Dry weather to persist till March, says NEA

Dry weather to persist till March, says NEA

SINGAPORE - You might have noticed that February has been a good month for outdoor activities, with very little rain to put a damper on that picnic or cycling expedition even as grass in parks turns brown. This dry spell is expected to continue till March.


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Here is NEA's weather outlook for Singapore Feb 17-28, 2015:

REVIEW Feb 1-15, 2015

Northeast Monsoon conditions prevailed over the region in the first fortnight of February 2015, with low level winds blowing predominantly from the northeast or northwest.

In the first fortnight of February 2015, it was generally windy over Singapore. Light to moderate showers affected parts of the island in the first week of February 2015 with the highest daily rainfall of 31mm recorded over Tuas on 6 February 2015.

Towards the end of the first fortnight, hazy conditions were experienced mainly over the eastern part of Singapore.

All areas of Singapore received below average rainfall in the first half of February 2015. The highest rainfall of 35mm to 40mm (0 to 60 per cent below average) was recorded over the western parts around Chua Chu Kang.

Rainfall was lowest over the south-western parts of Singapore around Clementi where 5mm to 13mm (90 to 95 per cent below average) of rain was recorded.

Weather Outlook: Feb 17-28, 2015

For the next fortnight, the dry phase of Northeast Monsoon is forecast to prevail over the region with the low level winds blowing predominantly from the northeast or northwest.

During the period, Singapore can expect generally fair and occasionally windy conditions on most days with light showers in the afternoon on 2 to 3 days. Short-duration thundery showers can be expected in the afternoon on 1 or 2 days in the third week of February 2015.

Rainfall for February 2015 is expected to be below average.

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