World Weather for Sunday April 30 2017
Middle East: High pressure will be centered over western Turkmenistan with fair weather resulting over nearly all of the Middle East. A few showers are possible along the northwestern Iran and Iraq border. Temperatures will be mild across the north and warm over the central and southern regions. Highs will reach 30 in Amman with sunshine, 33 in Saravan with some high clouds, and 33 in Riyadh with a mix of sun and clouds.
Europe: A storm will be positioned over southern Finland with some rain likely over central and southern Finland and the northern Baltic Sea. The associated cold front will trigger a few showers and thunderstorms over central Ukraine. A secondary system will be positioned offshore to the west of France. Wind-driven pockets of rain are likely over northwestern Spain and western France. A ridge of high pressure will extend from Germany northwest to Norway. Highs will reach 12 in Cambridge with partly sunny skies, 17 in Naples with mostly sunny skies, and 22 in Moscow with clouds and some sun.
United States and Canada: A strong storm system will be positioned over Missouri with a cold front extending south to Texas and a warm front extending east to Ohio. Showers and strong thunderstorms are likely over Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and eastern Texas. Lesser showers will affect parts of Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Kansas, and eastern Nebraska. Ridges of high pressure will be sprawled across the southeastern and southwestern portions of the United States with fair weather indicated for most other regions. A trough will produce some rain over the coastal areas of British Columbia and Washington State. A frontal boundary may produce a few showers over southern Pennsylvania and Maryland. Highs will reach 50F in Toronto with variable cloudiness and a stiff breeze, 60F in Chicago with strong thunderstorms, and 74F in San Francisco with sunshine.
Asia: A wave of low pressure will be shifting east across the northern Sea of Japan. Some rain is likely over eastern Manchuria and northern Japan. A ridge of high pressure will be sprawled across Mongolia leading to fair weather across other regions of northern Asia. To the south, a pair of troughs will combine energy to produce showers and thunderstorms over the interior regions of central and southern China. An upper-level ridge will be sprawled across the far south. A few thunderstorms are possible over the Philippines. Minor showers are expected over Cambodia. Highs will reach 22 in Yokohama with sunshine, 25 in Seoul with sunshine, and 28 in Taipei with variable cloudiness.
Africa: A pair of troughs will produce some cloudiness over coastal Egypt and western Morocco. Other northern and southern regions of the continent will be fairly quiet. A thin band of showers will extend from northern Congo and southern Sudan east across Ethiopia to affect much of Somalia. Strong thunderstorms are indicated for the coastal regions of Kenya, Tanzania, and northern Mozambique. A trough will produce a few showers along the southern Mozambique and South Africa border. Highs will reach 28 in Maputo with showers, 31 in Lagos with a mix of sun and clouds, and 36 in Cairo with partial sunshine.
Australia and New Zealand: Isolated showers are possible to the north of Darwin along the northwestern coastline. Other sections of Australia will be extremely quiet. Showers and thunderstorms are expected over the central regions of New Zealand. Northern and southern portions of New Zealand will feature fair skies. Highs will reach 19 in Auckland with a mix of sun and clouds, 24 in Brisbane with mostly sunny skies, and 30 in Broome with lots of sun as well.
South America: Pressures will be low over Venezuela with showers and thunderstorms likely there and over the nearby portions of Columbia and far northwestern Brazil. A trough will produce lesser showers across the Bolivia and Peru border. Some minor showers are possible over the northern interior of Brazil and over Brazil's central, eastern coastline. High pressure will be situated offshore from Uruguay. Highs will reach 22 in Porto Alegre with sunshine, 25 in Rio de Janeiro with mostly sunny skies, and 30 in Santiago with some high clouds.