- Monsoon Update
(Updated on 13 February 2017)
During the dry phase of the Northeast Monsoon season, the monsoon rain belt typically lies south of Equator. This would generally bring dry and occasionally windy conditions over Singapore and the surrounding region.
In February 2017, short-duration thundery showers, heavy at times are expected on some days, in particular when there is strong solar heating of land areas and convergence of winds in the surrounding vicinity.
Around mid-February 2017, a monsoon surge can be expected in the surrounding region, and could affect Singapore. The surge could bring occasionally windy conditions, cooler temperatures, and moderate to heavy rainfall to Singapore on a few days.
Towards the end of the month, a strengthening of winds over the South China Sea to blow from the north, and a southward shift in convective activity south of the Equator is expected to bring dry weather conditions to Singapore on a few days.
Based on the statistics from our climate station, February is the driest month of the year. The average rainfall for February is 112.8 mm, and the average number of days with 0.2mm or more of rainfall is 8 days. The mean daily minimum and maximum temperature for February is 24.3 0C and 31.7 0C 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.
 A monsoon surge refers to a strengthening of winds over the South China Sea, causing extensive rainclouds to form over our surrounding region. Read more at http://www.weather.gov.sg/learn_weather_systems/
 based on 30-yr climatological reference period (1981- 2010)