Just last week, Singaporeans were bracing themselves for a year’s worth of hot weather on our sunny island.
And to be honest, Singaporeans are not really psyched about it.
Fret not, however, for the Sky has heard our prayers.
Thundery Showers For The Next Four Days
On 4 consecutive days this week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the weather forecast predicts afternoon thundery showers.
(Though you’d have to admit that the rain has started since today, which is a Monday)
In other words, the whole week of 25 to 29 March 2019 is projected to be rainy.
Daily temperatures across the next few days range from a high of 34 to a low of 24 degrees Celsius. Good for afternoon naps, if I may add.
Maybe the sky is crying over the new Avengers: Endgame trailer which was released last week.
Whatever it’s crying over doesn’t matter, anyways, because there are two benefits to the rain.
One is, of course, to give us a brief respite from the heat.
The Haze Could Be Back Back
Earlier this month, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said that Singapore may experience a haze smell during that week because of three hotspots in southern Johor.
The National Environmental Agency (NEA) said that this was caused by a fire in southern Johor, 30km to the east of Singapore, which has since been put out.
Two days later, a second hotspot was detected in Johor, about 50km to the east and north-east of Singapore.
The NEA cautions Singaporeans to expect more haze and burning smell if the fires continue.
Which is why rain is a good thing.
Because it gives us a break from the smell of the haze.
Places To Visit This Week
Polytechnics and universities are still on break this week, and I know, you don’t want to waste your break away in your own home.
Here are a few places you can visit, rain or shine.
1. Visit Gardens by the Bay
Yes, this may sound like an “outdoors” type of place, but if you’ve been to Gardens by the Bay before, you’ll know that there are air-conditioned, indoor domes filled with greenery.
Besides that, you may also want to check out the Sakura Matsuri, the cherry blossom festival that they currently have ongoing.
2. Visit the Science Centre Singapore
Learning never stops, so why not spend a rainy day with your family at the Science Centre? They have a bunch of different exhibitions ongoing that will make your visit fun and educational.
3. Visit a Museum
Feeling artsy? Visit the National Gallery or the ArtScience Museum.
Feeling bored? Visit the Singapore Philatelic Museum to look at old stamps, or the National Museum of Singapore to visit themed galleries.
There are plenty of museums to cater to your interests.
4. Visit a trampoline park
Want to get all that energy out of your system? Bounce to your heart’s content at a trampoline park.
Although it may be an unconventional hang out spot, it is a fun way to spend time with your friends and family. A 10-minute jump on a trampoline is equivalent to a 30-minute run. I’m serious, NASA said so.
If you’re not so lucky and stuck at work, remember to bring an umbrella or you might get drenched while going for lunch.
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