Singapore is expected to experience drier weather conditions in the first half of February 2024, according to the Meteorological Service Singapore’s forecast released on February 1st. While residents can anticipate short-duration thundery showers over some parts of the island during certain afternoons, overall, there will be fewer rainy days compared to previous periods.
Throughout the first half of February, the island can expect days that are fair and warm, with occasional windy conditions particularly in the second week of the month. Despite the possibility of short showers, daily maximum temperatures are forecasted to range between 33°C and 34°C due to reduced rainfall and cloud cover. However, there may be a few days where temperatures could reach as high as around 35°C.
The forecast indicates that the total rainfall for the first half of February is expected to be near average across most parts of the island. These weather patterns are attributed to northeast monsoon conditions, with winds predominantly blowing from the northwest or northeast during this period.
Looking back at the second half of January 2024, Singapore experienced above-average rainfall with thundery showers occurring over parts of the island in the afternoon on most days. Some days even saw these showers extending into the night. The highest rainfall recorded during this period was 146.2 mm at Kallang on January 24, 2024.
In terms of temperatures, daily maximums ranged between 31°C and 34°C for the majority of days in the second half of January. The highest daily maximum temperature of 34.8°C was recorded at Jurong West on January 21, 2024, and at Admiralty on January 22, 2024.
Overall, the forecast suggests a shift towards drier weather conditions in Singapore for the first half of February, with fewer rainy days and relatively warm temperatures expected. However, residents should still remain prepared for short-duration showers on some afternoons, and stay informed about any updates or changes in the weather forecast.