Archive | February, 2012

Philippines 3-Day Forecast | February 28, 2012

It’s another day of mainly quiet weather for much of the Philippines today. However, a batch of thunderstorms are affecting parts of Mindanao. Some of the rains could be locally heavy so please do watch out for floods and landslides. Slight chances for thunderstorms will continue throughout the week. Some rains could also develop across Eastern Luzon, especially on Thursday as a frontal system moves through. Rainfall amounts should generally be light (around 30 to 6omm) so nothing to really worry about. Aside from these isolated thunderstorms and rain showers, there are no significant weather maker in the forecast. For the weather for the rest of E. Asia, you can read Rob’s latest update HERE.

Forecast Graphic, NOT OFFICIAL!

I’ll have another update by Friday, March 2.

-WxCaster PAT

28 FEB 2012 Western Pacific & Eastern Asia Weather Update

A weak area of convection in the tropics continues to move over the Southern Philippines today bringing heavy precipitation to much of Mindinao. This same distrubance can be seen extening acorss Malaysia and Singapore. Over 60mm of rainfall in the past 24hrs has been reported in numerous locations along this belt. The analysis above shows the series of low pressures in this belt.  Expect these rain showers to continue to linger in this belt through the rest of the week and even pickup by Thursday in to Friday. North of this instability though Northern Luzon will see fair weather with afternoon airmass thunderstorms being the main concern in cities like Manila and Bangkok.

Japan Snowfall 3 day Outlook

As we look at the westerlies a low pressure area is pushing off of Eastern China today bringing the threat of rain showers to Hong Kong through the Ryuku islands. This is expected to push through on Tuesday before moving on to the main island of Honshu where Tokyo will see rain showers by Wednesday evening.

Behind this low more snow is going to fall along North West Japan.   While the cold air continues to filter South across the Sea of Japan on Tuesday in to Wednesday expect over 50mm of snowfall to occur in Eastern Hokkaido through Central Honshu. This will relax for a brief period of time on Thursday prior to the next low that is expected to strike the area.

Keep Checking Back for more updates.

A weak disturbance hits the Southern Philippines with a break in the wet weather to the North. 27 FEB 2012

A break in the wet weather is occurring over most of Japan and Korea today for a brief period of time as a bubble area of high pressure sets in in between a fast moving low running away from Honshu today and another low setting up across the Tibetan Plateau and starts to push East bringing yet another shot of heavy rainfall by mid-week to North East Asia. The exception for the break in the unpleasant  weather yet again is the west coast of Japan where show showers from the ocean effect snow machine continue to drop the white stuff across the region. The image to the right displays yet again over 50mm being expected across parts of North East Honshu.  To the east though Sunday’s cloud cover will give way to sunnier skies across Tokyo with highs reaching near 10degrees on monday.  North of the Polar Front jet (the main desperate of the cold and warm air ) temperatures continue to dip below freezing.

Towards the south the tropics remain warm and pleasant going in to Monday.  There is a weak disturbance approaching Mindanao that could tally up numbers above 50mm in localized areas along the eastern portions of the island Monday, yet this is expected to remain weak and only last through Monday with the weather clearing by mid-week.

Therefore in summary the tropics remain mostly quite today, another great day to get out and enjoy the outdoors.  An umbrella is going to be a necessary accessory by mid-week in Korea and Japan and bundle up for those of you reading this from Hokkaido and Northern China.

Have a great day everyone! ~Meteorologist Robert Speta