Home Briefs: Thundery showers in the afternoons

Thundery showers in the afternoons

Thundery showers are expected mostly in the afternoon and early evening on five to seven days in the next two weeks.

Widespread moderate to heavy rain arising from the strengthening of the monsoon winds is likely on two to three days, said the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS).

Occasional windy conditions and cooler temperatures can also be expected. The temperature for the next fortnight is forecast to be between 22 deg C and 33 deg C.

North-east monsoon conditions prevailed over the region in the first fortnight of this month, with low-level winds blowing predominantly from the north-east or north-west.

The thundery showers were heaviest on Dec 1when the highest total daily rainfall recorded was 114.2mm in Sentosa.

In addition, there were a few warm days where the highest daily maximum temperature recorded ranged between 34.2 deg C and 34.7 deg C.

For daily weather forecasts, visit the MSS at www.weather.gov.sg and the National Environment Agency at www.nea.gov.sg, or download the myENV app.

Road closures for Hello Kitty Run

Parts of Esplanade Drive, Fullerton Road and Marina Boulevard will be closed from 4.45pm to 7.25pm tomorrow for the Hello Kitty Run, said the police.

During the closure, access will be granted only to police and emergency vehicles. Parking restrictions in the peripheral roads will be strictly enforced, and vehicles found parking and causing obstruction will be towed away, the police said.

Members of the public may call the organiser on 8540-7750 for more details.

Discounts as Jurong Bird Park turns 45

The Jurong Bird Park turns 45 next month and the park is inviting everyone to join in the celebrations.

Singapore residents who visit the park on Jan 3 will enjoy 45 per cent off admission.

Standard admission rates range from $12 (for those 60 years and above) to $28 (for adults).

The first 45 guests will also walk away with a goodie bag containing exclusive merchandise worth $80.

Other events to celebrate the birthday will be announced at a later date.

Opened in 1971, Jurong Bird Park aims to enhance guests' understanding and appreciation of the colourful avian world through naturalistic exhibits, interactive feeding sessions and world-class bird shows.

Situated on a 20.2ha hillside, the award-winning park is a haven for 5,000 birds representing 400 of the world's bird species. It is the oldest wildlife park in Singapore.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 18, 2015, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe