SINGAPORE PRESS-February sets record as driest month since 1869-Straits Times

by Reuters
Wednesday, 5 March 2014 01:08 GMT

Bone-dry February has entered the record books as the country's driest month in nearly 150 years, and the windiest in three decades, according to the National Environment Agency.

A paltry 0.2 mm of rain was recorded last month at Changi climate station.

This is the least that has fallen since 1869, and is well below the previous record of 6.3 mm recorded in February 2010 and the mean February rainfall of 161 mm.

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