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Higher temperatures in Singapore not due to heatwave, say experts

CNA – Although Singapore experienced its hottest May day on record earlier this month, with the mercury hitting 36.7 degrees Celsius at Admiralty, the country is not experiencing a heatwave, said the Meteorological Service Singapore yesterday.

A heatwave occurs when the daily maximum temperature is at least 35 degrees Celsius on three consecutive days, with the daily mean temperature throughout the period being at least 29 degrees Celsius, said the Met Service.

“We are not currently experiencing a heatwave,” said a spokesperson. “We are however expecting the second half of May 2022 to continue to be warm and drier compared to the first half of the month.” The warm weather is not unexpected, experts told CNA, noting that April to May is usually the hottest period of the year.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin