Get set for 34 deg C afternoons this month
PREPARE for more warm days this month - the National Environment Agency has forecast that afternoon temperatures will hit 34 deg C on several days over the next two weeks, due to sunny skies and light wind conditions.
There might also be slight haze on a few days, especially in the early mornings due to the accumulation of particulate matter amid the light wind conditions.
Based on long-term data, April is the warmest month of the year.
The warm weather has prompted people like Denise Chee, 27, to change their habits. The recruitment officer said she will avoid the heat by buying takeaway lunch to eat in the office, instead of going out.
For Grace Lin, a transport industry executive, the air-conditioner at home is now powered up at least twice a week. "I used to sleep with just the fan, but now I turn on the air-con more often," said the 24-year-old.
Eateries, too, are taking measures to keep customers cool.
Skyve Wine Bistro, an eatery in Winstedt Road, has installed more wall fans to cool diners. Said Celine Tan, restaurateur and owner: "The weather has been really hot recently and it does affect some of our guests."
People should also keep an umbrella handy, as Singapore is likely to experience four or five days of short thundery showers in the afternoon, and one or two days of thundery showers in the morning.