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Expect more wet weather in next three days despite dry spells

By Julia Ng, Channel NewsAsia
26 February 2007

SINGAPORE : It has been a drier-than-usual February. In fact, the first 12 days of this month saw no rainfall over most parts of central and eastern Singapore.

The meteorological service says the generally dry weather has also affected many parts of the region, including Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia.

But some parts of Singapore got a reprieve on Monday afternoon - a short but windy storm swept through the island and caused some damage at least in one area.

The rains uprooted a tree in Soo Chow Garden Road, off Upper Thomson.

No one was hurt but the tree fell on some parked motorcycles.

The metrological station says more afternoon showers with thunder are expected in the next three days.

This is due to the transition to the northeast monsoon season, which brings occasional strong winds.

The metrological station says the rains will help subdue the hotspot activities in Sumatra and Kalimantan.

As of 4pm on Monday, the average PSI reading stood at 37, in the good range.

But on the whole, February will be one of the driest month Singapore has seen. - CNA /ls

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