- Monsoon Update
(Updated on 7 March 2017)
The prevailing Northeast Monsoon conditions over the region are forecast to persist for the most parts of March 2017. During this period, the low level winds are expected to blow from the north or northeast.
With the southward propagation of cold dry air from northern continental Asia towards Singapore and the surrounding region, dry weather can be expected for Singapore and the surrounding vicinity on most days in the second week of March. In the second half of March 2017, localised short-duration thundery showers, mostly in the afternoon can be expected before the Northeast Monsoon conditions gradually transition to the Inter-monsoon conditions towards the end of March 2017. With the transition, the prevailing winds are forecast to weaken and become light and variable in direction. During the Inter-monsoon period, which is likely to extend into May, warmer conditions and an increase of localised showers can be expected. The showers can at times be heavy, in particular when there is convergence of winds coupled with strong solar heating of land areas.
The daily temperature for the coming weeks are expected to range between 24°C and 33°C on most days, and could reach a high of 34°C on several days, particularly when drier weather conditions are expected.
Based on the statistics from our climate station, the average rainfall for March is 170.3 mm, and the average number of days with 0.2 mm or more of rainfall is 13 days. The mean daily minimum and maximum temperature for March is 24.6°C and 32.0°C 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 via @NEAsg or from radio broadcasts.
 based on 30-yr climatological reference period (1981- 2010)