It's going to be a cool CNY season
SINGAPOREANS can expect a chilly Chinese New Year season, with temperatures dipping to as low as 21 deg C.
Temperatures are forecast to be between 21 deg C and 32 deg C over the next two weeks, based on information from weather-forecast company AccuWeather.
This comes as strong winds caused by the north-east monsoon continue to lash the island.
Singapore entered the rainy Northeast Monsoon season last month, a period when high wind speeds of up to 40 kmh is typically expected in January and February, according to the National Environment Agency's website.
Already, the cooler weather that is characteristic of the Northeast Monsoon season has been felt here, with temperatures as low as 21.1 deg C over the past month, according to the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS).
A weather expert quoted in the Chinese evening paper Shin Min Daily News yesterday, which also reported the phenomenon, said that the Northeast Monsoon winds are more intense this year, resulting in more chilly weather this time round, compared to last year.