Erratic waves crash onto Changi beach as strong mighty winds aid swell

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Belmont Lay | January 19, 2021, 12:11 PM

Erratic waves crashed onto Changi beach on Jan. 18, 2021, as strong gusty winds of up to 49.3kmh whipped Singapore into a frenzy that day.

The effects of the windy conditions were felt island-wide, with the northern part of Singapore experiencing gustier conditions.

Even though the southeastern parts of Singapore experienced slower wind speeds, erratic waves were generated that crashed onto Changi beach, breaching the man-made shore.

A video of the conditions at Changi beach showed the waves not only licking the shore, but lapping it up:

The strong winds allowed the waves to generate more energy and contributed to the swell.

Singapore was gripped by gusty winds that reached speeds of up to 49.3kmh.

The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) recorded that high speed over a one-minute period at the Admiralty weather station at 11.01am.

Strong winds were also logged at Tai Seng weather station, where they reached 31.1kmh

Areas in the southeast of Singapore like East Coast, Marina Barrage, Changi and Pasir Panjang recorded wind speeds of more than 20kmh on Monday evening.

The highest maximum wind speed recorded in 2021 so far was 70.2kmh at Admiralty on Jan. 12.