Less Wet Weather Expected in the Second Half of February 2024

Singapore, 16 February 2024 – The prevailing Northeast Monsoon conditions are expected to continue, with the winds blowing predominantly from the northwest or northeast.

2     The first one or two days in the coming fortnight may be dry. Thereafter, localised short-duration thundery showers are expected over parts of the island on some afternoons. The showers could extend into the evening on a few of these days. The last week of February 2024 is expected to be generally drier. The total rainfall for the second half of February 2024 is forecast to be slightly below-average over most parts of the island.

3     The daily maximum temperatures are likely to hover around 34 degrees Celsius on most days and may reach a high of around 35 degrees Celsius on a few days when there are less clouds in the sky.

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 (1 – 15 February 2024)

5     In the first fortnight of February 2024, Northeast Monsoon conditions prevailed over Singapore and the surrounding region. The winds blew from the north or northeast.

6     Thundery showers fell over parts of the island in the afternoon on most days in the first half of February 2024. The showers extended into the night on a few occasions. On 3 February 2024, regional convergence of winds brought moderate to heavy thundery showers over several parts of Singapore in the late afternoon and evening. The daily total rainfall of 65.6 mm recorded around Clementi Sunset Way area that day was the highest rainfall recorded for the first half of February 2024.

7     There were several days in the first half of February 2024 when the daily maximum temperature reached 34 degrees Celsius or more. The highest daily maximum temperature of 35.2 degree Celsius was recorded at Jurong West on 5 February 2024.

8     Most parts of Singapore recorded above average rainfall in the first fortnight of February 2024. Yio Chu Kang registered rainfall of 143 per cent above average, and Sembawang registered rainfall of 18 per cent below average.





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)