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First half of May to be wet and warm, with highs up to 35 deg C and afternoon thundery showers

SINGAPORE – The first half of May – traditionally the second-warmest month of the year after April – is expected to be wet and warm, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said in a media advisory on Tuesday (May 2). Daily temperatures on most days are expected to range between 25 deg C and 34 deg C, with highs up to 35 deg C expected on some days. There will also be thundery showers in the afternoon on some days. On two or three days, widespread thundery showers and gusty windsRead More

Australia to begin evacuating cyclone-hit island resorts

SYDNEY: Emergency services plan to evacuate thousands of people stranded on resort islands with water supplies running low in Australia’s tropical northeast on Thursday (Mar 30), two days after Cyclone Debbie tore through the region. Tens of thousands more people on the mainland remained without power and many regions were cut off by flooding as officials warned that more heavy rainfall was on the way. “The rain is coming, significant rain,” Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Mark Roche told Australian Broadcasting Corp radio. Cyclone Debbie struck on Tuesday, smashing touristRead More

2016 hottest year on record in Singapore, 2017 maybe hotter still

SINGAPORE: This year is set to be the hottest year in Singapore since records started in 1929, said the Meteorological Service on Friday (Dec 30). In a media advisory, the Met Service said the mean annual temperature recorded at the Changi climate station, as of Dec 29, was 28.4°C, exceeding the current record of 28.3°C set in 1997, 1998 and 2015. A “very strong” El Nino caused temperatures to soar in the first half of 2016 and temperatures remained “well above the long-term average for the rest of the year”,Read More