February 2016 could rank among top 5 warmest Februaries since 1929

Expect the second half of February to be drier and warmer than the first two weeks of the month.
Expect the second half of February to be drier and warmer than the first two weeks of the month.ST FILE PHOTO

SINGAPORE - Expect the second half of February to be drier and warmer than the first two weeks of the month, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a weather advisory on Tuesday (Feb 16).

The temperature for the next fortnight is forecast to range between 25 deg C and 34 deg C.

The mean monthly temperature for February 2016 is likely to be warmer than the long-term mean of 27.1 deg C.

February 2016 could also rank among the top five warmest Februaries since records started in 1929, NEA said.

Short, localised thundery showers are predicted on five to six days in the afternoon.

This is due to "strong solar heating of land areas and convergence of winds in the surrounding vicinity".

Rainfall for the month is expected to be near average.

The north-east monsoon will persist, with the low-level winds blowing mostly from the north or north-east.

The prevailing wet phase of the season is expected to gradually transit to the dry phase around the last week of February.