- Monsoon Update
(Updated on 6 February 2018)
The Northeast Monsoon that onset in late November 2017 continues to prevail in the region. While the first two months of the season were relatively wet, drier weather conditions are expected for February 2018 with the onset of the dry phase of the Northeast Monsoon early in the month. The low level winds in February 2018 are forecast to blow predominantly from the northeast or northwest, and the dry phase of the season is expected to extend into early March 2018.
February is typically one of the driest months of the year as most of the convective activity lies south of the Equator. It is expected to be dry and warm over Singapore in the first half of February 2018 with fair and occasionally windy conditions on most days. In the second half of the month, short-duration thundery showers can be expected in the afternoon on some days due to daytime heating of land areas.
Based on long-term statistics* at our climate station, the average rainfall for February is 112.8mm, and the average number of days with 0.2mm or more of rainfall is 8 days, both of which are the lowest compared to other months. The mean daily minimum and maximum temperature for January is 24.3 degrees Celsius and 27.1 degrees Celsius respectively.
For the latest weather forecast, including heavy rain warnings, please visit our MSS website (www.weather.gov.sg), NEA website (www.nea.gov.sg), download the myENV app., Weather@SG app, weather information hotline at 65427788, through following NEA’s twitter and Facebook via @NEAsg or from radio broadcasts.
*based on 30-yr climatological reference period (1981- 2010)