Thundery showers in the second half of June have been a very welcome relief from the heat (although massive downpours earlier in the month gave rise to flash floods across the island), but the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) expects next week to be rather warm and dry.
In other words, it could be time to stuff those brollies back in the storeroom. However, don’t be too quick to whip out your suede or leather shoes, because short showers will still continue to drench Singapore in the late morning and early noon on three to five days this week, according to a statement by the MSS on Monday (July 1).
The agency explained that a line of thunderstorms forming over Sumatra will bring widespread showers and gusty winds in the morning. But the region is likely to experience drier weather next week when the monsoon rain band moves away from the equator.
“The showers in the first week [of July] are forecast to ease, and dry and warm weather are expected in the second week of the month,” it wrote.
Slather on some sunscreen before you head out though, as temperatures could reach a high of 35°C. On most days, the daily temperature is forecast to range between 25°C and 35°C. Pretty standard stuff for the perpetual summer of our tropical island.
“On some nights, minimum night-time temperatures of around 28°C can be expected, especially when the prevailing winds blow from the southeast and bring in warm and humid air from the sea,” MSS added.