chapter  21
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Republic of Singapore

WithLeslie Lim Eng Choon, Shi-Hooi Poon

The island is situated 1° north of the equator. Its climate is characterised by uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity and abundant rainfall. The average annual rainfall is around 2,340 mm (92.1 in.). Monsoons are expected from mid-November till early March and from mid-June till early September when heavy downpours are expected to be frequent (National Environment Agency – Meteorological Services, nd).