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Daily weather brief – Wednesday, August 31, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 31 AUG

NWPAC outlook, 31 AUG

NORTH

TD 12W LIONROCK is moving through the northern Sea of Japan this morning with southeastern Russia in its sights for a second landfall. The storm raged across northern Japan yesterday bringing heavy rain, gusty winds, and all the usual hazards of a tropical system. For a full report on the devastation wrought by LIONROCK, please see the report by  Meteorologist Robert Speta. The storm is transitioning into an extra-tropical system and should dissipate over the Asian continent in the next couple of days. Elsewhere, the cooler air that settled in over the weekend is moderating a bit, bringing warmer temperatures to much of the region. It will be a windy and rainy day over southeastern Russia, and rainfall associated with the outer effects of LIONROCK will fall across the Korean peninsula.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Ulaanbaatar

22

6 72 43

Mostly fair

Vladivostok

21

18 70 64

Windy and rainy

Beijing

34

20 93 68

Mostly fair

Seoul

19

18 66 64

Periods of rain

Tokyo

30

23 86 73

Partly cloudy

Xi’an

32

20 90 68

Partly cloudy

Shanghai

32

23 90 73

Mostly fair

 

CENTRAL

Lingering moisture across much of the central region will lend a hand towards afternoon shower and thunderstorm development over the southeastern Chinese coast, the south-central Chinese highlands, and northern Indochina. Temperatures will warm up to seasonably warm levels across the region as the hottest air stays to the south.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Kunming

23

17 73 63

Thunderstorms possible

Hong Kong

31

27 88 81

Scattered showers possible

Taipei

33

26 91 79

Mostly fair

Naha

30

26 86 79

Mostly fair

Hanoi

33

27 91 81

Scattered thunderstorms likely

 

SOUTH

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will pop up this afternoon across much of the south region as deep tropical moisture gets a lift from the warm afternoon sunshine. The Philippines will see a bit of a break today, as only the northernmost reaches of the island of Luzon will see any significant rainfall thanks to a tropical trough of low pressure lingering to the north.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Siem Reap

32

26 90 79

Thunderstorms likely

Ho Chi Minh

33

25 91 77

Thunderstorms likely

Manila

31

26 88 79

Partly cloudy

Davao City

32

24 90 75

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Brunei

33

24 91 75

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Singapore

31

25 88 77

Thunderstorms likely

 

TROPICS

The tropics have quieted down considerably as the long-lived TD 12W LIONROCK gets ready to exit stage left, leaving the basin mostly devoid of any significant activity.

TAAG, 31 AUG

TAAG, 31 AUG

TD 12W LIONROCK continues extra-tropical transition and continues into the Asian mainland later today. It’s been a wacky run for LIONROCK, as the past track will show. Unfortunately, LIONROCK has wrought terrible devastation over parts of northern Japan, an area not hit by a tropical storm-strength, or stronger, system since reliable records have been kept. For the full report on the effects of Typhoon LIONROCK in Japan, please see the full report by Meteorologist Robert Speta.

12W full FINAL, 31 AUG

12W full FINAL, 31 AUG

Elsewhere across the tropics, scattered pockets of instability litter the region, but nothing organized in any way is out there, nor are there any forecasts for one on computer models. For today, we can just look forward to lots of sunshine with a few scattered thunderstorms here and there to make the afternoon a bit more exciting and a dash cooler.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Guam

31

27 88 81

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Yap

31

26 88 79

Partly cloudy

Palau

29

27 84 81

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Chuuk

30

26 86 79

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Pohnpei

27

21 81 70

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Majuro

28

27 82 81

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Wake

29

27 84 81

Thunderstorms possible

 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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

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