Showers to bring relief from warm weather in May: NEA

Showers on May 11 were particularly heavy with the highest daily rainfall of 99.8mm recorded.
Showers on May 11 were particularly heavy with the highest daily rainfall of 99.8mm recorded. ST PHOTO: MARCUS TAN

SINGAPORE - The rest of May is expected to be slightly cooler than it has been, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Monday (May 16).

"The warm conditions experienced in the first fortnight of May 2016 can still be expected on a few days in the second half of May 2016," NEA added.

But the temperature will be moderated by showers on most days.

In the next fortnight, short thundery showers are forecast for the late morning and afternoon, on six to eight days.

Thundery showers with gusty winds due to Sumatra squalls can be expected in the morning on one or two days.

For the rest of May, the daily maximum temperatures are forecast to range between 33 deg C and 34 deg C on most days, and could reach a high of around 35 deg C on a few days.

The first 11 days of May saw temperatures between 35 deg C and 36.1 deg C. The highest temperature was recorded at Seletar on May 6.

For the past four days, the showers that fell over many parts of the island brought some relief to the warm conditions. The highest daily maximum temperature ranged between 31.8 deg C and 34.7 deg C.

Showers on May 11 were particularly heavy with the highest daily rainfall of 99.8mm recorded.

As of May 15, the daily mean temperature recorded at the Changi climate station was 29.6 deg C, which is 1.3° deg C above the long-term average for May.

The rainfall for May is expected to be average, NEA added.