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Daily update- Tuesday, July 5, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 05 JUL

NWPAC outlook, 05 JUL

Summer floods affect parts of the north region as showers and thunderstorms continue to batter the region. The continental areas of the central region will see some of the same with plenty of moisture and energy in the area. The south region will see another typical summer day, while the tropics observe the formation of 2016’s first typhoon, 02W NEPARTAK. 

NORTH

The biggest story coming out of the north region today is in regards to deadly flooding in China’s Jiangsu and Anhui provinces west of Shanghai where reports have come in of at least 186 dead, dozens missing, and 1.5 million people evacuated as rainfall in excess of 450 mm has fallen over these locales in the past 48 hours. There is no relief in sight for this region, as a stalled frontal boundary serves as a focusing mechanism for ample moisture and energy to help fire off wave after wave of heavy rain. Elsewhere across the region, very warm temperatures are in place for much of China, where lots of sunshine gets a chance to warm things up a bit. To the east, clouds, showers, and rainfall will affect southeastern Russia, Japan, and Korea, where heavy rain is also a possibility later this afternoon.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Ulaanbaatar

27

18 81 64

Scattered showers possible

Vladivostok

19

13 66 55

Mostly cloudy

Beijing

32

19 90 66

Mostly fair

Seoul

26

21 79 70

Thunderstorms likely

Tokyo

25

22 77 72

Mostly cloudy

Xi’an

35

23 95 73

Mostly fair

Shanghai

33

26 91 79

Scattered thunderstorms likely

 

CENTRAL

The same frontal system that is bringing heavy rain to the north region is also bringing a round of the same to much of continental China in the central region. Offshore, however, conditions are much better, with lots of sunshine and scattered clouds. This is much like the calm before the storm as Typhoon NEPARTAK is expected to change the weather quite a bit across parts of the central region by this weekend.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Kunming

23

17 73 63

Thunderstorms likely

Hong Kong

31

27 88 81

Scattered thunderstorms likely

Taipei

34

26 93 79

Mostly fair

Naha

33

27 91 81

Partly cloudy

Hanoi

31

25 88 77

Thunderstorms likely

 

SOUTH

The south region will see another day of clouds, showers, and afternoon thunderstorms as tropical moisture gets a lift from the warm afternoon sunshine. There are no special areas of interest to talk about in the south region, with the exception of TY02W NEPARTAK, which will bring quite a bit of rain to the Philippines starting late this week as it tracks north of the country.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Siem Reap

30

24 86 75

Thunderstorms possible

Ho Chi Minh

34

26 93 79

Thunderstorms possible

Manila

32

24 90 75

Thunderstorms possible

Davao City

32

24 90 75

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Brunei

34

25 93 77

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Singapore

32

26 90 79

Mostly fair

 

TROPICS

The first typhoon of the 2016 season has been born! Say hello to our little friend, Typhoon 02W NEPARTAK.

02W NEPARTAK Full, 05 JUL

02W NEPARTAK Full, 05 JUL

TY 02W NEPARTAK

The J.M.A. (Japan Meteorological Agency) designated 02W NEPARTAK as Typhoon 02W NEPARTAK this morning. NEPARTAK is gathering strength west of Guam today as it continues on an eventual track to somewhere near Taiwan. Here are the latest statistics on TY02W:

Position: 15.2, 136.6 E

Location: 560mi (901km) west of Guam

Pressure: 970 hPa

Movement: WNW at 30kph

Winds: 130kph with gusts to 185kph

Strength: Typhoon

02W NEPARTAK is expected to continue to develop over the coming days, becoming a powerful typhoon. The system is expected to continue moving in a general northwesterly direction, with sights set on the southeastern Chinese coast later this week. All interests along the coast of southeastern China, Taiwan, the Ryukyus, and even Korea should monitor this situation closely as it develops. Residents of the Philippines should monitor for monsoonal rainfall that will result from NEPARTAK’s passing to the north of the archipelago later this week.

Elsewhere across the tropics, there are no other systems forming, but there are plenty of spots that have potential. These spots will drift through the region today bringing a good chance for showers and thunderstorms to many locations.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Guam

31

27 88 81

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Yap

32

26 90 79

Thunderstorms possible

Palau

30

26 86 79

Thunderstorms possible

Chuuk

31

26 88 79

Partly cloudy

Pohnpei

29

23 84 73

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Majuro

30

27 86 81

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Wake

31

26 88 79

Mostly fair

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Courtesy: CIMSS, Tropical Tidbits, JMA, JTWC, Intellicast, WUnderground.com, N.R.L., RAMMB-NOAA

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