Less Wet Weather Expected in the First Half of October


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It was a pretty wet September we had.

Sure, most of the flooding in the streets was caused by the tears of residents’ after the government reimposed COVID-19 restrictions, but there were heavy downpours on several days too.

In fact, on 7 Sep, residents in Tengah enjoyed sweater-weather with a low of 22°C.

On other days, Singapore remembered what it was supposed to do and returned to its natural state of burning all inhabitants alive under the sun.

Wet conditions can still be expected in October, but it’ll be a little warmer than the previous month.

Short Thundery Showers Expected in the First Half of October

Like the rainy weather we’ve been having lately? Well, I have some bad news for you.

Rainfall for the first half of October is expected to be below average over parts of the country, according to Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS).

The weather is also expected to be warmer and less wet than in September.

However, short-duration thundery showers are forecast on a few days over some parts of the island between late morning and afternoon in the next two weeks.

So, remember to keep your doggo close to you when you’re curling up with a book, because they certainly don’t like the rumble of thunder.

With the prevailing south-east and south winds bringer warm and humid air from the sea over the land, it might be a little warm and humid in the nights here, with temperatures of around 28°C.

Overall, the daily maximum temperature is predicted to be between 33°C and 34°C on most days in the first half of the month.

Highs of around 35°C on a few days can also be expected, so you might finally be able to proceed with those picnic plans you’ve put off for some time.

There will be, however, thundery showers and gusty winds all over Singapore between pre-dawn and the morning on some days, so remember to grab your umbrella before heading to work or school.

Climate Change Can Bring More Intense Rainfall 

As climate scientists have warned, global warming can not only make it warmer but also create bouts of intense rainfall.

This is due to the fact that a warmer atmosphere can hold more water.


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This is why Sustainability and the Environment Minister Grace Fu encouraged residents to develop a habit of checking the weather forecast before making plans.

“For far too long, Singaporeans have grown used to our weather, as we think the weather doesn’t change very much. But increasingly, we need to build the habit of checking weather forecasts, checking weather advisories to go about our daily lives,” she said.

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