Wet weather to continue for rest of November

Channel NewsAsia 16 Nov 16;

SINGAPORE: Expect the rest of November to be rainy, with the weather this month forecast to be wetter than normal, a Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) advisory said on Wednesday (Nov 16).

Thunderstorms, heavy at times, are forecast mostly in the afternoon and evening on six to eight days over the next two weeks. Widespread thunderstorms accompanied by strong wind can also be expected between the predawn and early morning on one or two days.

The daily maximum temperature on most days is forecast to be around 32°C or 33°C. On rainy days, cooler nights are expected with a daily minimum temperature ranging from 22°C and 23°C.

In the first two weeks of November, thunderstorms experienced over Singapore were brought by Sumatra squalls from the Strait of Malacca. The heaviest showers were recorded on Nov 14 with 128mm of rain on Semakau Island.

Over the span of two weeks, the highest rainfall of 258.4mm was recorded around the Clementi area, which was 87 per cent above average. The average temperatures were as low as 21.9°C and as high as 34.4°C for the first half of November.

- CNA/ek

Wet end to November
Today Online 16 Nov 16;

SINGAPORE — It looks like the rest of November will continue to be wet, with temperatures possibly dipping to lows of between 22°C and 23°C at night, said the Meteorological Service Singapore on Wednesday (Nov 16).

For the coming fortnight, thundery showers are forecast mostly in the afternoon and evening on six to eight days.

“In addition, widespread thundery showers accompanied by gusty winds can be expected between the pre-dawn and early morning on one or two days during the period,” added the Met Service.

It warned that rainfall forecast for this month will be “above normal.”

The onset of the North-east Monsoon is to be expected by the end of the month. Light and variable low level winds are forecast for most days in the next two weeks, and are expected to gradually strengthen and blow from the north-east or north-west around the end of the month.

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