Expect drier and warmer weather in the first half of August 2016

The first two weeks of August will be drier and warmer than the latter half of July, said The Meteorological Service Singapore.
The first two weeks of August will be drier and warmer than the latter half of July, said The Meteorological Service Singapore.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

SINGAPORE - Brace yourself for a drier and hotter two weeks ahead.

The first two weeks of August will be drier and warmer than the latter half of July, the Meteorological Service Singapore has said in a statement.

However, thundery showers are still expected on some days in the coming fortnight.

Short thundery showers are forecast to occur in the late morning and early afternoon on four to five days. In addition, thundery showers with gusty winds are likely on one to two days in the pre-dawn and morning.

Rainfall is expected to be slightly below normal.

The daily maximum temperatures for the next fortnight should range between 33 deg C and 34 deg C, and could reach around 35 deg C on a few days.

Between 1981 and 2010, the mean daily maximum temperature for August was 31.4 deg C. The mean monthly temperature was 27.9 deg C.

In its statement, the Meteorological Service Singapore also gave a review of weather conditions in July.

Singapore experienced several warm days in the first half of July, when the daily maximum temperatures ranged between 30.2 deg C and 36 deg C.

It was a cooler second half of the month and the weather was wetter. Daily maximum temperatures ranged between 28.8 deg C and 34.7 deg C. The mean monthly temperature recorded was 28.4 deg C, warmer than the long-term mean of 27.9 deg C for July.