Singapore experiences coolest day this year at 21.1 degrees Celcius

Singapore experiences coolest day this year at 21.1 degrees Celcius

SINGAPORE - Temperatures in Singapore dipped to 21.1 degrees Celsius on Wednesday night, thanks to 9 hours of continuous rainfall, Shin Min Daily reported.

Some flights which were scheduled to arrive at Changi Airport had to be diverted due to the weather, the Chinese daily said.

The rain started to fall at around 3:30pm on Wednesday, with the heaviest rainfall recorded in central, eastern and northern parts of the island. Temperatures ranged between 21 degrees Celsius to 26 degrees Celsius.

At 10pm last night, a temperature of 21.1 degrees Celsius was recorded in the Bukit Timah area. This is believed to be the lowest temperatures recorded in Singapore this year, the Chinese daily said.

In March, reports stated that temperatures dipped to a low of 22 degrees Celsius.

According to Shin Min, the heaviest rainfall of 135.7mm was recorded at Upper Thomson Road yesterday.

In an advisory released on Wednesday, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said that a monsoon surge is likely to bring exceptionally heavy rainfall to Singapore this month. Flash floods may occur, NEA said.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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