Warm weather and occasionally intense thunderstorms are expected for the second fortnight of October and will last through November, said the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) on Tuesday (16 October).
However, the rest of October is not expected to be as wet as the first fortnight of the month. Members of the public can expect “localised short-duration thundery showers”, as well as the likelihood of higher lightning activity.
“In the second half of October 2018, the daily temperatures on most days are forecast to range between 25°C and 33°C. Warm conditions with maximum day-time temperatures that could reach a high of around 35oC in the afternoon, can be expected on a few days when there is little or no rainfall,” noted the MSS.
These weather conditions will signal the start of the inter-monsoon period and the end of the Southwest Monsoon season.
Rainfall during the first two weeks of October was above normal across Singapore, with the highest rainfall of 224.0 mm (170 per cent above average) recorded around the Sentosa area. The daily temperature ranged between 22.5°C and 35.6°C.
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