Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) is forecasting that Singapore and the surrounding region can expect a drier and warmer than usual Southwest Monsoon season (June – September/early October) this year. This is partly due to the prevailing moderate El Niño conditions in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, which are likely to further develop in the months ahead.
With fewer rain days experienced this month, the total rainfall for June 2015 (as at 25 June 2015) recorded at the Changi climate station is 38% below the long-term average. Warmer days and nights have also been experienced in recent days. The average daily maximum and minimum temperatures for June 2015 (as at 25 June 2015) are 31.9°C and 26.5°C, about 0.6°C and 1.7°C above the long-term average respectively .