Daily update- Tuesday, May 3, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 03 MAY

NWPAC outlook, 03 MAY

A strong spring storm slides through the north region and shares some of the energy with parts of the central region. Seasonal heat and humidity takes over in the south as the tropic region very slowly gets it act together. 

NORTH

A very strong spring storm system is rolling through eastern Asia today, en route to Japan by tomorrow. Parts of northeastern China, eastern Russia, and the Korean peninsula will see strong winds and occasionally heavy rain with the system as it moves to the east. Although Japan will get through today with no problems, it will start going downhill tonight as the system moves into the nation. For more on this spring storm system, check out Rob’s in-depth report. Elsewhere, with the majority of the energy located in the east, most of the north region is in a fairly stable weather situation today, with warm temperatures and sunny to partly cloudy skies.

City High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions
Ulaanbaatar 17 1 63 34 Fair
Vladivostok 12 4 54 39 Periods of rain
Beijing 26 9 79 48 Partly cloudy
Seoul 17 11 63 52 Periods of rain
Tokyo 22 18 72 64 Increasing clouds, PM showers
Xi’an 31 14 88 57 Fair
Shanghai 25 15 77 59 Partly cloudy

 

CENTRAL

A cold front extending down from the strong spring storm system in the north region will bring a good chance for scattered thunderstorms across parts of southeastern China, and possible strong storms over eastern China, Taiwan, and the Ryukyu Islands. Moisture feeding into the system from the southwest is traversing southern China and northern Vietnam, helping fuel afternoon thunderstorms there as well. Temperatures are no surprise and will be seasonably warm across the region.

City High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions
Kunming 25 13 77 54 Fair
Hong Kong 28 24 82 75 Scattered thunderstorms
Taipei 31 22 88 72 Thunderstorms likely
Naha 27 19 81 66 Thunderstorms likely
Hanoi 30 25 86 77 Scattered thunderstorms

 

 SOUTH

It’s still quite hot in the south region, but we are far from the ridiculous numbers of April. Hottest locations will once again be parts of interior Indochina, and inland areas of the northern Philippines. Tropical moisture is settling into the region firmly, and the southern two-thirds of the region will see a good chance for showers or thunderstorms as weak tropical energy slides through.

City High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions
Siem Reap 38 27 100 81 Mostly sunny
Ho Chi Minh 37 28 99 82 Partly cloudy
Manila 36 26 97 79 Isolated thunderstorms
Davao City 31 24 88 75 Scattered thunderstorms
Brunei 32 26 90 79 Scattered thunderstorms
Singapore 33 27 91 81 Partly cloudy

 

 TROPICS 

Activity in the tropics appears to be taking a slow, gradual upward trend, which is climatologically normal, really, so it should not shock many. But, following the record season last year, in which we had already seen our 6th named storm, and were watching the development of our 7th taking shape at this point of the year, it has been utterly dead out there. SST’s (Sea-Surface Temperatures) are quite favorable, and increasing…overall, VWS (Vertical Wind Shear) is rather favorable…and moisture is in place, but is still depressed in terms of latitude, being relegated to areas below about 8 degrees north latitude. Although it’s not unheard of for systems to form below 5 degrees north latitude, it’s certainly a rarity early in a season’s development, due to weak Corliolis forces and a lack of sufficient wind convergence near the equator. All of this is resulting in a rather benign scenario for tropical development. All that being said, we see very little in the way of organized activity out there right now with just weak pulses of energy sliding along the I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone). One trough extends to the southeast out of the eastern islands of Micronesia; a second is draped in a NE to SW configuration from the same point of origin near Chuuk. A third is moving out of the southern Philippines, and the last is moving out of the WPAC near Malaysia. These impulses will bring showers and thunderstorms to these locations, while everyone else enjoys a warm, sunny day.

City High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions
Guam 32 26 90 79 Scattered showers
Yap 33 26 91 79 Partly cloudy
Palau 31 27 88 81 Partly cloudy
Chuuk 29 27 84 81 Thunderstorms likely
Pohnpei 30 26 86 79 Scattered thunderstorms
Majuro 28 26 82 79 Scattered thunderstorms
Wake 26 24 79 75 Fair

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Courtesy: CIMSS, Tropical Tidbits, Intellicast, WUnderground.com, MeteoEarth

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