During the coming Chinese New Year, we can expect showers of short duration mainly in the afternoon over several areas till Sunday.
No one liks this weather in Singapore. But, let’s look at the bright side, temperatures are likely to range from 23 to 31 degrees Celsius, which means it won’t be so hot.
According to NEA, for the past few days, the region has been experiencing the effects of a Northeast Monsoon surge. This is a surge of cold air from an intense high pressure over Northern China that results in a strengthening of winds over the region bringing widespread moderate to heavy rain, occasionally windy conditions and cooler temperatures to Singapore.
Such monsoon surges are common during the wet phase of the Northeast Monsoon. The current weather conditions are expected to ease around midnight.
The highest total rainfall recorded over the past few days are as follows:
- 26 Jan – 86 mm at Thomson area
- 28 Jan – 66.4 mm at Lim Chu Kang
- 29 Jan – 66.6 mm at Bedok
- 30 Jan – 216.2 mm at Changi
The average daily minimum temperature for January 2011 (up to 30 Jan 2011) is 23.6 deg Celsius. This is common as the long term average daily minimum temperature for January is 23.3 deg Celsius.
Also read: Chinese New Year Greetings!