Warm weather conditions to continue in second half of August

Below average rainfall can be expected during this period.

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Published: 17 August 2023, 3:36 PM

The warm weather conditions observed in the initial weeks of August are expected to persist throughout the latter half of the month, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) reported on Wednesday (Aug 16).

The daily maximum temperature is expected to range between 33 and 34 degrees Celsius for the majority of the days. On some days, the daily maximum temperature could reach a high of around 35 degrees Celsius.

Several nights may also be warm — night-time temperatures of around 28 degrees Celsius can be expected particularly over the south-eastern parts of the island.

While lesser rainfall can be expected, short-duration thundery showers may still occur between the late morning and afternoon over parts of the island on some days over the next two weeks.

In the fourth week of August, a dry air mass could influence Singapore and its surrounding region, potentially leading to a few days of fair weather. There could also be instances of widespread thundery showers and gusty winds on one to two mornings due to the Sumatra squalls.

The MSS anticipates below-average rainfall in the latter half of August. The total rainfall is projected to be significantly lower than average across most parts of the island throughout the month.

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