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While there has been more rain these first two weeks of August, the Meteorological Service Singapore still estimates slightly warmer maximum temperatures of around 34 deg C.
While there has been more rain these first two weeks of August, the Meteorological Service Singapore still estimates slightly warmer maximum temperatures of around 34 deg C.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
While there has been more rain these first two weeks of August, the Meteorological Service Singapore still estimates slightly warmer maximum temperatures of around 34 deg C.
While there has been more rain these first two weeks of August, the Meteorological Service Singapore still estimates slightly warmer maximum temperatures of around 34 deg C.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
While there has been more rain these first two weeks of August, the Meteorological Service Singapore still estimates slightly warmer maximum temperatures of around 34 deg C.
While there has been more rain these first two weeks of August, the Meteorological Service Singapore still estimates slightly warmer maximum temperatures of around 34 deg C.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
While there has been more rain these first two weeks of August, the Meteorological Service Singapore still estimates slightly warmer maximum temperatures of around 34 deg C.
While there has been more rain these first two weeks of August, the Meteorological Service Singapore still estimates slightly warmer maximum temperatures of around 34 deg C.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
While there has been more rain these first two weeks of August, the Meteorological Service Singapore still estimates slightly warmer maximum temperatures of around 34 deg C.
While there has been more rain these first two weeks of August, the Meteorological Service Singapore still estimates slightly warmer maximum temperatures of around 34 deg C.ST PHOTO: SONG TAO
Children playing at a playground at the Sports Hub on Aug 14, 2018.
Children playing at a playground at the Sports Hub on Aug 14, 2018.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Children playing at a playground at the Sports Hub on Aug 14, 2018.
Children playing at a playground at the Sports Hub on Aug 14, 2018.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - If there's one thing Singaporeans are used to by now, it should be the hot weather. But sometimes the heat is so blisteringly hot, it catches even tropical denizens by surprise.

Last month (July), Singaporeans experienced a dry and warm month, with temperatures hitting as high as 35 deg C and levels of rainfall dipping below the norm.

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