Saturday, December 6, 2008

Climatology of Singapore... if you were interested.

We are currently in the Monsoon Season (or that is what everyone tells me at least)... I did look it up today to see what that means and I thought that I would fill you in and take a few pictures... crazy.

The Climate of Singapore
Singapore lies just north of the Equator near Lat 1.5 deg N and Long 104 deg E. Because of its geographical location and maritime exposure, its climate is characterised by uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity and abundant rainfall. The climate of Singapore can be divided into two main seasons, the Northeast Monsoon and the Southwest Monsoon season, separated by two relatively short inter-monsoon periods.

SEASON: North-East Monsoon Season - December to early March (that's now)

Northeast winds prevail, sometimes reaching 20 km/h. Cloudy conditions in December and January with frequent afternoon showers. Spells of widespread moderate to heavy rain occur lasting from 1 to 3 days at a stretch. Relatively drier in February till early March. Also generally windy with wind speeds sometimes reaching 30 to 40 km/h in the months of January and February.
Check that out... do you see the rain coming our way?
These pictures were taken from our balcony one afternoon... the first picture was when I was looking East and this one above when looking a little west.

Looks bad....better take cover.

If you are wondering the rain/thunder/lightning only lasted about 30 minutes but you would of thought we were in a storm or something and to think they call this an "afternoon shower" here... no wonder everything is ALWAYS green.


The Westcott Family said...

thanks for the education! don't forget your umbrella.

Jacquie Von Hohn said...

Man good thing you're from Houston and are used to thunderstorms and humidity...people who move there from the desert must freak out!


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