Singapore only to get hotter: Meteorological Service

SINGAPORE - For those hoping for the recent heat spell to end quickly, the Singapore weather man says luck is not on your side.

The Meteorological Service Singapore has predicted that daily maximum temperatures in the coming weeks may hit 34 deg C, The Straits Times (ST) reported.

The highest temperature recorded for the first 24 days of the month of June was 32.7 deg C - and according to the experts, this is considered cool as compared to the temperatures of corresponding months in previous years.

According to ST, the highest temperature recorded in June was 35 deg C in 1985.

There's a slight respite in the horizon, as rainfall is expected for the next few days. However, the rainfall is not guaranteed to alleviate the heat, said a spokesperson.

The scorching heat could be due to June being a drier month as compared to last year, reported ST.

Data from NTU's weather station revealed that there have been only four days of rain for this month so far, as compared to 15 last year.

The sweltering heat has also sent up the number of patients seeking help from hospitals. Changi General Hospital saw its patient load for heat related cases rise from 14 cases last year to 19 cases this year in the same corresponding period.