Drier Conditions in the Next Fortnight

Singapore, 1 February 2024 – Northeast Monsoon conditions are currently prevailing, with the winds blowing mainly from the northwest or northeast. Generally drier conditions can be expected in the first fortnight of February 2024.

2     During this period, localised short-duration thundery showers are expected over parts of the island on several afternoons. A few days may be fair and warm. Some days in the second week of the fortnight may be windy. The total rainfall for the first half of February 2024 is forecast to be near average over most parts of the island.

3     With less rain and cloud cover, the daily maximum temperatures are likely to range between 33 degrees Celsius and 34 degrees Celsius on most days and may reach around 35 degrees Celsius on a few days.

4     For updates of the daily weather forecast, please visit the MSS website (www.weather.gov.sg), NEA website (www.nea.gov.sg), or download the myENV app.


REVIEW OF THE PAST TWO WEEKS (16 – 31 January 2024)

5     Northeast Monsoon conditions prevailed over Singapore and the surrounding region in the second half of January 2024 and the low-level winds blew from the northwest or northeast.

6     Thundery showers fell over parts of the island in the afternoon on most days in the second half of January 2024. The showers extended into the night on a few occasions. On 24 January 2024, regional convergence of winds brought widespread moderate to heavy thundery showers over many parts of Singapore in the afternoon and night. The daily total rainfall of 146.2 mm recorded at Kallang that day was the highest rainfall recorded for the second half of January 2024 and for January 2024.

7     The daily maximum temperatures in the second half of January 2024 ranged between 31 degrees Celsius and 34 degrees Celsius on most days. The highest daily maximum temperature of 34.8 degree Celsius was recorded at Admiralty and Jurong West on 21 January 2024 and at Admiralty on 22 January 2024.

8     Above average rainfall was registered across the island in the second half of January 2024 (Figure 2). Lower Pierce Reservoir rainfall of 90 per cent above average, and Admiralty recorded rainfall of three per cent above average.


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Long-term Statistics for February
(Climatological reference period: 1991 – 2020)

Average daily maximum temperature: 31.5 °C
Average daily minimum temperature: 24.6 °C
Average monthly temperature: 27 .3 °C
Average rainfall: 105.1 mm
Average number of rain days: 9


Historical Extremes for February
(Rainfall since 1869 and temperature since 1929)

Highest monthly mean daily maximum temperature: 33.5°C (2010)
Lowest monthly mean daily minimum temperature: 21.6 °C (1930, 1934)
Highest monthly rainfall ever recorded: 566.7 mm (1910)
Lowest monthly rainfall ever recorded: 0.2 mm (2014)