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Free phone app to track weather changes in S’pore

SINGAPORE — Before reaching for the umbrella, check your smartphone. A new free phone app that allows users to conveniently check updates on weather conditions in Singapore was launched on Tuesday (March 22).

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SINGAPORE — Before reaching for the umbrella, check your smartphone. A new free phone app that allows users to conveniently check updates on weather conditions in Singapore was launched on Tuesday (March 22).

The iPhone and Android application, Weather@SG, will provide the latest national forecasts, advisories, warnings and other weather-related notices such as heavy rain warnings and hazards. Users can also view the rain areas over the island and up to 240km away from their locations.

The Meteorological Service Singapore, which announced the launch in a statement, said that “timely weather information will become increasingly important” given that there are indications that hotter, drier and wetter weather conditions could become more frequent here.

The app, which may be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Android Play Store, can detect the user’s location and automatically display a two-hour “nowcast” and weather conditions such as temperature, rain amount and wind information. Temperature and rainfall trends for the past 12 hours are also available.

Over the next one or two months, the agency said more warm days with daily maximum temperatures of 33°C to 35°C are to be expected.

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