Thundery showers, windy and cooler conditions in second half of December

Dark clouds loom above buildings in the Alexandra area as seen from Mount Faber on Dec 13, 2015
Dark clouds loom above buildings in the Alexandra area as seen from Mount Faber on Dec 13, 2015ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - North-east monsoon conditions are expected to continue over the next two weeks with thundery showers mostly in the afternoon and occasional windy and cooler conditions.

Above average rainfall was recorded in most parts of Singapore in the first half of December, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said on Wednesday (Dec 16).

During the second half of the month, Singapore is expected to experience widespread to moderate heavy rain from stronger monsoon winds on two or three days.

As long-term statistics have indicated, December is the wettest month of the year, with the start of the north-east monsoon conditions in the earlier half of the month.

December 1 saw the heaviest thundery showers, where the highest total daily rainfall recorded was 114.2 mm in Sentosa.

There were a few warm days where the highest daily maximum temperature recorded ranged between 34.2 and 34.7 deg C. On a few rainy days, the lowest daily minimum temperature recorded was between 22.4 and 22.8 deg C.

The highest rainfall of 273 mm to 327 mm (95 per cent to 120 per cent above average) was recorded in the southern and central parts of Singapore around Sentosa and Orchard areas respectively.The lowest rainfall was recorded in the eastern part of the island around Pulau Ubin with 106 mm to 119 mm (0 to 30 per cent below average).