23 Dec '11, 5pm

(CNA|sg) This December the wettest in 4 years: NEA

(CNA|sg) This December the wettest in 4 years: NEA

SINGAPORE : The National Environment Agency (NEA) has said this December is the wettest in four years. The total rainfall recorded for December 2011, as at 4pm on December 23, is 274.4 millimetres. That is higher than the total rainfall recorded in December in the previous three years - 181.4 millimetres in 2010, 189.8 millimetres in 2009 and 244.2 millimetres in 2008. NEA said the long-term average rainfall for December is 287.4 millimetres. The highest total monthly rainfall recorded in December was 765.9 millimetres in 2006. The highest one-day rainfall recorded in December was 512.4 millimetres in 1978. As at 5.30 pm on Friday, the highest total rainfall recorded was 155.6 millimetres at Orchard Road. From 2.20pm to 5.20pm, a total of 152.8 millimetres of rain fell. The rain was heaviest between 4pm and 5pm, where 66.2 millimetres was recorded at Orchard Road. The late...

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