Chinese New Year 2017: NEA forecasts heavy rainfall this weekend in Singapore

The authorities expect the weather conditions to improve gradually on Sunday.

Singapore: NEA forecasts heavy rainfall during Chinese New Year weekend
Singaporeans walking on the streets during heavy showers. Reuters

Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Thursday that a monsoon surge is expected to affect the South China Sea and the surrounding region causing heavy rainfall and windy conditions over the next few days.

NEA forecast passing showers and occasionally windy conditions on Friday afternoon, while on Saturday, which is the first day of Chinese New Year, it is expecting to have heavy showers with cloudy and occasionally windy conditions.

"The daily temperature during the weekend is forecast to range between 22°C and 32°C," NEA told Channel NewsAsia.

The authorities expect the surge to gradually weaken on Sunday but the weather condition would be occasionally windy. However, there are possibilities of passing showers on Sunday afternoon as well.

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