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18 April 2012 Western Pacific & Australia Tropical Update

The western pacific and Eastern Asia is booming today with severe weather.

Tokyo saw some rumbles of thunders on Tuesday but good news most of this has cleared out in the overnight hours. Meanwhile though the main topic of discussion is the continued rough weather in and around Hong Kong. Storms have been blowing up here all week and yet another round of wicked weather could occur through friday dropping over 100mm of rainfall in many locations just north of the city.   In just the past 24hrs over 80mm of rainfall was recorded and over the weekend Large hail damaging houses and injuring dozens of people was reported about 100km north of the city. With that said these storms look to continue to linger bringing more severe weather.

Australia is a point of discussion today as Invest 99P spins just north of the Top End, at this time NOGAPS is picking up on a weak development from this area and given conditions it does look like this could be possible. We will have continue updates as this progresses but for a detailed info on this system please check the update from our partner at

In my Search of Weather Videos I also found this video from Hong Kong on the 16th.

Australia Tropical Update 18 April 2012

A weak LOW has formed well north of the NT. It will drift to the WSW over the next 2-3 days and will deepen slightly, however it is not suspect for tropical cyclone development in the short term.

The LOW will continue to generate a moist convergent flow which will enhance showers/storms and possibly even rain areas along the top end coastline.

16 APR Western Pacific Weather Video Update

Its monday yet again, here your outlook for the next several days and the coming week.

Areas of Northern Mindanoa are experiencing some heavy rainfall today, PAGASA has already issued a statement saying.


Weather Advisory #1 (10AM 4/16): Cloudy skies w/ widespread rains expected over Agusan Provinces, Surigao Provinces, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental & Misamis Oriental due to the “Trough of Low Pressure Area”. 
Residents in low lying areas & along mountain slopes, particularly mining areas, are advised to be on alert for possible flashfloods & landslides.

The rest of Mindanao will have mostly cloudy skies w/ scattered rainshowers & thunderstorms.


This could spell for a potentially dangerous situation, yet for the rest of the Philippines it looks to be yet another hot one. Elsewhere Japan is seeing a low pressure system push through bringing light rain showers throughout the day and South East China could expect a new low forming up by the mid-part of the week. All the details are in the video.

~ Meteorologist Robert Speta

14 April 2012 Western Pacific Weather Video Update

A low pressure area is moving off the east coast of Japan today, rain is still effecting the Kanto region but will taper off by sunday bringing in sunnier skies behind it accompanied by warmer temperatures. South East asia is seeing sunny weather across most of the region for the weekend. There are a few exceptions, Mindanao is feeling an invasion of the ITCZ dropping heavy rain showers. There is a threat of up to 50mm an hour of rain from these storms, this brings the risk of flash floods in low lying areas across the southern island.

Indonesia is still recovering from the 8.6m earthquake that struck earlier this week. Numerous aftershocks continue to occur here bringing the threat of not only more damage front eh quake, but rain showers falling heavy at times in Sumatra could result in the risk of Mudslides. In 2009 a earthquake struck here resulting in a whole town being buried under mud and debris due to a slide. This goes to show in recent history this has occurred, lets hope it does not happen again in to the near future.

As always if you have any comments or suggestions please post them in the comment box below.

~Meteorologist Robert Speta