Expect Another Wet Fortnight

Singapore, 1 Mar 2022 The wet weather in February 2022 is forecast to continue into the first half of March 2022. With the monsoon rain band likely to remain over the equatorial Southeast Asia region, thundery showers can be expected on most days in the first fortnight of March 2022.

2  The prevailing Northeast Monsoon season over Singapore is forecast to persist into the first half of March 2022 with prevailing winds blowing from the north or northeast on most days. The winds may blow from the southwest or west on a few days.

3  On most days in the first fortnight of March 2022, short-duration thundery showers are expected over parts of the island in the afternoon, extending into the evening on a few days. This is due to strong daytime heating of land areas and the convergence of winds over Singapore and the surrounding vicinity. On some of these days, large-scale convergence of winds over Singapore and the surrounding region may trigger widespread and heavy thundery showers over the island.

4  In addition, convergence of low-level winds blowing from the southwest and west may trigger the development of umatra squalls over the Strait of Malacca on a few days in the first half of March 2022. The eastward passage of the squalls toward the South China Sea may bring widespread thundery showers and gusty winds over Singapore between the predawn hours and morning. Overall, the rainfall in the first half of March 2022 is expected to be above average over most parts of Singapore.

5  While showers are expected in the coming fortnight, the daily maximum temperature could still reach a high of around 34°C on some days. On most days, the daily temperature is forecast to range between 24°C and 33°C.

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

REVIEW (1 – 28 February 2022)

7    The Northeast Monsoon conditions prevailed over Singapore and the surrounding region in February 2022. The prevailing low-level winds blew mainly from the northwest or northeast, and from the east on a few days

8    During February 2022, thundery showers fell over parts of the island in the afternoon and evening on most days. On 27 February 2022, large-scale convergence of winds over Singapore and the surrounding region led to the development of moderate to heavy thundery showers over many areas of the island.  The showers were particularly intense over the northern and eastern parts of Singapore. The daily total rainfall recorded that day was 142.0 mm at Tai Seng. This was the highest daily total rainfall recorded in February 2022.

9    While it rained across the island on most days of the month, there were still several days of warm weather. Singapore’s daily maximum temperature in February 2022 ranged from 26.8°C to 35.1°C. The highest daily maximum temperature of 35.1°C was recorded at Newton and Sentosa on 20 and 21 February 2022 respectively. The lowest daily maximum temperature of 26.8°C was recorded on 10 February 2022 during a two-day period when occasional spells of rain with cloudy skies brought cool conditions to Singapore.

10      Singapore received above average rainfall in February 2022. The highest anomaly of 161% above average was recorded at Paya Lebar. The anomaly was lowest at MacRitchie at 1% above average.



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

Average daily maximum temperature: 32.2 °C
Average daily minimum temperature: 24.9 °C
Average monthly temperature: 27.8 °C
Average rainfall: 151.7 mm
Average number of rain days: 12


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

Highest monthly mean daily maximum temperature: 34.1 °C (1998)
Lowest monthly mean daily minimum temperature: 22.1 °C (1934)
Highest monthly rainfall ever recorded: 528.3 mm (1913)
Lowest monthly rainfall ever recorded: 6.2 mm (2016)