Singapore has experienced the driest period since 1869 as the prolonged dry weather has hit the country since mid-January.

According to Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA), during February, there were only seven days of short showers that occurred between February 7 and 19, mainly in the western parts of Singapore .

The total water across 64 rainfall stations was below the long-term average of 161 mm during the month. About half of the stations, mostly in the southern and eastern areas, recorded total monthly rainfall below 10 mm.

Besides being the driest month ever, February was also the most windy month in the last 30 years, with an average daily wind speed of 13.3 km/h recorded.

The prolonged dry conditions have also set a new record for the lowest average daily relative humidity of 74.5 percent.

NEA forecast the situation will continue in Singapore in the first half of March.-VNA