Stronger winds common here in Jan and Feb: Experts

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A person kite-surfing at Changi Beach last month. The long-term average monthly surface wind speed recorded at the Changi climate station was about 3 metres per second last month and this month. In other months of the year, the average wind speed doe
A person kite-surfing at Changi Beach last month. The long-term average monthly surface wind speed recorded at the Changi climate station was about 3 metres per second last month and this month. In other months of the year, the average wind speed does not usually exceed 2.5 metres per second. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

It has been windier than usual lately - but such conditions are normal for this time of the year.

"Climatologically, Singapore experiences the strongest average wind speed in January and February," a spokesman for the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) under the National Environment Agency told The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2021, with the headline 'Stronger winds common here in Jan and Feb: Experts'. Subscribe