More thundery showers expected in second half of June: NEA

Singaporeans can expect an increase in rainfall in the coming weeks due to the prevailing Southwest Monsoon conditions.
Singaporeans can expect an increase in rainfall in the coming weeks due to the prevailing Southwest Monsoon conditions.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Six to eight days of thundery showers can be expected in the second half of June due to the prevailing south-west monsoon conditions, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Friday (June 16).

The showers will be short and occur mostly in the late mornings and afternoons.

In addition, widespread thundery showers with occasional gusty winds will likely occur between the pre-dawn hours and morning on one or two days.

Rainfall for the month is likely to be below normal.

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While more showers are expected in the second fortnight of this month compared to the first, the daily maximum temperature could still reach a high of around 35 deg C on a few days.

On most days, the daily temperature is forecast to range between 25 deg C and 34 deg C.

The first half of this month saw south-west monsoon conditions prevailing, with low level winds blowing from the south-east or south-west.

During this time, Singapore experienced dry and warm conditions, particularly in the first week of June.

"The warm nights were due to warm and humid air over the sea being blown towards land by the prevailing winds," NEA said.

For updates of the daily weather forecast, members of the public may visit the MSS website at www.weather.gov.sg, the NEA website at www.nea.gov.sg.

They can also download the myENV app, or the MSS' Weather@SG app.