Muifa continues to weaken, and is now targeting landfall somewhere near the border near the border of China and North Korea. It may graze western parts of South Korea on the way there. Elsewhere, rainfall continues to look good across most of south and southeast Asia as the Middle East remains seasonably dry.
Southeast Asia is also improving. Rainfall deficits are dropping rapidly in Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Although this past week saw slight dryness in the region, the overall trend has been towards improvement. I am still concerned about the Mekong River not getting enough rainfall due to the on going drought in southern China.