Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tropical Update

It is another quiet week for much of the Tropics today while Eastern Asia deals with rain and snow.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Warm temperatures and clear skies abound for much of Indochina, Philippines, and Pacific Islands. A group of thunderstorms is bringing rain showers across Palau and eventually into Mindanao but other than that, it's mostly rain free for much of the region. It's a different story, however, as we head north into Eastern Asia. A developing low pressure system is bringing rain showers across Eastern China, Northern Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku, Kyushu, and South Korea. Much of the rain should be light although a line of thunderstorms could briefly bring heavy rain with thunder and strong winds for some islands along the Ryukyu (Okinawa for example). As the low pressure system moves eastward, it will eventually bring rain and even snow into parts of Kyushu and Honshu. Even Tokyo could get as much as 5cm of snow by Thursday. By the latter part of the week, temperatures should climb into normal or slightly-above normal.


Forecast graphic NOT OFFICIAL!

Mostly quiet with only a few isolated thunderstorms, especially across Mindanao. Some showers could be heavy bringing the chances of flashfloods and landslides. Temperatures will range between the mid 20s to mid 30s; cooler temps in Baguio and other high-elevation cities.

Another update by Friday, March 2.
Issued (09 UTC) 5pm PhT 022812

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