It has been raining constantly over the past few weeks. It is the perfect sweater weather opportunity to put on that sweatshirt you have saved for an autumn vacation or upload a rainy-day aesthetic post on social media. And if you love that, you'd love this week. What Will the Rain Be Like in Early March The "air-con" temperatures are guaranteed, with the daily temperatures forecasted to range from 24°C to 33°C. According to Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS), there will be rain for the next four days. Image: weather.gov.sg The thunderstorms are expected to happen in the afternoon most of the week, with the rain likely to last until the evening on some days. Weather.com concurs, and also added that it'll rain on the weekends as well. Image: weather.com This is, however, unlike the previous week when the rain didn't even stop at all. The week after is anticipated to be much drier, with thundery showers forecasted in the late afternoon over certain parts of Singapore. Similar to what was reported at the end of February, overall rainfall is projected to be above average during the first week of March. Was the Rain Expected to Arrive During This Period? While the colder weather has been great, is it normal for Singapore to be raining this heavily since late February? It's time for a little Geography lesson. Singapore is currently experiencing the Northeast Monsoon, which begins in December until early March. However, the heavy rain caused by the monsoon usually lasts from December to January, and the drier period starts from February to early March. This means that the rain was unanticipated to arrive during this period. According to NEA, monsoon surges (a steady strengthening of north-easterly winds) over the South China Sea are the cause of the heavy showers that have been happening since the end of February. The Rain May Not Be the Only Situation on the Rise Besides the continued thunderstorms to be expected in March, there is something else that we should be aware of. NEA has alerted that the cases of dengue fever have been growing since the start of 2023 and this could cause a dengue outbreak if cases continue to rise. It was reported that Singapore encountered a surge of dengue cases last year, with the numbers reaching the second highest on record. One of the factors contributing to last year's surge was a particularly wet season, which we are going through at the moment. To prevent a dengue outbreak, we should take more careful note of the actions to prevent the transmission of the disease, especially after this rainy season has passed.