More than usual rainfall expected in wet November

November is usually the second wettest month of the year, but rainfall is likely to be even higher than normal this month, with thundery showers forecast mostly in the afternoon and evening on six to eight days.
November is usually the second wettest month of the year, but rainfall is likely to be even higher than normal this month, with thundery showers forecast mostly in the afternoon and evening on six to eight days.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

November is expected to be rainier than usual, the National Environment Agency (NEA) says.

The rainy weather experienced since the month started is set to continue, NEA said in its latest advisory yesterday.

"Thundery showers, heavy at times, are forecast mostly in the afternoon and evening on six to eight days," added the agency.

In addition, widespread thundery showers accompanied by gusty winds can be expected at dawn on one or two days.

Most parts of Singapore received above-average rainfall during the first fortnight of the month.

November is usually the second wettest month of the year, after December. But this month, rainfall is likely to be even higher than normal. The north-east monsoon is also returning, although the inter-monsoon period is expected to persist this month.

"The winds are expected to gradually strengthen and blow from the north-east or north-west around the end of the month, signalling the onset of the north-east monsoon," said NEA.

The daily maximum temperature for the fortnight is forecast to be around 32 deg C or 33 deg C. On rainy days, cooler nights are expected, with the daily minimum temperature hitting 22 deg C and 23 deg C.

Updates of the daily weather forecast can be found on the websites of the Meteorological Service Singapore (www.weather.gov.sg) and NEA (www.nea.gov.sg) or via the myENV app or Weather@SG app.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 17, 2016, with the headline 'More than usual rainfall expected in wet November'. Print Edition | Subscribe