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INVEST full, 25 AUG

Daily weather brief - Thursday, August 25, 2016

NORTH Cooler air settles across parts of the north region; hints of changes that are coming in the next few weeks. A frontal system is draped over northern China, with cooler air having filtered down as far south as the recently heat-ravaged areas of interior central China, where temperatures are a full11C (20F) cooler than yesterday with clouds and showers. This front will bring a few thunderstorms to eastern Russia later this afternoon as it slides through, and showers will fall across northeastern China and Korea. And it looks like Japan’s tropical troubles may not be over just yet, as 12W ...

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92W, 24 AUG

Daily weather brief - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

NORTH Signs of the coming changes in seasons are evident across the north region, as intense heat once again settles over interior portions of central China, and cool, autumn-like temperatures settle over parts of Mongolia and northern China. Heat indices could approach 44C (111F) in Xi’an and surrounding locales this afternoon. Lingering moisture from 10W will bring a few showers to Japan this afternoon, and a few sprinkles will fall across Mongolia as the warm, moist air overrides the cooler air at the surface. City High/Low C High/Low F Conditions Ulaanbaatar 13 3 55 37 Scattered showers likely Vladivostok 24 22 75 72 Partly cloudy Beijing 33 24 91 75 Mostly fair Seoul 33 23 91 73 Partly cloudy Tokyo 30 25 86 77 Scattered thunderstorms possible Xi’an 39 27 102 81 Partly cloudy & HOT Shanghai 33 26 91 79 Partly cloudy   CENTRAL Attention in the central region, especially the ...

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Lionrock Nears Okinawa, Typhoon Warnings in Place

Lionrock has intensified in to a Typhoon Wednesday to the east of Amami in the Southern Japanese islands. This storm has been a rather interesting one to watch, forming first south of Tokyo and then riding the monsoonal gyre that has been in place south east along the coast of Honshu towards Okinawa.   Now after its odd journey it has decided to take a break and linger east of Okinawa  for the time being.  The one location that will take a direct hit though is the Daito islands part of Okinawa prefecture.  The island is built for typhoons and has a ...

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90W, 23 AUG

Daily weather brief - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

NORTH Tropical Storm 10W MINDULLE continues to roll through portions of northern Japan today as it weakens and begins extra-tropical transition. More strong showers and gusty winds are in store for Hokkaido and northern Honshu through the rest of the day, while a few showers and thunderstorms linger over the eastern coast of the nation. A shot of cooler air has moved into Mongolia and northern China, bringing temperatures down to more comfortable levels. Warm air ahead of the frontal system will make for a cozy day across eastern Russia, and will keep the intense heat in place across interior central ...

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Flooding and Landslides In Northern Japan & Lionrock lingers near Okinawa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPWd7jEzdAY Severe Tropical Storm Mindulle is tracking north today over Hokkaido following its impact on Central Japan including Tokyo Monday. The storm brought numerous impacts and record breaking precipitation, check our live blog from Monday here for detailed information.  Mindulle is just one of three storms which have been impacting the country. In total one person died and 46 people were injured as windstorms and torrential rain battered 6 prefectures. Most of the injuries were due to high winds and flying debris, one reason why we always stress to stay in doors during these storms. The severe weather forced the cancellation of more ...

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