SINGAPORE: Warm weather and thundery showers are expected to continue into the first half of April, the Meteorological Service Singapore said on Friday (Apr 1).
Short thundery showers are expected in the afternoon and evening on most days. On some days, the showers may be "intense", said the Met Service.
Widespread thundery showers with gusty winds can also be expected over Singapore in the morning, it said, adding that rainfall for the month should be "near average over most parts of Singapore".
The daily temperature for the next two weeks is forecast to range between 24 degrees Celsius and 34 degrees Celsius on most days. It may reach a maximum of 35 degrees Celsius or higher on days with fewer clouds in the sky, the Met Service added.
"During the inter-monsoon period, the prevailing winds are typically light and variable in direction. Warm weather with moderate to heavy thundery showers commonly occur in the afternoon," it said.
"Climatologically, April is one of the warmest months of the year, with a high incidence of lightning activity."
In March, thundery showers fell over the country mainly in the afternoons and evenings. The heaviest rainfall was over the southern and western parts of Singapore.
A daily total rainfall of 134.2mm was recorded at Jurong West on Mar 7 – the highest recorded last month, said the Met Service. It was ranked the second wettest day recorded in March in the past 10 years.
“March 2022 was a warm month. Strong solar heating of land areas coupled with light wind conditions resulted in warm temperatures on most days,” the Met Service said.
There were seven days in March when temperatures reached 35 degrees Celsius or higher.
On Mar 19, the highest daily maximum temperature of 36.2 degrees Celsius was recorded at Ang Mo Kio.
The daily minimum temperature dipped to a low of 21.8 degrees Celsius at Pulau Ubin on Mar 21 and at Admiralty on Mar 31.