Dry and warm conditions to continue in the first two weeks of March

The temperature for the first two weeks of March is expected to range between 24 deg C and 33 deg C.
The temperature for the first two weeks of March is expected to range between 24 deg C and 33 deg C. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The present warm weather has been forecast to continue over the first half of March, with the daily maximum temperature possibly reaching as high as 34 deg C on some days.

In a weather advisory issued on Tuesday (March 1), the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said dry and occasionally windy conditions are expected to prevail on most days.

Some relief could arrive around the middle of the fortnight period, in the form of localised short-duration thundery showers.

They are expected to occur mostly in the afternoon, and may be heavy on days when there is convergence of winds coupled with strong solar heating of land areas, MSS added.

The temperature for the next two weeks will range between 24 deg C and 33 deg C.

Meanwhile, rainfall is expected to be "near-normal".

The north-east monsoon has been forecast to persist in March as low level winds blow predominantly from the north or north-east.

Warm conditions were prevalent last month, with the mean monthly temperature of 27.8 deg C well above the long-term mean of 27.1 deg C for February.

It was ranked the fourth warmest February since 1929.