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Postby x9200 » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 7:40 pm

JR8 wrote:You can get the animation on Weather.com, but that is a radar of the whole of SE Asia so it's difficult to really see and predict local conditions in such a small country as this...

Hmm, I was looking for the 2nd one, likely it was here:
http://www.weather.gov.sg/wip/c/portal/ ... PUB.1023.5

Something like this (IIRC):
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and discovered this one:
http://app2.nea.gov.sg/rain_animation.aspx

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 9:26 pm

x9200 wrote:
JR8 wrote:You can get the animation on Weather.com, but that is a radar of the whole of SE Asia so it's difficult to really see and predict local conditions in such a small country as this...

Hmm, I was looking for the 2nd one, likely it was here:
http://www.weather.gov.sg/wip/c/portal/ ... PUB.1023.5

Something like this (IIRC):
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and discovered this one:
http://app2.nea.gov.sg/rain_animation.aspx


Thanks for that X92, wish I had have known about the first one before they took their radars down, as that is the kind of thing I had in mind. The 2nd link doesn't yield a map (as the radars are down), but it does say it is an animation of the rainfall areas. Previously I think I only knew about the static version of this latter one.

Thx!

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Postby Loops » Sun, 28 Mar 2010 11:38 pm

The NEA one is quite useful for the next hour or so if you look on the rain location page, but the rest of it isn't particularly accurate mainly, I think, because it is such a small island. It often says showers in the afternoon and it ends up being very dry instead, but if the sky is looking a bit dark and you check the site then, you can often see if it looks like the shower will hit the area you are in.

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Mon, 29 Mar 2010 5:09 pm

Or just bring a small umbrella if you plan on going out. If you plan to go and watch a movie, bring a jacket or a cardigan. :P
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Postby aster » Mon, 29 Mar 2010 11:39 pm

I think the bottom line is that the weather here is very unpredictable, mainly due to the size of the country. I mean technically it could be pissing down in Johor yet sunny and dry here.

There's a Norwegian site that's pretty good for Europe and surprisingly they cover the entire world with their forecasts. I think it's a gov't meteorological institute so nothing commercial (though I am not Norwegian), maybe someone wants to monitor their forecasts and give us a definite opinion?

http://www.yr.no/place/Singapore/Other/Singapore/

http://www.yr.no/place/Singapore/Other/ ... _hour.html

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 30 Mar 2010 12:04 am

It's laid out in a nice concise way. With wind direction, pressure etc. together with the usual stuff. More info than on a single page from the NEA.

Bit surprised they show max temp as 29c over the next three days as that seems a little er, 'unlikely'...

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Postby aster » Tue, 30 Mar 2010 7:17 pm

The must be collecting info from elsewhere as you can lookup any place on this planet it seems. So maybe they're accessing a general meteorological feed for everything outside of Norway? I really don't know...

But I like their way of presenting weather in Singapore, and it seems that they are much more on target than the main news channels like BBC (ironic that they are based here) or CNN...


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