UNCOMMON STRONG WIND IN SINGAPORE
Yesterday and on Wednesday, when this newspaper checked the National Environment Agency’s website, which lists a range of forecasts such as fair, cloudy and rain, there was only one outlook for all five districts and 45 town areas — windy.
And while strong winds are not uncommon when there are thunderstorms, it has been "generally fair" with rainfall "below average across the whole island", noted the NEA on its website.
That has been good news for event coordinator Michelle Ting, 19, who told TODAY: "I think it’s awesome. I don’t mind going out more even though it’s sunny, as it’s not so hot." Others, though, who prefer the sunnier side of Singapore have lamented that it’s as cold outdoors as it is in their offices.
Temperatures have dropped to lows of 24 degrees Celsius and will stay that way, according to the NEA’s latest three—day outlook.
In its fortnightly outlook, which it posted yesterday, the NEA said: "Moderate North—east Monsoon conditions should continue to prevail with Singapore experiencing occasionally windy conditions."
During this period, showers with thunder in the afternoon can be expected on four to five days, while stronger north—east winds may bring moderate to occasionally heavy rain on two to three days.
The agency told TODAY that between December to March, stronger winds over the South China Sea and parts of the region are caused when "occasional surges of cold air" head this way from northern China.
"The impact of the high pressure system is windy conditions across the island as we have been having the past couple of days," said the NEA.
In Thailand, the cold snap has been severe and news reports on Wednesday said temperatures have fallen to 2 degrees Celsius in the north, killing five people and prompting the authorities to declare an emergency zone across half the country.
No wonder. Nowadays, wearing a jacket out in the streets is a must for me already... even under the hot sun which is not hot at all at time around 1pm. And it's freezing in classes and work...
Better wear jackets if not sick liao then CNY good luck liao.. haha
later going TopOne Ktv with linx they all. dunno whoelse going besides Linx... or maybe both of us only.. hehe.. lang man... =D