More warm days expected in first half of April

The daily temperature is forecast to range between 24 degrees Celsius and 34 degrees Celsius on most days.

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Published: 3 April 2023, 1:55 PM

Warm weather and heavy thundery showers can be expected on most days in the coming fortnight as a result of the inter-monsoon period, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) reported on Friday (Mar 31).

During the inter-monsoon period, thunderstorms can at times be heavy and lightning activity tends to be higher in comparison with other months of the year.

The thundery showers could extend into the early evening on a few of these days, when there is strong convergence of winds in the surrounding vicinity.

Sumatra squalls developing in the Strait of Malacca may bring widespread moderate to heavy thundery showers on some days, with occasional gusty winds over Singapore in the pre-dawn hours or mornings.

Overall, the rainfall for the first fortnight of April is expected to be near average over most parts of the island. But, less rainfall can be expected in the second week of April when compared to the first week.

While wet weather can be expected in the coming fortnight, the daily maximum temperature could still reach a high of around 35 degrees Celsius on a few days.

The daily temperature is forecast to range between 24 degrees Celsius and 34 degrees Celsius on most days. The Sumatra squalls may bring cooler daily temperatures of between 23 degrees Celsius and 32 degrees Celsius on a few days.

In March, the Northeast Monsoon conditions prevailed over Singapore and the surrounding region. The prevailing low-level winds blew from the northwest or northeast on most days.

Daily temperatures in March ranged from 21.1 degrees Celsius to 34.9 degrees Celsius. The highest daily maximum temperature of 34.9 degrees Celsius was recorded on Mar 23 at Choa Chu Kang.

Above average rainfall was received across the island in March, with the highest anomaly of 110 per cent above average recorded at Yio Chu Kang.

The anomaly was lowest around Jurong West at 5 per cent above average.

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