Warm nights, thundery showers in afternoon expected for first half of June

Maximum daily temperatures range between 33 and 34 degrees Celsius.

Fitri Mahad

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Published: 1 June 2023, 5:57 PM

Warm and humid nights are to be expected in the first two weeks of June.

On certain nights, temperatures may stay above 29 degrees celsius over the southern and eastern coastal areas, reported the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) on Thursday (Jun 1).

MSS attributed this to prevailing winds blowing from the southeast or south that bring warm, humid air from the sea.

Daily maximum temperatures are expected to rise to between 33 to 34 degrees in the next two weeks, said MSS.

On days with less cloud cover, the daily maximum temperature could rise up to around 35 degrees celsius.

The warm weather can be expected to continue from June to October, as a result of the climate phenomenon El Niño. The drier and warmer conditions can also cause vegetation fires, resulting in an increased risk of haze.

Short, thundery showers can also be expected on some afternoons for the first two weeks of June, reported MSS. Due to Sumatra squalls, widespread thundery showers and winds can be expected between pre-dawn and morning on a few days.

MSS also reported that low-level winds can be expected to strengthen as the Southwest Monsoon progressively sets in.

The Southwest Monsoon season typically extends into September and is generally a drier season compared to other times of the year, MSS added.

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