S’pore To Be Wetter & Cooler In 1st 2 Weeks Of 2022, With Above Average Rainfall


Rainy Weather In 1st Week Of Jan Likely To Ease In 2nd Week: MSS

Singaporeans welcomed 2022 on a moist New Year’s Eve, with rain throughout the island the entire day.

That was seemingly a precursor of what was to come back, as we will now count on this moist and funky climate to persist.

Singapore will expertise wetter and cooler circumstances within the 1st 2 weeks of Jan, mentioned the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS).


The rainfall for that interval is predicted to be barely above common.

North-east monsoon will proceed

In a news advisory on 31 Dec, the MSS mentioned the present north-east monsoon will proceed into the New Year.

It’ll carry low-level winds that blow from the north-west or north-east.

These circumstances had prevailed over Singapore because the begin of Dec, however they had been usually weak within the final 2 weeks of the month, bringing much less rain than standard.

High-pressure system to carry extra rain

However, extra rain might be anticipated within the 1st 2 weeks of the yr attributable to a high-pressure system over northern Asia, MSS mentioned.

The strengthening of this high-pressure system will carry a monsoon surge over the South China Sea, inflicting in depth rainclouds to type over the area.

This surge is predicted to carry cooler circumstances, in addition to average to heavy thundery showers to Singapore sometimes.

It will final for a couple of days.

Thundery showers within the afternoon

After the surge, MSS mentioned that Singapore will expertise localised thundery showers within the afternoon – one thing fairly typical for us.

However, the wet climate will doubtless ease within the 2nd week of Jan, although the short-duration showers will nonetheless happen on “several days”.

On a couple of days, there’ll be passing showers accompanied by heat and sometimes windy circumstances.


The rainfall for the 1st half of Jan is forecast to be “slightly above average” over a lot of the island.

Lowest every day temperature might be 23°C

All the rain in early Jan will have an impact of reducing the every day temperature in Singapore – which could be welcomed by those that hate the warmth.

On a couple of days, the mercury may go as little as 23°C, and as excessive as 31°C.


Other days within the fortnight might be between 24-33°C.

This being Singapore, sizzling climate is the default, so on a couple of days, the every day most temperature should go as much as 34°C.

Dec was drier than standard

Looking again at Dec, Singaporeans would’ve observed that it wasn’t as moist because it often is in that month.

In reality, Dec 2021 was drier than Nov, MSS confirmed.

Singapore’s rainfall in Dec was beneath common, with the whole island recording beneath 0% anomaly.

The highest anomaly was 71% beneath common, at Seletar.


Dec temperature increased than regular

Due to the decrease rainfall, the temperature was additionally increased than regular for Dec.

The imply month-to-month temperature was 27.7°C – 0.9°C hotter than the long-term Dec imply temperature.

The highest every day most temperature was a sweltering 34.8°C, recorded on 1 Dec at Tengah.


However, the bottom every day minimal temperature was 22.1°C at Jurong on 2 Dec. That day, the passage of a Sumatra squall introduced wet climate and cloudy skies.

As an illustration of simply how sizzling it was in Dec, the Changi local weather station recorded its highest every day most temperature ever in that month – 33.9°C on 1 Dec.

The return of sweater climate

While we actually had a hotter Dec, it seems to be just like the 1st half of Jan will return to the cool norm of the wet season.

It could be extra inconvenient to carry an umbrella out, however at the least it’s a little bit of a reprieve earlier than sizzling climate slams proper into Singapore once more.

Thus, maybe the return of sweater climate needs to be appreciated whereas it lasts.

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