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Westpacwx Update 17 June 2022

For my Western Pacific friends, the tropics remain rather calm out there and really look like they will be through the end of the month. The big topic remains to be the Tsuyu front which, to be honest, has been brutal from South-Western Japan to China to even Luzon in the Philippines. This stubborn front continues to bring more rainfall to this area.. On the plus side, its shear is one reason why we continue to have a lack of support in the tropics.


It’s June 1st in the in the western pacific and what does that mean? Well, not much.. in the westpac typhoon season never really begins or ends and there really is a threat year-round for the development of storms.

One thing that does change as we head into June is the chance of re-curving typhoons towards Japan. That is why the US Military they do set TCORIV on June 1st. A simple way to ensure the military there are just a bit more prepared for the threat of a storm.

For the Philippines the storm threat moves a bit further north as well, thus taking Mindanao out of the cone of risk or at least high risk for a typhoon. The area already was blasted earlier this year by Typhoon Odette which brought severe damage from Sairgao to Cebu to Palawan.

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Westpacwx Typhoon Basics

Some basic typhoon and westpacwx information for those new to the area. Typhoon season is coming so best to be ready with all the right information.