SINGAPORE: The wet weather that Singapore is experiencing is likely to continue in the second half of June, which may “slightly ease” the warm and humid conditions felt in recent weeks, said the Meteorological Service Singapore on Thursday (Jun 16).
In the second fortnight of the month, the monsoon rain band is likely to lie close to the Equator, bringing more rainfall over the equatorial Southeast Asia region.
“The passage of Sumatra squalls is expected to bring widespread thundery showers with gusty winds to Singapore between the pre-dawn hours and morning on some days,” said the Met Service in its fortnightly outlook.
Short-duration thundery showers are expected between the late morning and afternoon over parts of Singapore on several days. There may be heavy rain on some of these days.
The rainfall for this month is forecast to be above average over most parts of the island.
The daily temperature is expected to mostly range between 24 and 33 degrees Celsius, with daily highs exceeding 34 degrees Celsius on a few days.
Some nights may also be relatively warm and humid when southeast winds blow warm and moist air from the sea toward land, said the Met Service.
Minimum temperatures of up to 28 degrees Celsius can be expected at night, particularly over the eastern and southern coastal areas of the island, it added.
Reviewing the first half of June, the Met Service noted that it was wetter compared to the second half of May. Thundery showers mostly occurred in the afternoon during the first two weeks of June due to strong solar heating of land areas.
The first half of June was also less warm compared to May due to more days of rain, said the Met Service.
Singapore recorded its hottest May day last month, with the mercury hitting 36.7 degrees Celsius at Admiralty on May 13. This surpassed previous highs of 36.5 degrees Celsius on May 16, 2010, and May 3, 2016.