SINGAPORE, June 17 (The Straits Times/ANN): There will be little respite from the sweltering heat in the next two weeks, with more warm days and fewer rainy ones expected for the second half of June.
Daily maximum temperatures are expected to hover around 34 deg C, and could reach a high of around 35 deg C on a few days when there is less cloud cover, said the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) on Friday.
Some nights are also expected to be warm and humid, with temperatures at around 29 deg C.
There will also be below-average rainfall compared with the first half of June, though short thundery showers may still happen on some afternoons and in the pre-dawn hours and mornings on a couple of days, said the MSS.
“On the whole, we expect below-average rainfall in the second half of June 2023,” it said.
The highest temperature recorded in the first two weeks of June was 34.7 deg C on Pulau Ubin on June 2.
In an earlier report, an official guide to protect people from hotter weather will be released in the coming weeks as Singapore prepares for warmer temperatures generated by the impending El Nino weather pattern, and climate change.
The Meteorological Service Singapore has said that there is a 70 per cent to 80 per cent chance of an El Nino event occurring in 2023. The global phenomenon brings hotter and drier weather.
In May, Singapore saw its highest recorded temperature of 37 deg C in the last 40 years. Asia has been experiencing blistering heatwaves, with mercury levels hitting record highs in China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
The World Meteorological Organisation has said that there is a 98 per cent chance that at least one of the next five years will be the warmest ever. Such sweltering conditions will have an impact. - The Straits Times/ANN
The Heat Stress Advisory framework will detail how people can plan their activities, what protective actions to take and the type of attire to wear for outdoor activities according to predicted weather conditions, said Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu had announced. - The Straits Times/ANN