World Weather for Saturday February 25 2017
Middle East: A trough will be positioned over eastern Iran with a few showers likely there. Showers are also anticipated along the Afghanistan and Pakistan border. Isolated showers may pop up over Western Yemen. Other regions of the Middle East will be fairly quiet with high pressure centered over northern Iraq. Temperatures will be somewhat milder over the north. Highs will reach 13 in Tehran with some high clouds, 21 in Riyadh with partly sunny skies, and 26 in Abu Dhabi with clouds and some developing sunshine.
Europe: A potent storm system will remain in place over the Baltic Sea with high pressure ridged over the Iberian Peninsula. Gusty northwest to southeast winds will continue from Germany and the British Isles southeast to western Turkey and Greece. Snow showers are likely over northern Poland and the Baltic Sea. Rain showers are indicated for England, southern Germany, the northern Balkans, and Greece. Highs will reach 3 in Kiev where it will be partly sunny and rather windy, 5 in Edinburgh with clouds and some sunshine, and 16 in Rome with full sunshine.
United States and Canada: A storm system will be positioned over the Ontario and Quebec border with a warm front extending east to Nova Scotia and a cold front extending southwest to Illinois. Pockets of wind-driven rain are likely. Some snow is likely over the western edge of the storm over Minnesota and Wisconsin. Surface high pressure will be positioned over Texas with fair weather expected over many central and southwestern regions of the country. Temperatures will be rather cold over the west. A storm system will produce rain over parts of coastal Oregon and northern California. Snow will fall over the higher elevations. Highs will reach
54F in San Francisco with a few minor showers, 56F in Montreal with a few showers, and 7F in Charlotte with the chance for a shower.
Asia: A trough will be positioned over central Japan with some rain and higher-elevation snow likely there. Temperatures will be rather cold. Other central and northern regions of Asia will be relatively quiet with high pressure situated over central China. A trough will combine energy with a branch of the jet stream to produce rain over southern China and Taiwan. A few showers are likely over the central Philippines. Highs will reach 8 in Seoul with partly sunny skies, 19 in Shanghai with hazy sunshine, and 28 in Manila with clouds and some sunshine.
Africa: Conditions will be fairly quiet over central and northern Africa. Isolated showers will be confined to parts of Somalia, Kenya, and Uganda. A storm system will be positioned over the Zambia and Zimbabwe border. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will affect much of those two countries as well as parts of Botswana and northern Madagascar. Highs will reach 26 in Nairobi with a few showers, 29 in Tripoli with some high cloudiness, and 37 in Abuja with lots of sun.
Australia and New Zealand: Isolated showers and thunderstorms will affect the entire northern coastline of Australia. Other sections of the country will be quiet with high pressure positioned offshore to the south of Adelaide. A wave of low pressure will produce a few scattered showers over parts of central and northern New Zealand. A deeper wave of low pressure will be approaching from the Tasman Sea. Highs will reach 17 in Christchurch with clouds and some sunshine, 24 in Sydney with mostly sunny skies, and 31 in Brisbane, also with lots of sun.
South America: Showers and thunderstorms will target parts of central and northern Chile and central and northern Argentina. A trough will produce some showers over the Sao Paulo region of southeastern Brazil. A trough will produce thunderstorms along the Brazil and Peru border. Thunderstorms are also expected over portions of Ecuador, southern Colombia, and the northern coastline of Brazil. Highs will reach 20 in Bogota with a few thunderstorms, 28 in Buenos Aires with variable cloudiness and the risk for a shower, and 30 in Salvador with partial sunshine.