Record hot temperatures, unusual monsoon surges: 5 takeaways from Singapore’s 2023 climate report

Record hot temperatures, unusual monsoon surges: 5 takeaways from Singapore's 2023 climate report

These occurrences were most frequent in April, May, June, and October, with May recording the highest number of high heat stress days ( 10 days ), followed by October ( eight days ).

In future projections, as outlined in the V3 research, Singapore anticipates a substantial increase in high heat pressure nights, with estimates of 75, 87, and 113 days on average by 2059 under low, modest, and great emissions scenarios, both.

This signifies a two to doubling increase compared to 2023.

By 2099, the occurrence of such blazing times could ascend to between 207 and 326 days on average under the great pollution situation.

Studies have found that rising heat, intense heat and high temperature stress could lead to many negative effects.

A new study by the National University of Singapore ( NUS) found that temperature stress can cause lower reproduction, employee performance and mental capacity.

EXCEPTIONALLY WET FEBRUARY AND MARCH

Next time, Singapore had its sixth worst year since 1980, with a total rainfall of 2, 866.1mm, which was 13.1 per cent above the extended- term average.

February was exceptionally wet, with an islandwide average rainfall of 342mm. This was more than double the month’s long- term average of 132.1mm, making it the fourth wettest February on record. March also saw significant rainfall, ranking as the fifth wettest March since 1980.