Rain ushers in cooler weather islandwide

Cooler weather began as early as 7pm on March 28, 2018.
Cooler weather began as early as 7pm on March 28, 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE

The mercury dipped yesterday, following cool weather across the island the night before thanks to widespread rain.

On Tuesday night, the temperature fell to 23.3 deg C on Pulau Ubin, while the temperature in Clementi was 23.6 deg C, according to the Meteorological Service's website at around 10pm.

Other parts of Singapore experienced temperatures of between 24 and 25.4 deg C.

The cooler weather began as early as 7pm, when parts of western and central Singapore saw the mercury fall to as low as 23.2 deg C in Newton and 23.5 deg C in Jurong West. This continued yesterday morning, with Pulau Ubin recording a temperature of 23.9 deg C at around 7.30am.

Temperatures in other parts of Singapore ranged from 24.2 deg C in Clementi, to 25.9 deg C in Tuas South.

In January, Singapore experienced its longest cool spell in a decade.

For five days, temperatures fell to 21.2 deg C in Jurong West and Admiralty - the lowest recorded in Singapore since 2016.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2018, with the headline 'Rain ushers in cooler weather islandwide'. Print Edition | Subscribe