WEATHER: System developing in the region


By Barbara Brown


(Tumon, Guam) A weather system of clouds, rain and wind is developing near the equator and southeast of the Marshall Islands. At 6 a.m. (ChST), it was located at 3.0º N and 178.0º E, or 2,416 miles east-southeast of Guam. The system is called Invest 97W at this point.


According to meteorologist Will Weaver, "An area of low pressure is located northeast of Tarawa Atoll and is producing a large cluster of showers and thunderstorms. Some slow development of this system is possible as it moves west-northwestward toward the Marshall Islands during the next several days. Interests in those islands should monitor the progress of this system."


Invest 97W as of 6 a.m. (ChST) Wednesday

Kandit will continue watching this system and bring you the latest updates.



7-day weather forecast

Information provided by the National Weather Service


Guam, Rota, Tinian, Saipan

TODAY...Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Highs around 89.

TONIGHT...Partly cloudy with isolated showers for Guam and Rota, mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms for Tinian and Saipan. East winds around 5 mph. Lows around 78.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with isolated showers. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Highs around 89. Lows around 78.

FRIDAY...Partly sunny with isolated showers. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Highs around 89.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 70s. Highs in the upper 80s.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows in the upper 70s. Highs in the upper 80s.



Palau

TODAY...Southwest wind 5 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Mostly cloudy over the island during the afternoon.

TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...Variable wind 5 kt becoming northeast Friday. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...East wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.



Yap

TODAY...Variable wind 5 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...Variable wind 5 kt becoming northeast Friday. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...East wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.



Chuuk

TODAY...West wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 4 ft. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...Variable wind 5 to 10 kt becoming east Friday. Combined seas 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...Northeast 5 to 10 kt becoming southeast Sunday. Combined seas 3 to 4 feet. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.



Pohnpei

TODAY...West to southwest wind 5 to 15 kt. Combined seas 5 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

TONIGHT...Southwest wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 5 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...Variable wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...Northeast wind 5 to 15 kt becoming southeast Saturday. Combined seas 4 feet. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

SUNDAY...East wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers.



Kosrae

TODAY...Southwest wind 10 to 15 kt. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Partly sunny with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

TONIGHT...Southwest wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...Variable wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

FRIDAY...Variable wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...Southeast to east wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.



Majuro

TODAY...Variable wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...Northeast wind 5 to 15 kt. Combined seas 4 ft. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...Southeast wind 5 to 15 kt. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...East wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 4 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers.

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