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Warmer days ahead in July: NEA

Expect drier weather and higher temperatures over the next two weeks, as well as slightly hazy conditions on several days, NEA says.

SINGAPORE: Southwest Monsoon conditions are expected to persist over Singapore until the end of the month, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Thursday (July 17).

Characteristic of the Southwest Monsoon season are periods of consecutive dry days which, when coupled with strong daytime heat, would bring up the maximum temperature for the next two weeks to about 34oC, the NEA said.

Singapore may also experience slightly hazy conditions on a few days over the next fortnight, NEA said. There will also likely be short-duration showers with thunder in the late mornings and afternoons on three to four days during this period, as well as thunderstorms with gusty winds during the pre-dawn hours and mornings on one to two days.

The first two weeks of July have seen average rainfall, with Singapore experiencing thundery showers mainly in the late mornings and afternoons on a few days between July 1 and 14, said the NEA. The Sumatra squalls affected Singapore in the pre-dawn hours and mornings on several days, with a particular squall on July 5 bringing wind gusts of 69km/h to the Tuas area, it added.

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