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Singapore experiencing wettest January in 30 years, temperatures could drop to 21°C

The prevailing northeast monsoon surge is predicted to persist and gradually weaken this week.

Celeste Lim

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Published: 11 January 2021, 5:27 PM

Wondering when the rainy weather will end? 

Not anytime soon, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA), but you can expect the wet weather to slowly weaken by the middle of this week. 

As the northeast monsoon surge continues over the next few days, you can expect windy conditions with periods of rain that may be heavy at times. 

If the rain persists, the daily minimum temperature could drop to between 21 and 22 degree Celsius, cautioned NEA. 

From Jan 1 to Jan 10 alone, the total amount of rainfall recorded was 632.8mm. This already makes it the wettest January in the past three decades, exceeding the 600.9mm record set in 2004.

So far, rainfall last Saturday was highest in the eastern parts of Singapore, including Changi, Pasir Ris, Tampines and Marine Parade.

As of 5pm on Jan 10, Changi received the highest daily recorded rainfall at 183.6mm.

Meanwhile, Newton recorded the lowest daily maximum temperature at 23 degrees Celsius.

In case your plans have been cancelled in light of the rainy weather, here are some fun things you can do while staying dry in Singapore.  


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