Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) has announced that the first fortnight of the month would be drier than the last month.
It said that in the first fortnight of February 2017, the prevailing Northeast Monsoon season is forecast to enter its dry phase, which is characterised by drier weather and occasionally windy conditions.
“During this period, the low level winds are forecast to blow predominantly from the northeast or northwest,” it noted.
MSS stated that compared to the second half of January 2017 when Singapore experienced wet weather conditions on most days, the first fortnight of February 2017 is forecast to be drier and warmer.
In addition, the daily temperature is expected to range between 23°C and 33°C, and could reach a high of around 34°C on some days.
According to MSS, February is the driest month of the year climatologically. During the dry phase of the Northeast Monsoon season, the monsoon rain belt typically lies south of the Equator, resulting in fewer rain days for Singapore.
For the first fortnight of February 2017, it estimated that short-duration thundery showers due to strong solar heating of land areas coupled with convergence of winds can still be expected mostly in the afternoon on four or five days. Rainfall for the first half of February 2017 is forecast to be below normal.
Visit MSS website (www.weather.gov.sg) or NEA website (www.nea.gov.sg) or download the NEA’s myENV app or MSS’ [email protected] app for updates.