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Daily update- Wednesday, May 4, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 04 MAY

NWPAC outlook, 04 MAY

A strong spring storm continues to push through the north and central regions with windy conditions and strong thunderstorms. The south remains hot and humid, but the worst of the summer season may have passed. The tropics are still relatively quiet, but are slowly ramping up for what could be a big year. 

NORTH

A strong spring storm system that hammered parts of eastern China, Korea, and Japan over the past 24 hours is slowly trekking across northeastern China today, with the very active frontal boundary out ahead of the parent low pressure area by some 400 km. This squall line has passed through southern and central Japan, and will affect the northern island of Hokkaido through the day. The parent low is spinning over eastern Russia, bringing clouds to that area, and is helping pump down some colder air over Mongolia, where temperatures have nose-dived and snow is falling. Record warmth has come back to parts of interior western China, but thankfully, humidity levels are low, so it’s just hot, and not dangerously hot. The remainder of the region will see a warm and sunny day with just a few scattered clouds.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Ulaanbaatar

8

-6 46 21

Snow showers

Vladivostok

12

6 54 43

Periods of rain

Beijing

28

11 82 52

Fair

Seoul

19

8 66 46

Partly cloudy

Tokyo

23

18 73 64

Scattered showers, PM clearing

Xi’an

34

19 93 66

Fair

Shanghai

27

20 81 68

Fair

 

CENTRAL

Energy associated with the storm system in the north region will extend to the south into parts of the central region as well, particularly offshore of mainland China in Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands. Since the bulk of the energy has migrated well to the east, the worst we will get is a few showers and some clouds. The moisture feed extends to the southwest into southern China and northern Vietnam, where a pulse of weak energy will help stir the moisture up into a few thunderstorms as the air heats up. The rest of the region ill see a typical warm spring day with sunshine and scattered clouds.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Kunming

23

12 72 54

Partly cloudy

Hong Kong

28

24 82 75

Partly cloudy

Taipei

28

23 82 73

Thunderstorms likely

Naha

25

21 77 70

Mostly sunny

Hanoi

32

25 90 77

Scattered thunderstorms

 

 SOUTH 

Summertime heat is still well in place over the south, but it would appear that the worst is over for this season, as afternoon highs level off about 3-5C (5-9F) lower than in recent weeks. Even so, temperatures are still blistering hot, and heat indices will approach dangerous levels in some areas, so caution is advised if you have outdoor activities planned in Cambodia, Laos, or interior portions of Thailand, Vietnam, and the northern Philippines. Heat indices could approach 42C (108F) in many of these locations. Moisture is plentiful across the region, so with daytime heating, and some orographic help, thunderstorms will pop up across some parts of Indochina and the Philippines today, bringing some much-needed relief to some spots. Coverage will be isolated however, so no widespread relief is in sight for now. Aside from a few thunderstorms in Brunei and Indonesia, the remainder of the region will see a hot, sunny day today.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Siem Reap

38

27 100 81

Partly cloudy

Ho Chi Minh

36

28 97 82

Scattered thunderstorms

Manila

36

26 97 79

Partly cloudy

Davao City

34

24 93 75

Partly cloudy

Brunei

33

26 91 79

Scattered thunderstorms

Singapore

33

27 91 81

Partly cloudy

 

 TROPICS 

Activity in the tropics is showing early-season signs off ebb and flow, as weak impulses flare up in the convergence zone and then peter out in the drier air shortly afterwards. Although activity is slowly ramping up, and I DO mean S-L-O-W-L-Y, nothing of real consequence is out there or on the foreseeable horizon. One pulse of energy is moving out of the Philippines and into Indonesia and Brunei, while a second, weak ripple is passing to the south of western Micronesia. A third wave is tracking westward over eastern Micronesia, as a final pulse of energy moves into the Marshall Islands far to the east. The abundance of scattered energy in the region means that just about anyone could see a shower or thunderstorms today, but development will be isolated and local. If you don’t see a shower, then look forward to a hot, sunny, and tropical day.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Guam

32

26 90 79

Fair

Yap

33

26 91 79

Partly cloudy

Palau

32

27 90 81

Partly cloudy

Chuuk

31

27 88 81

Scattered thunderstorms

Pohnpei

31

25 88 77

Scattered thunderstorms

Majuro

28

26 82 79

Thunderstorms

Wake

26

25 79 77

Scattered showers

Have a way-out Wednesday!

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

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