Less wet weather expected for rest of February

Short duration thundery showers can still be expected in the afternoon on some days.

Farhana Subuhan

Published: 17 February 2023, 2:30 PM

The second half of February is expected to be drier than the first half of the month, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) reported on Thursday (Feb 16).

However, localised short-duration thundery showers can still be expected in the afternoon over parts of Singapore on some days due to convergence of prevailing winds with the sea breeze.

Relatively fair and occasionally windy conditions might happen for a few days in the coming fortnight due to the presence of a dry air mass. The prevailing Northeast Monsoon conditions are also forecast to continue into the second fortnight of February, with low-level winds blowing from the northeast or northwest.

For the rest of February, the daily temperatures are forecast to range between 24 and 33 degrees Celsius on most days. The maximum temperature may reach around 34 degrees Celsius on days with little or no rain.

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

During the first half of February, thundery showers fell over parts of the island in the afternoon and evening on most days.

Singapore received well above average rainfall in the first fortnight of February, with the highest anomaly of 308 per cent above average recorded at Sentosa. The anomaly was lowest around the Mandai area at 51 per cent above average.

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