Short afternoon showers expected over next two weeks; Tuesday air quality to be moderate

Short, thundery showers are expected in the afternoon over the first two weeks of November.
Short, thundery showers are expected in the afternoon over the first two weeks of November.PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - The air quality on Tuesday is expected to be in the moderate range, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in its haze update on Monday evening.

Thundery showers are forecast in the afternoon, and visibility is expected to be in the normal range, NEA said.

It said that people can continue with normal activities, based on the air quality forecast.

NEA also added that Singapore is entering the inter-monsoon season, in its fortnightly weather forecast.

Short, thundery showers are expected in the afternoon on six to eight days over the first two weeks of November.

NEA said: "The showers may be heavy at times, especially when there is convergence of winds coupled with strong solar heating of land areas."

Winds are expected to be variable during the inter-monsoon period, when the south-west monsoon transitions to the north-east monsoon.

This accounted for the relief from the haze last week, but hazy conditions may return if winds start blowing from the south again.

The north-east monsoon season is expected to start in mid-November.

When prevailing winds blow from the north, the haze in Singapore is likely to diminish.