Dry weather will continue for the rest of January: Met Service

SINGAPORE: Dry weather conditions are expected to continue through the second half of January, with short thundery showers over some areas for one or two days, the Meteorological Service of Singapore (MSS) announced on Monday (January 17th).

The prevailing northeast monsoon season is expected to continue over Singapore with low level winds blowing predominantly from the north or northeast.

“During the fortnight, the monsoon rain band is expected to lie south of the equatorial region of Southeast Asia,” the Met Service said.

“The presence of a dry air mass in the vicinity of Singapore will bring relatively good weather most days, except for the occasional passing shower in the afternoon. Windy conditions can be expected during of the first week of the fortnight.”

Rainfall for this month is expected to be below average over most parts of the island, MSS added.

The daily temperature for the second half of January is expected to be between 24 degrees Celsius and 33 degrees Celsius. The daily maximum temperature could reach a maximum of 34 degrees Celsius within a few days.

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In the first half of January, northeast monsoon conditions prevailed over Singapore and the surrounding region. During this period, the low level winds blew mainly from the north or northeast.

At the start of the new year, a monsoon wave brought cool, wet weather to Singapore.

“On January 2, widespread and continuous moderate rain fell on the island between the pre-dawn and afternoon hours. A total of 101.2 mm of precipitation was recorded at Lower Peirce Reservoir,” said declared MSS.

“The minimum temperature of 22.8 degrees Celsius, recorded in Clementi that day, was the lowest minimum temperature recorded during the first half of January.”

The Met Service added: “After a wet start to the new year 2022, the second week of January was generally fair, with brief periods of passing showers in the afternoon. There were also occasional windy conditions during several days. The highest maximum temperature of 34.5 degrees Celsius was recorded in Sentosa on January 13.”

Singapore recorded below average rainfall over most parts of the island during the first half of January, except for the northern and central regions, where rainfall was above average.

“The highest anomaly of 82% above average was recorded at Ang Mo Kio. The anomaly of 34% below average was recorded at Chai Chee,” MSS said.

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