Singapore, 10 February 2014 – Various parts of Singapore received daily rainfall ranging from 0.2mm to 50.6mm over the weekend (8-9 February 2014), following a dry spell that started in mid January 2014. Meteorological Service Singapore reports that all 64 rainfall stations across the island recorded no rainfall from 16 January to 7 February 2014, except for 0.2mm of rainfall at Jurong on 2 February 2014.
2On Saturday (8 February 2014), showers fell mainly over northern and eastern Singapore between 4pm and 6:30pm. Rainfall of at least 1mm was recorded at 15 stations, with Woodlands receiving the highest daily rainfall total of 50.6mm.
3On Sunday (9 February 2014), showers fell mostly over the western and central parts of the island in the late afternoon. Rainfall of at least 1mm was recorded at 17 stations, with the Bukit Timah area receiving the highest daily rainfall total of 21.8mm. The weekend showers were due to localised wind convergence over the island.
4While the rain over the weekend provided some relief from the dry spell*, Singapore and the surrounding region are still in the dry phase of the prevailing Northeast Monsoon. As of 9 February 2014, 33 stations including the Changi climate station recorded daily rainfall total of less than 1mm since 16 January 2014.
5For this week, showers mostly in the afternoon can be expected. However a strengthening of winds over the South China Sea could bring drier conditions to Singapore on a few days during the week.
* A dry spell is defined as a period of at least 15 consecutive days with daily rainfall total of less than 1mm in many parts of the island.
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