Passing and heavy showers are forecast this Chinese New Year weekend due to strong wind conditions over the South China Sea, the National Environment Agency said Thursday (26 January).
“A monsoon surge is expected to affect the South China Sea and our surrounding region over the next few days,” NEA said.
The surge could cause passing showers in Singapore on Friday afternoon, the eve of Chinese New Year. Periodic heavy showers are expected on Saturday, the first day of the Chinese New Year.
The surge is forecast to gradually weaken on Sunday, with passing showers expected in the afternoon.
The daily temperature this weekend is forecast to range between 22°C and 32°C, according to NEA.
Thundery showers mainly over northern , eastern and central Singapore in the afternoon. Issued 11am.
Showers mainly over northern and eastern Singapore in the late afternoon. Issued 11am.
Windy. Passing showers in the late afternoon and evening. Issued 2pm
Expect hot and wet days for rest of February: NEA http://str.sg/4ePE
Thundery showers mainly over northern , eastern and western Singapore in the afternoon. Issued 11am.
Wet start to March, heavy showers expected in first week: MSS http://bit.ly/2lbuLWk
Thundery showers mainly over southern , western and central Singapore in the late morning. Issued 10pm.
Warm days with thundery showers for rest of March: NEA http://str.sg/47ij
Thank you for the weather report.
+ + : Wet and warm days ahead in April http://bit.ly/2nS488H
raining over at the eastern side ~
Don't hang up your brollies, just yet - more wet weather is expected for April http://tdy.sg/2pI4KeU
then i am gonna dance under the rain brotha
haze is back
Originally posted by FireIce:
haze is back
First half of May to be wet and warm, with highs up to 35 deg C and afternoon thundery showers http://str.sg/42nr
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in China,now is very very hot
Warm nights, wet days for the rest of May
SINGAPORE — Wet days and warm nights are expected over the next fortnight, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said in a media advisory on Tuesday (May 16).
Short-duration thundery showers - which can be heavy on some days - are expected on six to eight days in the late morning and afternoon and could extend into the evening on one or two of those days.
On two or three days, there may be widespread thundery showers accompanied by gusty winds between the pre-dawn and early morning hours, the met service forecasted.
Although most parts of Singapore received below normal rainfall in the first half of May, rainfall for the rest of the month is expected to be slightly above normal.
Wind conditions are also expected to pick up towards the end of May and persist into early June, the MSS added.
The temperature for the rest of the month is expected to range between 24°C and 33°C, reaching a high of 34°C on a few days. The MSS also said that on some non-rainy nights, temperatures may be relatively warm due to weak south-east winds bringing warm, humid air from the sea toward the land.
Likely no haze from Indonesia affecting the region this year, says government official
JAKARTA - There should be no haze from Indonesia affecting the region this year, Mr Nazir Foead, the chief of Indonesia's Peatland Restoration Agency, said on Thursday (May 18).
"(Considering) the prediction with the drought, with the preparation that the Government is making, and the re-wetting activities... I would say, there should be no more haze going to neighbours," Mr Nazir told reporters on the sidelines of an international conference on peatlands, organised by the Indonesia-based Centre for International Forestry Research.
His prediction comes after South Sumatra province governor Alex Noerdin said last month that there will be no haze coming from his province this year.
Their predictions come just before the annual dry season in Indonesia that usually stretches from June to December. During this period, haze from forest fires caused by land clearance activities clouds the region.
But it is unlikely that the dry season will this year be as bad as in 2015, when Singapore experienced the worst haze on record. That year, a weather phenomenon known as El Nino - associated with dry and hot weather - caused fires there to burn harder and for longer.
The 2015 crisis spurred Indonesia to take action. The Peatland Restoration Agency that Mr Nazir leads, for example, was set up in January 2016 to restore about 2 million ha of peatland in seven provinces by 2020.
In an update on Thursday, Mr Nazir said about 200,000ha were restored last year. This year, the aim is to restore another 400,000ha, he said.
One way of restoring peatlands is to build dams in irrigation canals. These canals were built in the first place to drain peatlands so palm oil or pulpwood can be planted on it. But the drainage also causes the peat to become more flammable. Mr Nazir said about half of the 2 million ha Indonesia plans to restore fall in concessions managed by large companies. The Government is keeping close watch over them to ensure compliance, he said.
Companies like Asia Pulp and Paper, as well as April, two of Indonesia's largest paper companies, have announced plans to build canals that can re-wet plantations.
But Mr Nazir said consumers and suppliers in Singapore have a part to play to reduce haze too.
"You will be surprised to see how many Singapore investments are involved in driving the peat swamp conversion - money from Singapore. So, Singaporean investors should now look into how they could direct their investments to do work on the ground, on land use, more on restoration and not on converting more forests," he said.
rain more = more water = reduce water price.