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February 2016 in S’pore expected to be among top 5 hottest Februaries since 1929

The heat is on.

Belmont Lay | February 16, 2016 @ 06:43 pm

The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said on Tuesday, Feb. 16, that February 2016 would rank among the top five hottest Februaries since 1929, despite relatively cool temperatures the first two weeks.

This is so as the dry phase of the Northeast Monsoon season starts and Singapore can expect drier and warmer weather.

Expect some wet pits soon as the temperature for the next two weeks is forecast to range between 25°C and 34°C.

Short-duration thundery showers can be expected on five to six days in the afternoon and rainfall is expected to be near average over this period.

So far, in the first two weeks of February, most parts of the island received above average rainfall and a monsoon surge resulted in a wet Chinese New Year, with relatively cooling weather.

Daily maximum temperatures recorded in Singapore on consecutive days during the period was below 30°C.

Here is the Meteorological Service Singapore outlook:

It is expected to be drier and warmer in the second half of February 2016 compared to the first two weeks of the month. The temperature for the next fortnight is forecast to range between 25°C and 34°C. The mean monthly temperature for February 2016 is likely to be warmer than the long-term mean of 27.1°C for February. February 2016 could rank among the top five warmest February since records started in 1929.

 

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