By: Wenting Ang
Hoodie fanatics and sweater enthusiasts, it is time to set your runway and indulge in your winter fashion!
With the islandwide breezy weather thanks to a constant downpour, Singapore sees 23 - 24 degrees Celsius at her lowest, and an approximate of 32 - 33 degrees Celsius at her hottest.
Moving into phase two last Friday, Singaporeans rejoiced with the reopening of their favourite bubble tea outlets, restaurants, and got together with four other friends to catch up on each other. Mother Nature instead, urged us to stay-home-stay-safe with her daily thunderstorms that seemed to dampen plans mad in anticipation of the loosened restrictions.
With the sun staying hidden behind the clouds, outdoor activities such as trips to nature parks and walks around the neighbourhood parks seemed ideal. However, do so at your own risk! Should Mother Nature disagrees with your plans, be ready to get stuck in thundery showers.
According to the National Environment Agency, we are going to get wet, wetter, wettest over the next few days with thundery showers forecasted for the weekend.
For those looking to make outdoor plans, following NEAsg on twitter will help with your plans. Tweeting every morning with updates on daily weather, stay up to date with where to avoid and decide the appropriate outfit for the day before stepping out of the house.
Heavy rain warning - Moderate to heavy thundery showers with gusty wind are expected over southern western and central areas of Singapore between 7.25am and 8.00am. PUB says flash floods may occur in the event of heavy rain.— NEA (@NEAsg) June 23, 2020
The wet weather had also wreaked havoc at multiple locations across the island on June 23 as flash floods were observed along PIE, Jurong Town Hall Road, Upper Changi Road, Bedok Road, and more. The heaviest rainfall recorded that day was 108.8mm at Bedok South, which accounted for more than half of Singapore's average monthly rainfall in June.
Furthermore, with the onset of the Southwest Monsoon season that had started in late-May, Singapore can expect short-duration thundery showers mostly in the late morning and afternoon. The average rainfall in Singapore for June, July, and August are 130.7mm, 154.4mm, and 148.9mm, and the monsoon season is expected to persist until September or early October.
For any update regarding the Southwest Monsoon season, the Meteorological Service Singapore’s website’s monsoon update page will be a great resource.
With unpredictable weather ahead, we suggest staying home and enjoying the aircon weather instead of out fighting downpours and possible floods. Stunt your winter fashion in the comfort and safety of your room and upload those #ootds!
If you really have to be out and about, remember to pack an umbrella, extra masks to replace the wet ones, and even a change of clothes if the forecast indicates a thunderstorm.
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