Northeast Monsoon conditions expected in first half of December

Short-duration thunderstorms are expected mostly in the afternoon and early evening on six to eight days in the first half of December. Temperatures are expected to range between 22°C and 33°C.
Channel NewsAsia 1 Dec 15;

SINGAPORE: Northeast Monsoon conditions are expected for the first two weeks of December, with low-levels wind blowing predominantly from the northeast or northwest, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) in an advisory on Tuesday (Dec 1).

Short-duration thunderstorms are expected mostly in the afternoon and early evening on six to eight days for the next two weeks. Meanwhile, stronger monsoon winds in the latter half of the fortnight could bring periods of moderate to heavy rain on one to two days, with occasionally windy conditions and cooler temperatures.

Temperatures for the first half of December are expected range between 22°C and 33°C.

Based on long-term statistics, December is the wettest month in the year.

REVIEW OF NOVEMBER

For the month of November, Singapore experienced thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening on most days. Thunderstorms were heaviest on Nov 17, with the highest total daily rainfall recorded at 68.4 milimetres around the Queenstown area.

There were also a few warm days, with the highest daily maximum temperature recorded ranging from 34.5°C to 34.9°C. On a few rainy days, the lowest daily minimum temperature recorded was between 22.7°C and 23.1°C.

About half of Singapore received above average rainfall, with the highest rainfall recorded in the central and northern parts of Singapore around Toa Payoh and Woodlands. The eastern part of the island around Tanah Merah received the lowest rainfall.

- CNA/ek

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