Thundery showers expected for the rest of October

As compared to the past two weeks, the rest of the month looks set to be wetter and more humid.

Charlotte Chang

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Published: 18 October 2021, 12:05 PM

The second half of October will see wetter weather than the first half, with temperatures possibly reaching 24 to 33 degrees Celsius, said Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) on Oct 15.

While the first half of October saw shorter durations of rainfall, the second half will have heavy showers during late mornings and afternoons on most days, due to the strong daytime heating of land areas.

Those staying in the east and the south can expect more humid weather with minimum nighttime temperatures of up to 28 degrees Celsius, when the southeast winds bring warm, humid air from the surrounding seas.

Widespread thundery showers accompanied with gusty winds can also be expected over Singapore on a few days in the morning, due to Sumatra squalls passing from the Strait of Malacca to the South China Sea, MSS said.

The first half of October was comparatively drier and warmer, the highest recorded temperature hitting 35.5 degrees Celsius at Marina Barrage on Oct 12 and the lowest at 22.3 degrees Celsius at Pasir Panjang on Oct 5.

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