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More chill out as it's cool and windy in Singapore

Weather a boon for businesses, especially outdoor restaurants

Published on Jan 24, 2014 8:29 AM
A boy and his grandfather flying kites in Toa Payoh on Wednesday. The past week has seen wind gusts of up to 72kmh. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN

If you think the mornings have been a bit chillier lately, you might be right.

In the past seven days, the lowest temperatures here have been up to two degrees lower than normal. Daily minimum temperatures this month have ranged from 23.5 to 21.1 deg C, markedly lower than the long-term January average of 23.3, based on Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) data.

The wind has also been stronger, with gusts up to 72kmh - around twice the typical speed.

It has been drier too, with some areas reporting up to 85 per cent less rain than usual.

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