SINGAPORE: Expect short, thundery showers on five to seven days over the next two weeks. In its fortnightly weather outlook, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said these showers are mainly in the late morning and afternoon.
However, the region is expected to transit into the southwest monsoon season, with low level winds blowing predominantly from the southeast or southwest.
NEA said Singapore could have drier weather conditions from the second week of June, with rainfall for the first fortnight of June expected to be slightly below average.
In May, many parts of Singapore received above average rainfall, mainly due to the occurrence of late morning and afternoon thundery showers. NEA said the highest daily rainfall of 142.8mm fell on May 18 due to a Sumatra squall.
In May, the highest rainfall of 342mm to 400mm, which is 105 to 140 per cent above average, was recorded in the western part of the island around Jurong.
The island saw the lowest rainfall over eastern and southern parts around Pulau Tekong and Sentosa, where 50mm to 108mm was recorded. This is about 35 to 70 per cent below average. - CNA/ac
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