Winter’s Coming Back to S’pore: 1st Half of Dec to be Cold & Wet With Temp at 22°C


Remember what happened almost a year ago? If not, here’s a cool refresher:

From 10 January to 14 January this year, there was a cold spell of temperatures between between 21 deg C and 22 deg C. According to the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS), that hasn’t occurred for a cool ten years.

It was the result of monsoon surges: simply put, for laymen like us, it’s just an increase in wind speed that blows the cool wind from the winter chill in the northern hemisphere (the north part of Singapore…and not just Malaysia, but further north lah) towards us.

This could be due to climate change, but let’s leave that for another day.

If you’re still interested to know more because you want to impress your crush with your knowledge of science, here’s a brief video that explains it all.

During that time, Singaporeans went apeshit, for we’ve never once experienced temperature that’s cooler than an air-conditioned room.

Some people (okay, quite a lot) even bought winter wear and wore them outdoors. What’s even more shocking is that no one bat an eyelid—because it was really cool.

Then reality sank in after five days, and the heat decided to stop its hiatus and come back.

If you’re one who has bought winter wear for Singapore’s winter earlier this year, and has no intention to travel, your winter wear is useful again.

Because winter might land on Singapore. Again.

(Climate change is real, man)

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Singapore Winter to be Back in the First Two Weeks of December

If you’re not spent the entire day sleeping in today, you’d know that the first day of December is cold.

Not to the extent of winter yet, but cool and most importantly, windy enough to tell you that there’s an impending winter spell.

According to the good folks at Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS), the winter spell might be coming back.

In an announcement yesterday, it’s mentioned that the Northeast Monsoon season is here and will persist till end of March 2019. During this period, there might be two to four monsoon surges, with each lasting two to five days.

Remember, the winter spell earlier this year is caused by a monsoon surge.

And guess what? One of this monsoon surges is expected to be in the second week of December. Yeah, we’re talking about Winter Singapore.

In the first two weeks of December, there would be seven to nine day of rain, mostly in the afternoon. Rainfall is also forecast to be above normal (i.e. expect ponding!?).

Temperatures would be between 24°C and 32°C, and on some days, the minimum temperature could go down to between 22°C and 23°C—most probably during the monsoon surge period.

In other words, bring your umbrella out everywhere in the first week of December 2018. In the second week of December, bring more umbrellas out and take out your winter wear.

It’s time to Instagram those pretty winter wear without facing judgmental looks again le.

And by the way, Winter Singapore, we welcome you with wide arms.