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Daily weather brief – Thursday, January 5, 2017

NWPAC outlook, 05 JAN

NWPAC outlook, 05 JAN

NORTH

A reinforcing shot of cooler air has settled over the northernmost reaches of the north region, hints of things to come as we get into the weekend and early next week. Air quality levels in Beijing are at hazardous readings, and while snow falls from the hazy skies, there is little relief in sight in the near-term. Some moisture is pushing up from the south, bringing rainfall to eastern China and cloudy skies to the Korean peninsula. Temperatures will be chilly across mainland Asia and Japan, where Tokyo will enjoy scattered clouds and sunshine.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Ulaanbaatar

-13

-27 9 -17

Partly cloudy

Vladivostok

-7

-18 19 0

Mostly fair

Beijing

3

-4 37 25

Snow showers/HAZARDOUS AIR

Seoul

10

-1 50 30

Mostly cloudy

Tokyo

10

0 50 32

Mostly fair

Shanghai

12

11 54 52

Periods of rain

CENTRAL

Warmer air is advecting northward across the central region, ahead of a new surge that will push through next week. The moisture that has been moving through the region has travelled north, leaving behind fair to partly cloudy skies across much of the region, except for northern Indochina, where clouds streaming in from the southwest will keep the sun at bay.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Kunming

14

6 57 43

Partly cloudy

Hong Kong

25

20 77 68

Partly cloudy

Taipei

27

18 81 64

Mostly fair

Naha

23

20 73 68

Partly cloudy

Hanoi

27

19 81 66

Mostly cloudy

SOUTH

Drier air continues to settle over Indochina, letting the warm sunshine heat things up a bit across the peninsula. Moisture being trucked in the by the strong seasonal northeast monsoon will bring a chance for scattered thunderstorms over the northern Philippines, while tropical moisture associated with the remnants of 94W and 95W will bring clouds and thunderstorms to the southern half of the archipelago. Moisture is entrenched over the Malay peninsula, Singapore, and Brunei as well, giving these locations a good chance for an afternoon thunderstorm.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Siem Reap

33

23 91 73

Partly cloudy

Ho Chi Minh

33

24 91 75

Partly cloudy

Manila

30

23 86 73

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Davao City

27

23 81 73

Thunderstorms likely

Brunei

31

24 88 75

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Singapore

32

25 90 77

Scattered thunderstorms possible

TROPICS

The tropics remain quiet, aside from weak pulses of energy and moisture in the western half of the region…

TAAG, 05 JAN

TAAG, 05 JAN

The remnants of 94W and 95W will bring plentiful showers and thunderstorms across the southern Philippines today. The ITCZ remains well below the 10 latitude, with most of the region’s moisture settled in below that latitude. There are no areas of concern out there at this time, and most locations in the southern half of the region will see a chance for showers or scattered thunderstorms, while mostly dry conditions will prevail over areas to the north. For more details on the tropical situation, please see the “Western Pacific Tropical Update” by meteorologist Mike Adcock on the site.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Guam

31

24 88 75

Partly cloudy

Yap

30

26 86 79

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Palau

28

26 82 79

Thunderstorms possible

Chuuk

30

26 86 79

Scattered showers possible

Pohnpei

29

26 84 79

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Majuro

29

27 84 81

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Wake

28

24 82 75

Partly cloudy

Have a thrilling Thursday!

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

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