Wet and Warm Conditions to Continue in the Second Half of April 2024

Singapore, 16 April 2024 – The inter-monsoon conditions prevailing over Singapore and the surrounding region are expected to persist through May 2024.

2    In the coming fortnight, the monsoon rain band is forecast to lie close to the equatorial region, bringing more thundery showers to Singapore.  On most days during this period, thundery showers are expected over parts of the island in the afternoon, starting from the late morning on a few days. The thundery showers could be widespread and heavy on some of these days. The total rainfall for the second half of April 2024 is forecast to be above average over most parts of the island.

3    While thundery showers are expected on most days, the second half of April 2024 will still likely be warm. The daily temperature on most days may range between 25 degrees Celsius and 34 degrees Celsius, reaching around 35 degrees Celsius on a few afternoons.

4     For updates of the daily weather forecast, please visit the MSS website (www.weather.gov.sg), NEA website (www.nea.gov.sg), or download the myENV app.


REVIEW OF THE PAST TWO WEEKS (1 – 15 April 2024)

5    Inter-monsoon conditions prevailed over Singapore and the surrounding region in the first half of April 2024. The prevailing winds were generally light and variable in direction.

6    Thundery showers occurred over parts of Singapore mainly in the afternoon on most days in the first half of the month. More showers were registered in the second week of the month. On 13 April 2024, strong solar heating coupled with localised convergence of sea breeze brought moderate to heavy thundery showers over the southern and western parts of Singapore in the late afternoon. The daily total rainfall of 107.6 mm recorded at Jurong Island that day was the highest rainfall recorded for the first half of April 2024.

7    The first two weeks of April 2024 were warm, with nine days registering temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius or higher. Most of these days occurred in the first week of the month. The highest daily maximum temperature of 36.2 degree Celsius was recorded around the Jurong area on 6 April 2024. Rainy weather and cloudy skies brought the highest daily temperature down to 29.2 degrees Celsius on 12 April 2024, the coolest day for the first fortnight of April 2024.

8    About half of the island recorded above average rainfall in the first half of April 2024, with most of the rain falling in the eastern and western parts of Singapore. Ang Mo Kio recorded rainfall of 61 per cent above average, and Clementi recorded rainfall of 41 per cent below average.




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

Average daily maximum temperature: 32.4 °C
Average daily minimum temperature: 25.3 °C
Average monthly temperature: 28.2 °C
Average rainfall: 164.3 mm
Average number of rain days: 15


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

Highest monthly mean daily maximum temperature: 33.9°C (1983)
Lowest monthly mean daily minimum temperature: 23.1 °C (1934)
Highest monthly rainfall ever recorded: 454.9 mm (1900)
Lowest monthly rainfall ever recorded: 16.6 mm (1977)