Less wet weather expected for the second half of November

Daily temperatures are forecast to range between 24 and 33 degrees Celsius and may reach around 34 degrees Celsius when there is less cloud cover.

Liam Willett

Aspiring cat dad.

Published: 17 November 2022, 12:45 PM

The second fortnight of November is not expected to be as wet as the first, said the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) in a media release on Wednesday (Nov 16).

In the second half of the month, short-duration thundery showers are expected on some days in the afternoon and may extend into the evening on a few days.

In the early part of the fortnight, there may be widespread thundery showers with occasional gusty winds over Singapore between the early hours and early morning on a few days due to the development of Sumatra squalls. 

Low-pressure systems will develop over the northern South China Sea, bringing a temporary shift in the winds to blow from the southwest or west over Singapore and the surrounding vicinity.

The MSS has forecast winds to strengthen and blow from the Northeast or Northwest around the end of November. This would signal the start of the Northeast Monsoon, which will likely extend into March 2023.

For the rest of November, daily temperatures are also forecast to range between 24 and 33 degrees Celsius on most days. It may reach around 34 degrees Celsius on a few days when there is less cloud cover.

In the first half of November, rainfall was well-above average for most parts of Singapore except in the southern part of the island, where rainfall was slightly below-average.

Due to the above-average rainfall registered in the first half of November and less wet weather to be expected in the second half of November, the MSS has forecast the overall rainfall to be above-average over most parts of the island in November.

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