- Monsoon Update
(Updated on 14 June 2018)
The Southwest Monsoon condition is expected to set in over Singapore and the surrounding region in the month of June 2018, with the prevailing winds strengthening and blowing predominantly from the southeast or southwest.
The Southwest Monsoon season typically last till September, with the monsoon rain band situating north of the equator, and a drier and warmer conditions over Singapore and the surrounding region. In June 2018, Singapore and the surrounding region can expect dry weather conditions with fewer rain days compared to that in May 2018. With strong solar heating of land areas, Singapore could experience localised short-duration thundery showers mostly in the late morning and early afternoon on some days. In addition, thundery showers with gusty winds due to Sumatra squalls are common during the season, and typically affect the island between the pre-dawn and morning.
Some warm days can be expected during the month where the daily maximum temperature could reach a high of around 35°C. On other days, the daily temperature is forecast to range between 25°C and 34°C.
Based on long-term statistics* at our climate station, the average rainfall for June is 130.7mm, and the average number of days with 0.2mm or more of rainfall is 12 days. The mean daily minimum and maximum temperature for June are 25.4°C and 32°C respectively.
For the latest weather forecast, including heavy rain warnings, please visit our MSS website (www.weather.gov.sg), NEA website (www.nea.gov.sg), download the myENV app., Weather@SG app, weather information hotline at 65427788, through following NEA’s twitter and Facebook via @NEAsg or from radio broadcasts.
*based on 30-yr climatological reference period (1981- 2010)