Meanwhile, the EPS has a vastly different VP pattern by day 9-15. It also has -VP cell near SE Asia, but has another -VP cell near Africa with main +VP across the c/e. Pacific. This is closest to MJO phase 2. This VP configuration favors below normal MSLP from MDR to 25N.

— Yaakov Cantor (@yconsor) August 1, 2022