Wet weather expected to continue in April

Wet weather expected to continue in April
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However, the Meteorological Service Singapore says some warm days can still be expected
Published: 6:49 PM, April 17, 2017
Updated: 12:09 AM, April 18, 2017

SINGAPORE – Don’t hang up your brollies just yet. The widespread thundery showers and gusty winds that occurred during the first half of April is expected to continue into the second half, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said in a media advisory on Monday (April 17).

Thanks to the prevailing inter-monsoon conditions over Singapore and the surrounding region, moderate to heavy short-duration thundery showers are expected on six to eight days, mostly in the afternoon, with a possibility of extending into the evening on a few days.

Widespread thundery showers are also expected to occur on two or three days, accompanied by gusty winds between pre-dawn and early morning hours.

You can also expect more lightning, as climatologically, lightning activity during the inter-monsoon months is the highest compared to other times of the year, said MSS.

Although about two-third of Singapore received below normal rainfall in the first half of April, the rainfall for the month is forecast to be slightly above normal.

The wet weather is also expected to persist and extend into May, MSS added.

There is a bright side: Some warm days can still be expected, with the daily maximum temperature reaching a high of around 35°C. On most days, the daily temperature range is likely to range between 24°C and 34°C.

The public can get weather updates on the MSS website (, NEA website (, or via the myENV or MSS Weather@SG apps.