Wet weather to continue in Singapore for rest of October

You might want to keep an umbrella on you as the inter-monsoon period approaches.

Liam Willett

Aspiring cat dad.

Published: 18 October 2022, 3:26 PM

The current wet weather is expected to continue for the rest of October, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) reported on Monday (Oct 17).

Although prevailing Southwest Monsoon conditions are forecast to gradually weaken by the end of October, this also signals the start of the inter-monsoon period, bringing more frequent showers and lightning activity.

Thundery showers are expected on most days of the coming fortnight. There will be thundery showers with gusty winds in the pre-dawn and morning hours on some days in the earlier half of the fortnight, and showers extending to the evening on a few days in the second half.

The MSS said that the overall rainfall for October is expected to be well-above average over most parts of Singapore, with the daily temperature forecast to range between 24 and 33 degrees Celsius. 

Although showers are expected on most days, the daily maximum temperature could still reach a high of around 34 degrees Celsius on a few days. In addition, the wet weather may bring daily temperatures of between 23 and 32 degrees Celsius on a few days.

The first half of October saw thundery showers fall over Singapore on a few nights. On Oct 5, a daily total rainfall of 138.1mm was recorded at Pasir Panjang, the highest rainfall recorded in a day in the first half of October.

The frequent wet weather also brought cloudy and cool conditions on most days, with 11 days with a maximum temperature below 33 degrees Celsius.

The lowest recorded temperature was in Jurong at 21.9 degrees Celsius during showers on Oct 12.

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