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Daily weather brief – Monday, December 19, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 19 DEC

NWPAC outlook, 19 DEC

NORTH

Aside from the very cold air over the northern third of the north region, I think the biggest story today is the thick haze over portions of northeastern China. Air quality levels are ranging from unhealthy to hazardous across these locales due to high pressure dominating these areas, combined with the heavy pollution from industry and transportation in the larger cities. These conditions are expected to remain over these locales for the next couple of days at least. Elsewhere across the region, another shot of very cold air will start moving into the region mid-week, and by Christmas Day, temperatures will be the coldest of the season in Mongolia and northern China, while other areas to the south and east will see the drop following the holiday. Lingering showers will keep things damp across the Korean peninsula and eastern China, and foggy conditions will hamper travel across the higher terrain of central China.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Ulaanbaatar

-6

-18 21 0

Partly cloudy

Vladivostok

4

-8 39 18

Mostly fair

Beijing

9

-4 48 25

Haze

Seoul

11

3 52 37

Scattered showers likely

Tokyo

16

5 61 41

Partly cloudy

Xi’an

11

2 52 36

Fog and low clouds

Shanghai

18

12 64 54

Scattered showers likely

 

CENTRAL

The latest continental surge has cleared much of the central region, as a few showers will hang around southern China and northern Indochina. Cloudy skies are dominant over the higher terrain of south-central China, while locations to the east will enjoy a few scattered clouds and sunshine.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Kunming

17

7 63 45

Mostly cloudy

Hong Kong

25

21 77 70

Mostly fair

Taipei

27

18 81 64

Mostly fair

Naha

24

21 75 70

Partly cloudy

Hanoi

27

21 81 70

Scattered showers likely

 

SOUTH

A new surge has moved into the south region, helping to clear the skies a bit across the northern portion of the region. Areas to the south, however, continue to deal with deep tropical moisture, showers, and scattered thunderstorms. Temperatures will range from mild to warm, with the coolest readings over the northern portion of the region.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Siem Reap

32

22 90 72

Partly cloudy

Ho Chi Minh

30

23 86 73

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Manila

30

24 86 75

Partly cloudy

Davao City

29

23 84 73

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Brunei

32

25 90 77

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Singapore

32

24 90 75

Thunderstorms possible

 

TROPICS

The tropics are fairly quiet today, but there are hints in the long-range forecasts that a system may be on the horizon.

TAAG, 19 DEC

TAAG, 19 DEC

Continual surges of continental air has dried out much of the tropics, with persistent moisture and convergence hanging around south of 10 degrees north latitude, Long-rage forecast models are showing signs of a weak system developing over the coming days, bringing inclement weather to portions of the Philippines over the Christmas holiday. Otherwise, a few thunderstorms will pop up over eastern Micronesia, western Micronesia and the Marshall Islands, while the Marianas and Wake will see a pleasant day.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Guam

30

26 86 79

Partly cloudy

Yap

30

26 86 79

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Palau

29

26 84 79

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Chuuk

31

26 88 79

Partly cloudy

Pohnpei

29

26 84 79

Thunderstorms possible

Majuro

29

27 84 81

Thunderstorms possible

Wake

27

24 81 75

Partly cloudy

 

Have a meaningful Monday!

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

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Weekend weather brief – December 10/11, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 10/11 DEC

NWPAC outlook, 10/11 DEC

NORTH

The latest in a series of storm systems is making its way out into the open ocean east of Japan this weekend, with strong northwesterly winds bringing in moisture from the Sea of Japan, generating sea-effect snow squalls across coastal prefectures and higher terrain of Hokkaido and the northern half of Honshu. Outside of these coastal areas, skies will be partly cloudy due to a lack of significant moisture associated with the storm system itself. Clouds will linger over eastern China as the new surge builds in from the northwest, keeping the frigid temperatures in place across Mongolia, northern China, and southeastern Russia, with very chilly readings across the remainder of the region.

City

Sat High

C        F

Sun High

C        F

Conditions

Sat                          Sun

Ulaanbaatar

-10

14 -9 16 Partly cloudy

Mostly cloudy

Vladivostok

-7

19 -6 21 Partly cloudy

Mostly fair

Beijing

6

43 6 43 Mostly fair

Partly cloudy

Seoul

3

37 5 41 Mostly fair

Mostly fair

Tokyo

11

52 10 50 Mostly fair

Mostly fair

Xi’an

11

52 12 54 Partly cloudy

Mostly fair

Shanghai

13

55 13 55 Mostly cloudy

Mostly cloudy

 

CENTRAL

Temperatures are holding steady across the central region as most of the colder air with the new surges stays well to the north. Fresh northeasterly winds will continue to bring in moisture from the ocean and drive it up the higher terrain of Taiwan, making for a damp, rainy day across the island. High pressure building in behind the latest frontal system will keep the remainder of the region pleasant with just a few clouds and plenty of sunshine.

City

Sat High

C        F

Sun High

C        F

Conditions

Sat                         Sun

Kunming

18

64 17 63 Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy

Hong Kong

24

75 24 75 Partly cloudy

Mostly fair

Taipei

23

73 22 72 Sctd. showers

Sctd. showers

Naha

23

73 22 72 Mostly fair

Partly cloudy

Hanoi

27

81 27 81 Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy

 

SOUTH

Drier air continues to filter down into northern locales of the south region as a stalled frontal system starts to move out of the area to the northeast. Strong northeasterly winds ahead of high pressure building into the region will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms across the Philippines, while another weak area of low pressure to the south of Indochina will help generate showers across the Malay Peninsula and southern Vietnam. Plentiful tropical moisture remains in place for more southerly locations in the region, and the warm afternoon sun will help lift that moisture up into scattered showers and thunderstorms through the weekend.

City

Sat High

C        F

Sun High

C        F

Conditions

Sat                         Sun

Siem Reap

32

90 32 90 Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy

Ho Chi Minh

30

86 29 84 Mostly cloudy

Sctd. t-storms

Manila

32

90 31 88 Sctd. t-storms

Sctd. t-storms

Davao City

32

90 32 90 Sctd. t-storms

Sctd. t-storms

Brunei

32

90 32 90 Sctd. t-storms

Thunderstorms

Singapore

32

90 31 86 Sctd. t-storms

Sctd. t-storms

 

TROPICS

There’s nothing officially on the books in the tropic as we continue to travel deeper into the climatological quiet time in the region.

TAAG, 10 DEC

TAAG, 10 DEC

General convergence continues across the I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone), with one focused are of low pressure over the South China Sea and another located south of Palau in western Micronesia. Another ripple of energy is passing through the southern Mariana Islands, helping generate widespread showers across the islands. The remainder of the region will see pockets of instability as the warm sunshine works with the available moisture to generate showers and scattered thunderstorms.

City

Sat High

C        F

Sun High

C        F

Conditions

Sat                         Sun

Guam

30

86 30 86 Sctd. showers

Sctd. showers

Yap

29

84 30 86 Partly cloudy

Sctd. showers

Palau

31

88 29 84 Sctd. t-storms

Thunderstorms

Chuuk

32

90 30 86 Mostly cloudy

Sctd t-storms

Pohnpei

31

88 28 82 Mostly cloudy

Sctd t-storms

Majuro

29

84 29 84 Sctd t-storms

Sctd t-storms

Wake

29

84 28 82 Partly cloudy

Mostly fair

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Courtesy: CIMSS, Tropical Tidbits, Intellicast, WUnderground.com, NRL, JMA, JTWC

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Daily weather brief – Friday, December 9, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 09 DEC

NWPAC outlook, 09 DEC

NORTH

High pressure is building into the north region as the latest Siberian surge pushes through the region. Temperatures are quite cold in the northern half of the region, while areas to the east and south are seeing much milder temperatures. A weak storm system is rolling through the Korean peninsula and Japan today, but moisture is limited with this system, so these locations will only see a few passing clouds as the system moves through. Low clouds and fog will hinder travel in the higher terrain of central China, while the remainder of the region enjoys sunshine and scattered clouds.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Ulaanbaatar

-14

-26 7 -15

Mostly fair

Vladivostok

-7

-15 19 5

Partly cloudy

Beijing

4

-6 39 21

Mostly fair

Seoul

3

-7 37 16

Scattered showers likely

Tokyo

17

6 63 43

Mostly fair

Xi’an

12

1 54 34

Fog and low clouds

Shanghai

14

8 57 46

Partly cloudy

 

CENTRAL

Temperatures are holding steady across the central region as a new surge from the north approaches the region. Fog and low clouds will make for a dreary day in the higher terrain of south-central China, and scattered showers will once again pelt portions of Taiwan, but the remainder of the region should see just a few clouds mixed in with sunshine this afternoon.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Kunming

18

4 64 39

Fog and low clouds

Hong Kong

24

18 75 64

Mostly fair

Taipei

22

19 72 66

Scattered showers likely

Naha

23

19 73 66

Partly cloudy

Hanoi

28

14 82 57

Mostly fair

 

SOUTH

Drier air has filtered down into portions of the south region, evidenced by the increased diurnal temperature differences and a general decrease in cloud cover. A stalled frontal system just north of the Philippines could be a focal point for weak areas of low pressure to generate and slide northeastward over the next couple of days. Temperatures are still quite warm across the region, and the southern half of the region continues to be quite moist and tropical. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible across much of the region, except over Indochina, where the sun will shine through just a few clouds.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Siem Reap

31

21 88 70

Partly cloudy

Ho Chi Minh

32

23 90 73

Partly cloudy

Manila

30

25 86 77

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Davao City

32

24 90 75

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Brunei

33

24 91 75

Thunderstorms possible

Singapore

32

25 90 77

Thunderstorms possible

 

TROPICS

The tropics appear to be drying out quite a bit and convergence continues along the very depressed I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone)

TAAG, 09 DEC

TAAG, 09 DEC

Recent continental surges have succeeded in drying out the general moisture profile of the tropics and have also pushed the I.T.C.Z. quite far to the south, where some scattered areas of convergence continue to crop up. Long-range forecast models aren’t showing any real development of out there, but do show some cold-core systems spinning up in the South China Sea and Philippine Sea along stalled frontal systems to the north. For today, northerly locales within the region ill see plenty of sunshine while areas to the south will still encounter scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Guam

31

26 88 79

Mostly fair

Yap

30

26 86 79

Partly cloudy

Palau

29

26 84 79

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Chuuk

30

26 86 79

Thunderstorms possible

Pohnpei

31

26 88 79

Thunderstorms possible

Majuro

29

27 84 81

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Wake

28

25 82 77

Partly cloudy

 

Have a fantastic Friday!

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

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Daily weather brief – Thursday, December 8, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 08 DEC

NWPAC outlook, 08 DEC

NORTH

A moderately strong storm system is sweeping through northern China today with a reinforcing shot of cold air behind the trailing cold front. A few showers will pop up over northeastern China and the Korean peninsula as this storm system moves through. Another weaker storm system is making its way to the east offshore of Japan, but due to the complicated dynamics in place, the air is actually a bit warmer behind the frontal system associated with this system as warm air advects to the north ahead of the stronger system. As the deep-freeze stays in place across Mongolia, northern China, and southeastern Russia, the remainder of the region will see a chilly day ahead with plenty of sunshine and a few scattered clouds.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Ulaanbaatar

-14

-27 7 -17

Mostly fair

Vladivostok

-3

-11 27 12

Partly cloudy

Beijing

8

-4 46 25

Partly cloudy

Seoul

7

1 45 34

Scattered showers likely

Tokyo

13

3 55 37

Mostly fair

Xi’an

15

1 59 34

Partly cloudy

Shanghai

16

7 61 45

Partly cloudy

 

CENTRAL

Temperatures are holding steady across the central region as high pressure stays settled over the region. Strong northeasterly flow on the southeast side of this strong high pressure area will continue to bring in moisture from the warmer water of the ocean to offshore locations while mainland locales will continue to see lots of sunshine under partly cloudy skies.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Kunming

18

3 64 37

Partly cloudy

Hong Kong

22

16 72 61

Mostly fair

Taipei

22

19 72 66

Scattered showers likely

Naha

22

20 72 68

Mostly cloudy

Hanoi

28

15 82 59

Mostly fair

 

SOUTH

Drier air continues to get pumped into the region by high pressure over mainland Asia while tropical moisture gets carried in on the heels of the northeasterly winds generated by the same high pressure system. Interior locales of Indochina will see very few clouds, while the remainder of the region can look forward to the possibility of scattered showers and thunderstorms as the warm sunshine lifts up the available moisture. Temperatures will continue to be rather warm over the region as we near the solar minimum period later this month.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Siem Reap

31

21 88 70

Partly cloudy

Ho Chi Minh

32

24 90 75

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Manila

28

25 82 77

Thunderstorms possible

Davao City

31

24 88 75

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Brunei

31

24 88 75

Thunderstorms possible

Singapore

32

25 90 77

Thunderstorms possible

 

TROPICS

The tropics have quieted down, officially speaking; following the demise of what was 90W INVEST east of the Philippines.

TAAG, 08 DEC

TAAG, 08 DEC

The N.R.L. (Naval Research Laboratory) has taken tropical disturbance 90W INVEST off of the official record, but some lingering convergence continues in the area. Long-range forecast models do not indicate any development in the tropics for the foreseeable future. For today, most locations in the region will see a fair chance for showers and scattered thunderstorms, with more northerly locales enjoying a drier scenario.

City

High/Low

C

High/Low

F

Conditions

Guam

29

26 84 79

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Yap

29

27 84 81

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Palau

29

27 84 81

Mostly cloudy

Chuuk

31

26 88 79

Thunderstorms possible

Pohnpei

28

26 82 79

Thunderstorms possible

Majuro

30

27 86 81

Mostly cloudy

Wake

27

25 81 77

Partly cloudy

 

Have a thrilling Thursday!

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

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