SINGAPORE: The current wet weather is expected to continue through the rest of October, with thundery showers expected most days over the next fortnight, the Singapore Meteorological Service said on Monday (October 17).
In its fortnightly outlook, the Met Service said inter-monsoon conditions are expected to last through November.
More showers can be expected over Singapore and the surrounding area, and lightning activity tends to be higher during the inter-monsoon months than during other months of the year.
In the coming fortnight, thundery showers are expected most days, the Met Service said. On some days in the first half of the fortnight, widespread thundery showers with gusty winds can occur between the pre-dawn and morning hours.
In the second half of the fortnight, afternoon thundery showers are expected on most days, with showers extending well into the evening on a few of these days.
Over a few days, widespread moderate to heavy thunderstorms can be expected, due to the large-scale convergence of winds over Singapore and the surrounding region.
“Overall, October rainfall is expected to be well above average in most parts of Singapore,” the Met Service said.
For the rest of the month, the daily temperature on most days is expected to be between 24 and 33 degrees Celsius.
Although showers are expected most days, the daily high temperature could still reach a high of around 34 degrees Celsius within a few days. Additionally, wet weather can bring daily highs of between 23 and 32 degrees Celsius for a few days.
FIRST QUESTION OF OCTOBER
Thundery showers fell on Singapore for a few nights during the first half of October.
A total daily rainfall of 138.1 mm was recorded in Pasir Panjang on the morning of 5 October. the highest rainfall recorded in a day in the first half of October, the Met Service said.
For 11 days in the first half of October, the daily maximum temperature was below 33 degrees Celsius.
Wet weather also brought several days with cool nighttime temperatures. There were nine days with daily low temperatures of 23 degrees Celsius or lower.
The temperature on Jurong Island dropped to 21.9 degrees Celsius during downpours on October 12. This was the lowest daily minimum temperature for the first half of the month.
Much above average rainfall was recorded in Singapore during the first half of October, the Met Service said. The highest anomaly of 318% above average was recorded in the Kent Ridge region, while the anomaly was lowest in Paya Lebar at 19% above average.