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Dry spell in Feb, with expected rainfall much lower than average

By Hoe Yeen Nie, Channel NewsAsia
13 February 2007 2042 hrs

SINGAPORE: It has been unusually dry this February – a sharp contrast to the heavy rains that lashed out only a few weeks ago.

The Meteorological Services said little or no rainfall was recorded over most parts of Singapore in the first 12 days of February.

Historic average rainfall for February was 162.7mm, but two-thirds of Singapore received less than 5mm of rain in first 12 days of this month.

But Singapore was not the only area affected.

Parts of Western Malaysia and Sumatra have also reported little rain.

It is likely going to be a dry and sunny Lunar New Year weekend, although scattered showers are expected in some afternoons. - CNA/so