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Singapore’s temperatures expected to reach 34 degrees Celsius in first two weeks of March

More rain is expected too, as compared to the last two weeks of February.

Phoon Jia Hui

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Published: 1 March 2021, 11:35 PM

Temperatures in the first two weeks of March could reach a high of about 34 degrees Celsius on several days. 

Daily temperature on most days is forecast to range between 24 and 33 degrees Celsius, said the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) on Monday (Mar 1). 

However, there will also be some respite from the warm weather. More rain is expected in the first fortnight of March, with the weather during this period continuing to be influenced by the prevailing Northeast Monsoon.

With the monsoon rain band forecast to lie closer to the Equator in the coming fortnight, more showers can be expected. The low-level winds are also forecast to blow from the northwest or northeast. 

“On the first few days of March 2021, a mass of dry air is forecast over the equatorial Southeast Asia region. This is expected to bring stable atmospheric conditions over Singapore and the surrounding region, and generally fair and occasionally windy conditions are expected,” said MSS in a news release.

Due to the monsoon rain band that will migrate closer to the equator, short-duration thundery showers are expected over parts of the island in the afternoon on most days during the second week of March too.

On a few of these days, heavy thundery showers can be expected particularly when there is convergence of winds over Singapore and the surrounding area, coupled with strong daytime heating of land areas.

The overall rainfall for the first half of March is forecast to be near normal over most parts of the island. 

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