Colder temperatures expected for the first half of December

You can expect less of the sun this month, with temperatures potentially dropping to 22°C.

Brandon Leong

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Published: 2 December 2021, 11:37 AM

It is set to be a wet and windy start to December. 

According to the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS), more damp days are expected for the rest of the month, with daily temperatures forecast to go as low as 22 degree Celsius on rainy days.

This month will see the winds around Singapore strengthen and shift to blow, signalling the start of the Northeast Monsoon season which is expected to last to March 2022. 

The rain is a result of the monsoon rain band, which is forecasted to lie close to the equator. You can expect showers across the afternoon on most days, which may extend into the evenings. During the first two weeks of December, you can also expect gusty winds over the island. 

The daily temperature is forecasted to range between 24 degrees Celsius and 33 degrees Celsius. Although showers are to be expected, on days when there is little cloud cover, the daily maximum temperature could still reach a scorching 34 degrees Celsius. 

While December is climatologically the wettest month of the year, the rainfall is expected to be below average during the first two weeks. 

For the month of November 2021, the highest daily recorded rainfall at 118.2mm was recorded at Sembawang. The lowest daily minimum temperature recorded during the month was 22.1 degrees Celsius at Newton on Nov 12. 

Based on the long-term statistics for the month of December between 1991 and 2020, MSS reports that the average daily temperature in December is 26.8 degrees Celsius.

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