Singapore's meteorological service launches weather information website

Singapore's meteorological service launches weather information website

Singapore - Where in Singapore is currently raining? Or what the weather will be in your location in the next two hours?

You can obtain the answers and other real-time as well as past weather information of Singapore on a new weather website - www.weather.gov.sg.

Launched today by Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS), the one-stop site provides authoritative weather forecasts, warnings and advisories of heavy rain, smoke haze and geological hazards, as well as long-term climate statistics.

One key feature of the site is a map display of real-time observations of temperature, rainfall, humidity and surface wind at various locations across the island.

These weather elements are measured continuously by the island-wide network of over 60 automatic weather stations. The observations are updated on the website at five-minute intervals, indicating where the currently warmest, wettest or windiest parts of the island are. Users can also view graphs that display the trends of temperature and other elements at selected locations over the course of the day.

Those taking part in outdoor activities can find out where rain is falling over Singapore as well as the surrounding region, a few hundred kilometres away. They can also get information on lightning detected over the island, and obtain lightning alerts for pre-selected locations.

Forecasts of the weather over Singapore, ranging from hours to days ahead, are also available. There are also fortnightly outlook and updates on the monsoon season and the El Nino/La Nina.

The website also provides heavy rain warnings for Singapore, and regular updates and advisories on smoke haze, tropical cyclones, earthquakes, tsunami and volcanic eruptions affecting the region.

The website keeps a comprehensive database of historical climatological records of Singapore since 1980. It contains daily readings of rainfall, temperature and wind at various locations across the island, which can be downloaded. Such information will be useful to people who wish to know the weather conditions on a specific day in the past, or analyse past weather data. Also included are Singapore's past climate trends and historical extremes of various weather elements.

The new website also offers extensive educational content for those keen to learn more about our weather and climate.

Photography enthusiasts are invited to contribute photos they have taken of interesting weather phenomena observed in Singapore. Selected photos will be featured. To submit your photos, email them to NEA_MSS_Engage@nea.gov.sg.

chenj@sph.com.sg

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