World Weather for Saturday March 25 2017
Middle East: A trough will remain positioned along the Iraq and Iran border with more pockets of light to moderate rain anticipated. Some rain is also expected over far southern Iran. Lesser showers are indicated for eastern Afghanistan and far southwestern Saudi Arabia. Highs will reach 18 in Ankara with clouds and some sunshine, 31 in Riyadh with mostly sunny skies, and also 31 in Karachi with some high cloudiness.
Europe: Areas of surface high pressure will be positioned over England and eastern Poland. Fine weather will result over much of northern Europe and Scandinavia. Two storm systems will combine energy to produce light to moderate rain over much of Portugal, Spain, and southern France. A few snow showers are expected over northern Norway. Temperatures will still be rather cold over northern European Russia and northern Scandinavia. Highs will reach 5 in Copenhagen with a mix of sun and clouds, 11 in London with mostly sunny skies, and 13 in Madrid with some rain likely.
United States and Canada: A storm system will be positioned over Kansas with a cold front extending southwest across Texas and a warm front extending northeast to the New York and Quebec border. Showers and a few strong thunderstorms are likely over eastern Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Lesser showers will extend from Nebraska northeast across Iowa and Wisconsin to Michigan and New York State. To the west, a trough will produce some rain over central and northern Idaho. A new system will be moving onshore over central California with some light to moderate rain expected there. Showers will target the coastal regions of Washington State and British Columbia. Other regions of the United States and Canada will be very quiet. Highs will reach 40F in Toronto with rain and snow, 67F in Las Vegas with a few minor showers, and 76F in Dallas with a few showers and thunderstorms likely.
Asia: Surface high pressure will be positioned over northern Mongolia with fair, cold weather projected for many northern regions of the continent. A trough will produce some rain and snow showers over parts of the Korean Peninsula. Rain showers are expected over southern Japan. A trough will produce some showers and thunderstorms over parts of central and southern China. Lesser showers are indicated for northern Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and the central Philippines. Highs will reach 10 in Beijing with partly sunny skies, 13 in Seoul with showers, and 33 in Manila with a mix of sun and clouds.
Africa: Skies will be generally fair over northern Africa with an area of surface high pressure positioned over northern Libya. Isolated showers will affect Ivory Coast. Thunderstorms will target northern Congo. Lesser showers will affect areas of Angola, northern Namibia, Zambia, and northern Mozambique. A trough will produce some rain over the southeastern quadrant of South Africa. Highs will reach 19 in Durban with showers, 29 in Maputo with a mix of sun and clouds, and 38 the in Douala with variable cloudiness.
Australia and New Zealand: A wave of low pressure will be hovering just to the north of Perth over Western Australia. Showers and thunderstorms will target that portion of the country. Minor showers will affect the northwestern coastline and a few spots over that Cape York Peninsula. Some rain is also indicated for areas in between Sydney and Brisbane. A storm system will produce some light to moderate rain over far northern New Zealand. Central and southern portions of the country will be quiet and mild. Highs will reach 18 in Christchurch with mostly sunny skies, 28 in Adelaide with mostly sunny skies, and 32 in Port Hedland with a few showers likely.
South America: A ridge of high pressure will be situated over central Argentina with fine weather expected over nearly all of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and far southern Brazil. A few thunderstorms will hug the Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay border region. Thunderstorms are expected over parts of western Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador. A trough will produce some rain over the southeastern parts of Brazil near Brasilia. Highs will reach 24 in Lima with a mix of sun and clouds, 31 in Salvador with mostly sunny skies, and 32 in Santiago with sunshine in abundance.