Clouds floating over Changi airport (Source : simple.wikipedia.org)

Singapore may reach 35°C in the next two weeks

Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) has issued a forecast that the temperature in the country will range between 33°C and 34°C for the next fortnight and on a few days it could even reach 35°C and the weather is expected to be generally warmer and drier.

Singapore is expected to see lesser rainfall as compared to the last two weeks and the short duration thundery shower will likely to occur in the late morning and early afternoon on four to five days due to solar heating of land areas. In addition, on one or two days in the pre-dawn and morning, thundery showers with gusty winds due to Sumatra squall are likely to come about.

“Southwest Monsoon conditions are forecast to persist in August 2016 with the low level winds blowing mostly from the southeast or southwest,” MSS wrote.

The weather review between 1 and 31 July 2016

MSS had stated that the temperature in the first half of July was recorded ranged between 30.2°C and 36°C. While last two weeks of the month was relatively cooler with the temperature ranging between 28.8°C and 34.7°C.

The low level of wind was blowing predominantly due to the Southwest monsoon which was prevailed over the region.

In July, almost all parts of Singapore received above normal rainfall. The highest rainfall of 426mm (120 percent above average) was recorded over the western part of the island around Tengah. Rainfall was the lowest around Buangkok where 146.6mm (16 percent below average) was recorded.

Rainfall anomaly in July (Source : weather.gov.sg)
Rainfall anomaly in July (Source : weather.gov.sg)