Widespread thunderstorms across Singapore to be expected in first half of November

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The end of 2018 is nigh, and you know what that means — intense rain on the reg, our tropical winter of sorts. Inter-monsoon conditions have officially set in over Singapore and the region and its expected to persist into the first fortnight of November.

The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) forecasts the first half of the month to be even wetter than it was for the last fortnight of October. Heavy thundery showers are expected on seven to nine days in the afternoon and it could even extend into the evening. Two or three days will see widespread thunderstorms with gusty winds in the morning due to the passage of Sumatra squalls across Singapore. And of course, frequent lightning activity.

“Based on long-term statistics, November is the second wettest month in the year after December,” MSS wrote in a statement. “Rainfall for the first fortnight of November 2018 is likely to be above normal.”

Temperature-wise, it could range between 22°C and 24°C on days with widespread rainfall. Layer up!

In its analysis of October’s weather conditions, MSS noted that it was a generally wet month, even though it was dry and warm in the first week.

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