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Expect drier, warmer weather, and possibly haze, in coming months

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It has been a drier and warmer monsoon season so far compared to previous years, and conditions are unlikely to change in the coming months.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Friday (June 26) that this was partly due to the El Nino, a warming of a part of the Pacific ocean which occurs every two to seven years.

So expect less rainfall than usual in the next few months.

During the southwest monsoon season, which lasts from June to September or early October, conditions are generally drier than other months of the year.

But this month has seen less rain than usual – total rainfall for the month as of Thursday (June 25) is 38 per cent below average.

Days and nights have also been warmer in recent days.

*Average daily maximum and minimum figures are as at June 25, 2015.

What can we expect next month? 

Total monthly rainfall is forecast to be 15 to 45 per cent below average.

With the drier and warmer weather, there may be more hotspot activity particularly in fire prone provinces like Sumatra and Kalimantan.

This may increase the chances of smoke haze in Singapore, said NEA.

PUB is urging the community and businesses to conserve water as drier weather and lower rainfall will affect the water levels at our reservoirs.

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