Weather forecast for the Asia-Pacific region

High pressure will build into northern Honshu for a brief period of drier weather.

Written by Agencies | Asia Pacific | Published: February 23, 2012 10:49:28 am

Parts of northern Honshu,Hokkaido and the Kuril Islands will see precipitation Friday as a strong low pressure system spins over Honshu and lifts northeastward through the western Pacific Ocean. Behind this system,high pressure will build into northern Honshu for a brief period of drier weather. As this system strengthens,onshore winds will usher moisture into southern Japan,triggering chances of rain showers in southern and central Honshu Friday night. Tokyo will experience chances of rain with rainfall amounts near 0.3 inches (7.5 mm). This precipitation will continue into Saturday.

Increased cloud cover and chances of precipitation will form in the Korean Peninsula as a low pressure system forms off the coast of North Korea in the Sea of Japan. To the south,a humid maritime airstream will bring more foggy weather to the southeastern China coast. Expect rain bands to affect the region on Saturday.

For Australia,a broad high pressure system in the Tasman Sea will provide dry and warm conditions to New South Wales,Victoria,and Tasmania. On the northern side of this system,onshore winds associated with this system will bring chances of rain showers and thunderstorms along the Queensland coast through Saturday. Meanwhile,a trough of low pressure will maintain widely scattered showers and thunderstorms in the northern Western Territory and the Northern Territory.

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