Hotter, drier days in Singapore lie ahead in June with temperatures forecast to hit 35 degrees Celsius amid the start of the Southwest Monsoon season.
In a weather advisory on Thursday (1 June), the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said that the Southwest Monsoon, which extends from June to September, is characterised by low level winds that blow predominantly from the southeast or southwest. These conditions set in over Singapore in the second half of May 2017.
In the first fortnight of June, Singapore can expect dry weather conditions on most days. The daily maximum temperature could reach a high of around 35 degrees Celsius, and the daily minimum temperature is expected to be around 26 degrees Celsius. On other days, the daily temperature is forecast to range between 25 and 34 degrees Celsius.
Localised short-duration thundery showers due to strong solar heating of land areas are also expected in the late morning and early afternoon on three or five days. Rainfall for the first fortnight of June 2017 is likely to be below-normal, said MSS.
In May, the highest daily maximum temperature was 35.3 degrees Celsius, recorded in the north-eastern part of Singapore on 17 May.