Dry and windy weather expected in first weekend of January 2023
Moderate to heavy thundery showers are forecast after the first weekend of the new year.
The first fortnight of the new year will start off with dry and windy weather, announced the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) in a press release on Friday (Dec 30).
MSS forecasts the Northeast Monsoon conditions to persist into January, with north-east and north-west winds blowing. Due to the surge of strong winds caused by the monsoon over the South China Sea, the rain cloud will be located away from Singapore in the first weekend of the new year, leading to dry and windy conditions islandwide.
After the weekend, moderate to heavy thundery showers are forecast to occur over parts of Singapore in the afternoon on most days, which may extend into the evenings as well.
Overall, the total rainfall for the first fortnight of 2023 is forecast to be near average over most parts of Singapore.
During the fortnight, daily temperatures may rise to a peak of 34 degrees Celsius on one or two days, or drop to a minimum of 23 degrees Celsius during rainy days.
According to MSS, The Northeast Monsoon brought relatively windy conditions and afternoon passing showers to Singapore in the last week of December 2022.
Singapore also experienced cooler daily temperatures in December, which did not exceed 32 degrees Celsius on most days.
With the exception of two days, December also saw daily minimum temperature levels at 24 degrees Celsius or less, with the lowest at 22.2 degrees Celsius.