Afternoon thundery showers expected for rest of March

The daily temperature is forecast to range between 24 degrees Celsius and 33 degrees Celsius on most days.

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Published: 17 March 2023, 10:51 AM

Short-duration moderate to heavy thundery showers can be expected over parts of the island on most afternoons for the rest of March, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) reported on Thursday (Mar 16).

The showers may also extend into the evening on some occasions.

The prevailing Northeast Monsoon conditions over the region are forecast to persist into the second half of March, with low-level winds blowing from the northwest or northeast.

Daily temperatures are also forecast to range between 24 degrees Celsius and 33 degrees Celsius on most days for the rest of the month. A few days may be warmer when the winds are light and there is less cloud cover, with daily maximum temperatures of around 34 degrees Celsius.

Near average rainfall can be expected for the second half of March and the total rainfall for the month is likely to be above average over most parts of the island.

During the first half of March, the Northeast Monsoon conditions prevailed over Singapore and the surrounding region, with a monsoon surge lasting from Feb 28 to Mar 1.

Well above average rainfall was received across the island in the first half of March, with the highest anomaly of 211 per cent above average recorded at Sengkang. The anomaly was lowest around Tengah at 12 per cent above average.

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