More Warm Days And Drier Weather For First Half Of July 2022

Singapore, 1 July 2022 The weather for the first half of July 2022 is expected to be warm and drier compared to June 2022. The daily maximum temperature is forecast to range between 33 and 34 degrees Celsius on most days, with highs of around 35 degrees Celsius on a few days. Some warm nights can also be expected with night-time temperatures of about 28 degrees Celsius.

2   The prevailing Southwest Monsoon conditions are expected to persist over Singapore and the surrounding region in the coming fortnight, with the prevailing winds continuing to blow from the southeast or southwest.

3   Fair and warm conditions are expected at the beginning of July 2022. In the first half of the fortnight, Singapore and the surrounding region may experience dry and warm conditions, due to a mass of dry air moving eastward from the Indian Ocean over the equatorial Southeast Asian region. In the latter half of the fortnight, short-duration thundery showers are expected between the late morning and afternoon over parts of the island on several days. On one or two days, the thundery showers could be widespread, and may extend into the early evening. In addition, island-wide thundery showers with occasional gusty winds, due to Sumatra squalls, can be expected in the predawn and morning on one or two days. The rainfall for the first fortnight of July 2022 is forecast to be below average over most parts of the island.

4    Warm conditions are expected on most days in the first half of July 2022, with daily temperatures ranging between 25 and 34 degrees Celsius. The daily maximum temperature could reach a high of around 35 degrees Celsius on a few days. Some nights may also be warm, particularly when the prevailing winds blow from the southeast or south and bring warm and humid air from the sea over the land. Night-time temperatures of around 28 degrees Celsius can be expected on these nights.

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REVIEW (1 – 30 June 2022)

6   In June 2022, Southwest Monsoon conditions prevailed over Singapore and the surrounding region with the prevailing winds blowing mostly from the southeast or southwest.

7   Most of the thundery showers occurred in the afternoon due to strong solar heating of land areas. On 8 June 2022, widespread moderate to heavy thundery showers fell over the island between late afternoon and night. The total rainfall of 121.2mm recorded at Sentosa that day was the highest daily total for June 2022. There were a few nights where moderate to heavy thundery showers fell over the island due to convergence of winds over the region. On 20 June 2022, there were several spells of moderate to heavy thundery showers between the early hours and morning. The highest daily total rainfall from the widespread rain that day was 103.0mm at Kent Ridge.

8   June 2022 was less warm compared to May 2022 due to more rain days. The daily maximum temperature ranged between 32 and 34 degrees Celsius on many days; and exceeded 34 degrees Celsius on a few days. The highest daily maximum temperature of 35.1 degrees Celsius was recorded at Paya Lebar on 8 June 2022.

9   Almost all parts of the island received above average rainfall in June 2022. The highest anomaly of 169% above average was recorded at Simei. The anomaly was lowest at Punggol at 14% below average.




Long-term Statistics for July
(Climatological reference period: 1991 – 2020)

Average daily maximum temperature: 31.4 °C
Average daily minimum temperature: 25.4 °C
Average monthly temperature: 28.2 °C
Average rainfall: 146.6 mm
Average number of rain days: 14


Historical Extremes for July
(Rainfall since 1869 and temperature since 1929)

Highest monthly mean daily maximum temperature: 32.4 °C (1997)
Lowest monthly mean daily minimum temperature: 22.9 °C (1975)
Highest monthly rainfall ever recorded: 527.3 mm (1890)
Lowest monthly rainfall ever recorded: 12.2 mm (2019)