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Archive | October, 2017

Low near central Philippines upgraded to TD

Good evening from the Western Pacific Weather team.

A low pressure system near the central Philippines has been upgraded into a tropical depression by the Japan Meteorological Agency. We’re expecting significant rainfall with this system as it continues to develop. The timing of this development is faster than this morning when the system was expected to develop into a TD by Wednesday.

JMA is likely expecting this system to develop into a tropical storm given the provision of a track. Those in the Philippines will be dealing with significant rainfall and increasing rainfall overnight and through the day Wednesday.

Jonathan Oh
Meteorologist, Western Pacific Weather

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Tricky tropical depressions in the works?

Good morning from the Western Pacific Weather team.

On this October 31 (Halloween, All Hallows Eve, etc.), it’s more treat than trick in terms of the Western Pacific weather. We do have a tropical depression out near the Indochina Peninsula, and we will have to watch out for that. It could bring some serious rainfall for southern Vietnam and Cambodia over the next couple of days. There’s also a little low out east of the Philippines near Mindanao. It is expected to develop into a tropical depression over the next couple of days, and that will bring some significant rain into the southern areas of the nation.

Otherwise, we’re looking at a relatively calm weather pattern over the Western Pacific. High pressure rules over China, while the remnants of Saola roar into the eastern regions of Russia.

So seriously… not too many tricks on this Tuesday.

Jonathan Oh
Meteorologist, Western Pacific Weather

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Saola says sayonara, calm for now

Good morning from the Western Pacific Weather team.

After an active weekend of heavy rainfall and windy weather, Saola has been downgraded to a low pressure system, and it is on its way to the north. Northern areas of Japan may still deal with some windy conditions along with some rain, clouds, and some snow in the higher elevations of Hokkaido. There is also some sea-effect rain and possibly snow taking place along the Sea of Japan side of the country as a powerful northwesterly flow moves into the coastline. The low will move toward the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia over the next 24 hours, and that will produce some windy and possibly wet and snowy conditions over the next couple of days.

Meanwhile, most of the Western Pacific is looking relatively calm when it comes to tropical weather, but an area of clouds is an area of interest south of the Indochina Peninsula. The Japan Meteorological Agency is expecting this development to become a tropical depression within the next 36 hours. We’ll keep you posted on this system as we go through the next couple of days.

Some showers are expected to move across the central and southern areas of the Philippines as a low east of the country draws in moisture over the region.

Jonathan Oh
Meteorologist, Western Pacific Weather

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