Short showers expected on most days for rest of June: MSS

In the first half of June, the highest daily temperature recorded was 34.6°C, around the Seletar area. On days when there was rain, the lowest daily minimum temperature fell to between 22°C and 23°C.
Channel NewsAsia 16 Jun 16;

SINGAPORE: Expect short thundery showers mostly in the late morning and afternoon on five to seven days in the second half of June, according to the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS).

In a media release on Thursday (Jun 16), MSS said the southwest monsoon conditions that set in during the first half of the month are expected to persist.

Those in Singapore may also experience widespread showers on one to two days, in the predawn hours.

"The rainfall for June is likely to be near average," MSS said, adding that daily maximum temperatures are expected to reach between 32°C and 33°C, and could rise to 34°C on a few days.

In the first half of June, the highest daily temperature recorded was 34.6°C, around the Seletar area. On days when there was rain, the lowest daily minimum temperature fell to between 22°C and 23°C, MSS said.

"As of Jun 15, the mean monthly temperature recorded at the Changi climate station was 28.6°C, slightly warmer than the June long-term mean of 28.3°C," MSS said.

Singapore also saw showers in the late morning and early afternoon on most days in the first fortnight of June, MSS said, with the heaviest rain occurring on Jun 2. MSS added that most parts of Singapore received above average rainfall in the first two weeks of the month.

"The highest rainfall of 222mm (187 per cent above average) was recorded around Seletar. Rainfall was lowest around Sentosa where 46.8mm (31 per cent below average) was recorded," MSS said.

- CNA/dl

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