Wet weather to continue in the next two weeks, temperatures may rise to 35 deg C on some days

The second half of November is expected to be as wet as the first half. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - More wet weather is expected these two weeks, but temperatures could reach as high as 35 deg C on a few days, said the weatherman on Monday (Nov 16).

The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said showers are expected on most days of the fortnight and the daily temperature is forecast to range between 24 deg C and 34 deg C.

The second half of November is expected to be as wet as the first half, as the monsoon rain band is forecast to remain over the South-east Asia region.

"(In the next two weeks), short-duration moderate to heavy thundery showers are expected over parts of the island on most afternoons," MSS said in a statement. "There could be a few days where the showers may extend into the evening."

Widespread thundery showers and gusty winds are also expected on a few days between the predawn hours and early morning.

On the whole, rainfall for this month is forecast to be above average over most parts of Singapore.

On Nov 2, flash floods were reported in the afternoon at Upper Paya Lebar Road, Lorong Gambir and Mount Vernon Road following a heavy downpour.

The intense thundery shower that day was the result of strong solar heating of land areas coupled with the convergence of winds over Singapore, said MSS.

Despite the wet conditions, there were a few warm days in the first two weeks of November.

The highest daily temperature of 34.9 deg C was recorded at Clementi and Paya Lebar on Nov 5 and Nov 12 respectively.

The lowest daily temperature of 22.5 deg C was recorded at Newton on Nov 2.

Most parts of the island had received above-normal rainfall, with Paya Lebar topping the list with 114 per cent above average rainfall recorded.

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