Wet weather expected for the rest of December

Today Online 16 Dec 15;

SINGAPORE — Wet weather is expected for the rest of the year due to the North-east Monsoon, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said today (Dec 16).

Over the next two weeks, monsoon conditions are forecast to prevail, with low level winds blowing predominantly from the north-east or north-west.

During this period, thundery showers are expected mostly in the afternoon and early evening for five to seven days. Widespread moderate to heavy rain are also likely on two to three days in the last week of this month.

Occasionally windy conditions and cooler temperatures are also forecast over the next two weeks. The temperature range for the fortnight is forecast to be between 22°C and 33°C.

The meteorological service said the rainfall this month will likely be normal, compared to the same period over the last few years. “Based on long-term statistics, December is the wettest month in the year,” the MSS said.

In the first half of this month, the highest rainfall of 273mm to 327mm was recorded in the southern and central parts of Singapore around the Sentosa and Orchard areas respectively. The lowest daily minimum temperature recorded was between 22.4°C and 22.8°C.

It's going to be a wet Christmas in Singapore
For the next two weeks, thunderstorms are expected mainly in the afternoon and early evening, says the Meteorological Service Singapore.
Channel NewsAsia 16 Dec 15;

SINGAPORE: Expect a wet second half of December, with occasional windy and cooler conditions, met officials said in an advisory on Wednesday (Dec 16).

For the next two weeks, thunderstorms are expected mainly in the afternoon and early evening on five to seven days, said the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS). Moderate to heavy rain is also expected on two to three days in the second week.

The temperature is forecast to be between 22 degrees Celsius and 33 degrees Celsius for the two weeks.

Northeast Monsoon conditions prevailed in the first fortnight for December. The thunderstorms were heaviest on Dec 1, according to MSS, with the highest total daily rainfall recorded in Sentosa. Temperatures also hit up to 34.7 degrees Celsius.

- CNA/ek

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