Singapore to have warm weather in July, with highs of 34 degrees

Jurong East at about 3pm on June 30, 2015.
Jurong East at about 3pm on June 30, 2015. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Singapore is likely to have continued warm weather in the first half of July with temperatures hitting 34 degrees Celsius on some afternoons.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) said in its latest forecast that the Republic can expect three to five days of short thundery showers mostly in the late morning and early afternoon.

In addition, slightly hazy conditions can be expected on a few days, particularly in the early morning.

Singapore experienced dry and warm conditions in June with most parts of the country receiving below-average rainfall.

The highest rainfall of 160mm to 191mm (0 to 20% above average) was recorded over the western part of the island around Jurong. Rainfall was lowest over the central and eastern parts of Singapore,

Based on long-term statistics, July has the lowest average monthly rainfall in the year. The rainfall for the first fortnight of July 2015 is likely to be below normal.