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The Taiwan Weather Thread

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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby Abacus » 27 Jul 2016, 15:57

cfimages wrote:They must be looking at a different windyty. This is the 30th evening. It doesn't look much different for a few days after.

EDIT - the pressure maps don't really show Taiwan getting much lower than 1005MPa for the next week.

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They showed it on Monday-Wednesday next week. Yesterday they showed it hitting the south part of the island. This morning it was curving northward and missing the island and becoming a monster when it hits Japan. Now it barely forms and is headed out to sea next week.

People love windyty and it looks really cool but these week plus in advance forecasts that they show are extremely inaccurate as far as where something is going to go. They give you a good idea that something is brewing between the Philippines and Japan though FWIW.
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby cfimages » 27 Jul 2016, 17:17

So it's basically Taiwan news making uninformed predictions to panic everybody. Why am I not surprised.

Anyway, back to today's weather. It's hot. Just finished a run and it was a struggle. Wish they'd turn the lights on where I run so I could run at night instead of just having lights that are never switched on. Especially after they replaced them all a few months ago with nice new LED's, tested them and then never used them again.
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby Abacus » 28 Jul 2016, 16:48

cfimages wrote:So it's basically Taiwan news making uninformed predictions to panic everybody. Why am I not surprised.

Anyway, back to today's weather. It's hot. Just finished a run and it was a struggle. Wish they'd turn the lights on where I run so I could run at night instead of just having lights that are never switched on. Especially after they replaced them all a few months ago with nice new LED's, tested them and then never used them again.


In this case it wasn't Taiwan news (possibly them also but I don't watch the news) but amateur forecasters such as those on this forum like myself that look at windyty long term and it shows a typhoon forming. I have looked at these long term (a week plus) before and they are all over the place so I mostly dismiss them.

Now windyty shows a typhoon hitting Kending on Monday/Tuesday from the southeast. So in 3 days I have seen 4 very different projections. The potential for a storm is out there but it is too early to predict where or when.
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby Icon » 28 Jul 2016, 17:00

cfimages wrote:So it's basically Taiwan news making uninformed predictions to panic everybody. Why am I not surprised.

Anyway, back to today's weather. It's hot. Just finished a run and it was a struggle. Wish they'd turn the lights on where I run so I could run at night instead of just having lights that are never switched on. Especially after they replaced them all a few months ago with nice new LED's, tested them and then never used them again.


Last night it was the TVBS and Formosa TV guys making more or less the same predictions: typhoon next week, early to tell path, but something definetively brewing and worth observing around Filipinas.

It is a real pity it is so hot. Weather is so fine, Bobby wants to go on long walks, but even with a full belly of water and a canteen, he just can't take it at some point, and just streches belly flat on the ground, legs splayed like a swimmer, on the sidewalk. Then, I have to put him in his doggie purse, which makes him hotter, and he just sinks there.

At home, my cats are gulping down half a bowl of water each each, aside from the water fountain which needs refilling every night.

Of my office plants, two have died of the heat.
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby marasan » 28 Jul 2016, 17:29

cfimages wrote:Anyway, back to today's weather. It's hot. Just finished a run and it was a struggle.


My running times have been all over the place. Mostly trending down and the times have been embarrassing. Cycling on flats is still okay because you've got the wind to cool things down a bit.
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby Rocket » 28 Jul 2016, 17:35

cfimages wrote:So it's basically Taiwan news making uninformed predictions to panic everybody. Why am I not surprised.

Anyway, back to today's weather. It's hot. Just finished a run and it was a struggle. Wish they'd turn the lights on where I run so I could run at night instead of just having lights that are never switched on. Especially after they replaced them all a few months ago with nice new LED's, tested them and then never used them again.


If it's like the field where we play ball, you got to pay to get them turned on
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby cfimages » 28 Jul 2016, 17:47

Rocket wrote:
cfimages wrote:So it's basically Taiwan news making uninformed predictions to panic everybody. Why am I not surprised.

Anyway, back to today's weather. It's hot. Just finished a run and it was a struggle. Wish they'd turn the lights on where I run so I could run at night instead of just having lights that are never switched on. Especially after they replaced them all a few months ago with nice new LED's, tested them and then never used them again.


If it's like the field where we play ball, you got to pay to get them turned on


Ah, that might explain it. I just assumed they were like the bike path where they're just on everyday.
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby cfimages » 28 Jul 2016, 17:48

So it hit 38.5° again today. Which makes a record for the most days over 38° in a year. And there's still 6 weeks or so of summer to go.
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby Rocket » 28 Jul 2016, 18:29

cfimages wrote:
Rocket wrote:
cfimages wrote:So it's basically Taiwan news making uninformed predictions to panic everybody. Why am I not surprised.

Anyway, back to today's weather. It's hot. Just finished a run and it was a struggle. Wish they'd turn the lights on where I run so I could run at night instead of just having lights that are never switched on. Especially after they replaced them all a few months ago with nice new LED's, tested them and then never used them again.


If it's like the field where we play ball, you got to pay to get them turned on


Ah, that might explain it. I just assumed they were like the bike path where they're just on everyday.


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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby dulan drift » 28 Jul 2016, 23:00

cfimages wrote:So it hit 38.5° again today. Which makes a record for the most days over 38° in a year. And there's still 6 weeks or so of summer to go.


Yeah, tomorrow could be interesting as well. There have been so many heat records this year I'm wondering if we could crack the big Four-O at some stage during the summer.

Here's the forecast chart for Sunday. It should at least be a tropical storm, if not a fully-fledged typhoon. Doesn't seem to be any obvious steering ridge, so it may stall and it could still go anywhere. With apologies to northern PPE, I hope it stays on track and kicks up some rain for the south-east coast. It's like living in a tropical desert here.


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