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Wet weather expected to continue for first half of August

Temperatures may dip as low as 23 degrees Celsius on one or two days.

Muhd Zahin Ilmi

Sports enthusiast and expert overthinker.

Published: 2 August 2022, 11:25 AM

Wet weather is expected to continue into the first fortnight of August, the Meteorological Service Agency announced in an advisory on Monday (Aug 1).

This is due to the prevailing Southwest Monsoon conditions that are forecasted to persist over Singapore and the surrounding region with low-level winds blowing from the southeast or southwest.

Short duration thundery showers are expected over some parts of Singapore, particularly between the morning and early afternoon on most days. Widespread moderate to heavy thundery showers are also expected on one or two mornings as a result of large-scale convergence of winds over Singapore and the surrounding region.

Widespread thundery showers with occasional gusty winds are also forecasted to take place on a few mornings due to Sumatra squalls from the Strait of Malacca.

Overall, the total rainfall in the first fortnight of August is expected to be above average over most parts of Singapore.

The daily temperature on most days in the first two weeks of August is expected to range between 24 degrees Celsius and 33 degrees Celsius. Temperatures however may drop as low as 23 degrees Celsius on one or two rainy days.

In the latter half of the fortnight, temperatures are expected to rise to a high of up to 34 degrees Celsius. Warm and humid nights with a minimum night-time temperature of up to 28 degrees Celsius are also expected, especially over the eastern and southern coastal areas of Singapore.

This is a result of the prevailing southwest winds that bring warm and humid air from the surrounding seas.

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