Singapore: students were not in a position to take weather measurements and so, using initiarive, contacted the local meteorological station to get the data required.

COLLECTION OF WEATHER DATA AT CHANGI MET STATION, SINGAPORE:

Date : 12 – 16 November 2004

Time: 0600 UTC ( Local Time +8 hrs )

No

Type:

Readings:

12 / 11

13 / 11

14 / 11

15 / 11

16 / 11

1.

Temperature : (0600 UTC)

Maximum

Minimum

( DAILY )

27.1

31.5

24.1

30.6

32.0

24.6

27.1

31.4

25.5

32.0

32.5

24.5

28.5

31.5

25.2

2.

Rainfall: (mm)

( DAILY )

13.0

1.1

0.4

NIL

0.4

3.

Wind: ( 0600 UTC )

Direction

Velocity ( Knots )

CALM

030*

7

310*

12

090*

3

030*

2

4.

Air Pressure: (0600 UTC )

( hpa )

1010.7

1010.4

1010.6

1009.4

1009.9

5.

Sunshine Hours:

( DAILY TOTAL )

3.45

7.20

3.60

6.95

5.15

6.

Cloud Cover: (0600 UTC)

7

7

7

7

7

7.

Relative Humidity:

( 0600 UTC )

( % ) & DAILY AVE>

84

93

71

87

84

88

64

84

79

90


The Weather on day of visit to the Changi Meteorological Station, Singapore

Our visit to the Changi Meteorological Station was interrupted by the usual showers in the afternoon. Drizzles are rare in Singapore as they come from very fine clouds. Singapore is located near the equator and such tropical regions therefore experience a lot of rainfall. For that day, the wind was calm.

Most of the sky that day was covered with huge, low lying and dark clouds. In fact, the runway adjacent to the Meteorological Station had its visibility lowered drastically for the whole week. Thus planes were disallowed to take off for various periods of time causing flights to be delayed. Aircrafts landing into Singapore’s Changi Airport were cautioned about low visibility by the officers at the control tower.

In general on that day we felt all clammy due to the high content of moisture in the atmosphere.

Hansel,Kevin,Arjun,Waldron,Harvard

The Weather in Singapore Group 5 2e6

As you know, Singapore is located near the Equator. It has a tropical climate, where it is hot and wet throughout the year. Upon arrival at the airport, you would start to sweat due to the unusually high humidity. In the middle of the year, the temperature would hit a high of 35 degrees C and the relative humidity would be very high. Even after a cool shower, you would start the moment you step out of the bathroom.

Although the regular rain helps to lower the air temperature, it can also be a dampener to outdoor activities. The average rainfall daily before the monsoon month of December is relatively low. However, once the north-west monsoon arrives, expect heavy storms in December. However, the heavy storm varies from only a few minutes to as long as a day or 2. The dark clouds cover the whole sky with lightning streaking down.

Edwin Tan, Jeremy Tan

Short description of weather conditions in Singapore

Singapore is hot and humid all year round. Located just near the equator, Singapore has a tropical climate. The rainy season starts just around November and ends towards February. This happens because of the monsoon wind which blows towards this region. During this period, it can rain consecutively for three hours straight. After the heavy showers, it would still be partly cloudy with light drizzles. Lightning and thunder are fairly common and can be seen even without rain, occasionally. The temperature significantly rises as the June period approaches. It can reach up to thirty-three degrees Celsius. There can be little or no rain at all with scorching hot temperatures for two to three days. There is minimum cloud cover in the sky too.

The monsoon encourages indoor activities. Sometimes it dampens our spirits as we cannot go outdoors. Yet sometimes the warm and sunny weather is not welcomed as it is too hot. Air-conditions, although costly, are installed in households to cool the house. We sweat even when we are indoors, thus making lessons simply unbearable as we cannot concentrate on our studies. All classrooms are installed with fans that would cool down the class.

Marcus, Lucas, Jonathan, Eugene

Weather conditions in Singapore

The climate of Singapore is hot and wet. The relative humidity of the air in Singapore is extremely high. The average humidity is about 84% and can rise to 100% on rainy days. Singapore receives rain 40% of the time in the year. One reason why we receive so much rain is that we are surrounded on all sides by the sea and since our climatic conditions are usually quite warm, this gives rise to a lot of evaporation of the surrounding seawater and hence, a high rate of precipitation. The daily min. temp in Singapore is 25 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature is 32 degrees Celsius.

Mark Leong

Weather on day of visit to the Meteorological Station:

Weather conditions in Singapore during our trip to the meteorological station are as follows: the clouds looked very fine at first, somewhat along the lines of the cumulus. But then, strong, low –hanging winds acted up. We noticed a heavy cloud, along the lines of cumulonimbus, which, as you know heralds rain, thunder, and lightning. True enough, the weather patterns here soon gave rain. Fortunately, it subsided and reverted back to a clear blue sky.

We were not at all concerned. That is till, the rain hit us. We at first, panicked, but were quickly brought to order by our teachers-in-charge. Then all of us waited for the rain to subside. When it did, we were so off schedule that we had to rush for everything.

Foo Xian Fong

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