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Weather forecast for the Asia-Pacific region

Weather forecast for the Asia-Pacific region

A low pressure system over the Kuril Islands on Friday will continue to produce swaths of wintry precipitation as it curves into the Sea of Okhotsk. The system will bring bands of light to moderate snow showers to the Kamchatka Peninsula and parts of northern Hokkaido. Strong blustery winds will sweep across these areas, ushering colder air into the region.
Meanwhile, further south, another, smaller low pressure system will develop in the Sea of Japan. Expect increased cloud cover and light showers in western Honshu during the afternoon as the system advances toward the coast. By evening, more moderate precipitation will spread into inland Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku as the low pushes across the coast.
Behind this system, high pressure will remain the dominant weather feature of northeastern China and much of the Korean Peninsula. Outside of a few chances of light flurries along the western coast of South Korea, fair skies with cold daytime highs are expected to persist throughout the area. Further south, a kink of energy will spark light showers in Zhejiang, China and Taiwan.
In Australia, Tropical Cyclone Vince, located approximately 540 nautical miles northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is expected to reach the northwestern coast of Western Australia with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (121 kilometers per hour) and gusts near 92 mph (148 kph). In addition to winds, the system will bring widespread, torrential rainfall and dangerous surf conditions to the region.
Over the Australian mainland, a trough of low pressure extending from Victoria through Queensland will continue to produce significant rainfall.
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Source: Weather Underground
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