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Wet weather continues in the Indochina Peninsula

Good evening from the Western Pacific Weather team.

A tropical depression southwest of the Indochina Peninsula continues to produce instability for the region. While the moisture is really being drawn westward toward Thailand, there is enough instability that could lead to some showers and cloud cover over Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam during the next 24 hours. NASA released a report stating that remnants of Damrey mixed in with this tropical depression. JMA is not following this storm and expects it to be dropped as a tropical depression over the next 24 hours, while JTWC expects the system to cross into the Bay of Bengal and staying as a tropical depression over the next few days. While models are possibly developing this system into something potentially fierce several days out, at this point, the confidence is quite low on that possibility. For now, the immediate impacts remain over Thailand and Myanmar during the next 24 hours.

20171107 JTWCMeanwhile, we continue to monitor the possible formation of a low pressure system east of the southern Philippines. Models are indicating a possible development over the next 48 hours, but the factors that are attempting to lead to its formation are still not quite there. It would be best to just keep an eye on this area and revisit the possibility of formation over the next 24-48 hours.

Jonathan Oh
Meteorologist, Western Pacific Weather

20171107 Satellite

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About Jonathan Oh

Jonathan Oh is a meteorologist on Western Pacific Weather and appearing on NHK World. Jonathan has been working in the field for more than 10 years with a focus on broadcast, radar, and computer model forecasting. He is currently based in Tokyo, Japan.

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