April 2016 is the warmest April since 1929

Singapore, 6 May 2016 – Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) has confirmed that April 2016 is the warmest April on record in Singapore, with a mean monthly temperature of 29.4 degrees Celsius. April 2016 also tied with May 1998 as the second warmest month on record. The warmest ever recorded month since 1929 was March 1998, with a mean monthly temperature of 29.5 Celsius.

2. The record temperatures in April 2016 are a continuation of the very warm conditions experienced this year. The strong El Nino that peaked at the end of 2015 has been a key contributing factor to the high temperatures. Collectively, the first four months of 2016 is the warmest ever January-April period since 2010, and the second warmest after 1998. The temperatures during that period in 2010 and 1998 were also strongly influenced by an El Nino.


3. For the first five days of May 2016, the daily average temperature recorded at the Changi climate station was 29.9 degrees Celsius, which is 1.6 degrees Celsius above the long-term mean for May. The current high temperatures are forecast to ease slightly over the weekend, and are expected to prevail again on a few days in the coming week.

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