Singapore likely to have wettest December in recent years
This month could be the wettest December here in several years. The amount of rain recorded for the first four days of this month is already about half that seen for the full month in 2011 and last year.
About 164mm of rain came down between Sunday and Wednesday, compared with about 285mm for December 2011 and 363mm for December last year.
The heaviest rainfall ever recorded for December was 766mm in 2006.
The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) predicted in October that the rainfall for this month and next could exceed the long-term averages of about 298mm for December and 243mm for January by up to 20 per cent.