Warm days with thundery showers for rest of March: NEA

Flash floods at the area near Haw Par Villa MRT station on Jan 23, 2017.
Flash floods at the area near Haw Par Villa MRT station on Jan 23, 2017.PHOTO: WAN BAO READER

SINGAPORE - The inter-monsoon period is approaching, bringing with it warm weather and afternoon thunderstorms, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said.

The north-east monsoon will weaken and a transition period is expected until May, NEA said in a weather advisory.

"This period is characterised by warm weather and thunderstorms developing mainly in the afternoon and early evening," the agency said.

Relatively warm temperatures of between 34 deg C and 35 deg C can be expected on a few days.

On most days, the daily maximum temperature is expected to be between 33 deg C and 34 deg C.

Light winds are common during this time, and particulate matter in the atmosphere will take a longer time to disperse.

"This may occasionally result in the appearance of slightly hazy skies over parts of Singapore on some days," NEA said.

In the next fortnight, short thundery showers are expected on five to seven days, mostly in the afternoon.

On a few days, the rain could extend into the evening, and thunderstorms can be heavy on some days.

Widespread thundery showers with gusty winds can be expected in the morning on one or two days.

However, the rainfall for March is likely to be slightly below normal.