Hot afternoons, lower than average rainfall expected in July

Hot afternoons, lower than average rainfall expected in July
PHOTO: The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - The first half of July will see several warm days with temperatures reaching up to 34 degrees Celcius in the afternoon, said the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) in a statement on Wednesday.

Short-duration thundery showers in the late morning and early afternoon are also likely on three to five days, while thundery showers with gusty winds due to Sumatra squalls are expected on one or two days in the morning.

Slightly hazy conditions are also expected in the early morning of a few days.

MSS said that Southwest Monsoon conditions, with low level winds blowing predominantly from the southeast or south-southwest, would prevail this month.

The agency added that based on long-term statistics, July has the lowest average monthly rainfall in the year, and that rainfall in the first two weeks of July 2015 is likely to be below normal.

In the last month, dry and warm conditions were experienced on most days, and most parts of Singapore received below-average rainfall.

The western part of Singapore, around Jurong, received the highest rainfall in June 2015, whereas rainfall was lowest over the central and eastern parts of Singapore around Whampoa and Marine Parade.

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