Expect warmer and drier weather over next fortnight

The daily maximum temperature across the island was below 34 deg C on all days except on Oct 5.
The daily maximum temperature across the island was below 34 deg C on all days except on Oct 5.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Warmer and drier weather is on the way after a rainy first half of the month, the weatherman said yesterday.

The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said that the Republic can expect daily temperature highs of 34 deg C on most days over the next fortnight, with a range of 25 deg C to 34 deg C.

But there may be some respite from the heat, as MSS also said that short moderate to heavy thundery showers can still be expected on some days between the late morning and afternoon.

The first half of this month had moderate to heavy thundery showers on many days as tropical storms over the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean pushed rain clouds over Singapore.

The showers were heaviest on Oct 2, when more than 1m of rain fell over Tuas.

The showers resulted in cloudy and cool conditions on most days in the first half of the month.

The daily maximum temperature across the island was below 34 deg C on all days except Oct 5, when the maximum temperature hit 34.8 deg C on Pulau Ubin.

The coldest daily temperature was 22.6 deg C, recorded in Clementi on Oct 3.

The rainfall for the whole of this month is forecast to be below normal over most parts of the island.

  • 22.6 deg C

    The coldest daily temperature, recorded in Clementi on Oct 3.

    34.8 deg C

    The highest temperature, on Pulau Ubin on Oct 5.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 18, 2020, with the headline 'Expect warmer and drier weather over next fortnight'. Print Edition | Subscribe