Weather expected to get slightly cooler in second half of May: Met Service

In a media advisory, the Meteorological Service Singapore said the country is likely to experience brief showers in the next fortnight, occurring in the late morning and afternoon on six to eight days.
Channel NewsAsia 16 May 16;

SINGAPORE: The second half of May will likely be not as warm as the first fortnight of the month, the Meteorological Service Singapore said on Monday (May 16).

In a media advisory, the Met Service said Singapore is likely to experience short-duration showers in the next fortnight, occurring in the late morning and afternoon on six to eight days.

It added that temperatures are not likely to be as high as those seen in the first fortnight of the month, due to the expected occurrence of showers.

"For the rest of May 2016, the daily maximum temperatures are forecast to range between 33°C and 34°C on most days and could reach a high of around 35°C on a few days," it said.

DAILY MEAN TEMPERATURE 1.3°C ABOVE LONG-TERM MEAN FOR MAY

According to the Met Service, the first half of May saw the highest daily temperature ranging between 35°C and 36.1°C, with the highest temperature recorded at Seletar on May 6.

"As of May 15, 2016, the daily mean temperature recorded at the Changi climate station was 29.6°C, which is 1.3°C above the long-term mean for May," it said.

It added that showers on May 11 were particularly heavy, with the highest daily rainfall of 99.8mm recorded.

"About two-thirds of Singapore received above average rainfall in the first fortnight of May 2016," the Met Service said, adding that the highest rainfall was recorded around Bukit Panjang. Rainfall was lowest around Changi.

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Warm conditions expected to ease in second half of May
Today Online 17 May 16;

SINGAPORE — Some respite from the heat is expected over the next two weeks as temperatures are not likely to be as high as they were in the first half of May, said the Metrological Service Singapore (MSS) on Monday (May 16) in its fortnightly forecast.

The daily maximum temperatures are forecast to range between 33°C and 34°C on most days and could reach a high of around 35°C on a few days, as inter-monsoon conditions are expected to prevail.

Short-duration thundery showers are expected mostly in the late morning and afternoon on six to eight days. Thundery showers with gusty winds can be expected in the morning on one or two days. The rainfall for this month is expected to be average.

As of May 15, the daily mean temperature recorded at the Changi climate station was 29.6°C, which is 1.3°C above the long-term mean for May.

Over the past four days, the showers that fell over many parts of the island brought some relief to the warm conditions, and the highest daily maximum temperature ranged between 31.8°C and 34.7°C, said the MSS. The showers on May 11 were “particularly heavy with the highest daily rainfall of 99.8mm recorded”, said the MSS.

Between May 1 and 11, the highest daily maximum temperature ranged between 35°C and 36.1°C. The highest temperature was recorded at Seletar on May 6.

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