Some rain will sprinkle over S'pore in last 2 weeks of super dry Aug. 2019

A lot of grass have died in the first two weeks of August 2019.

Belmont Lay| August 17, 04:08 AM

The grass in Singapore have all turned brown and dust has been whipped up because not enough rain has fallen to hold them into a muck.

But Singapore can expect some respite from the hot and dry weather in the last two weeks of August 2019.

Last 2 weeks of August 2019 forecast

Here's what the weather in the upcoming fortnight will be like, at a glance, according to the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) on Friday, Aug. 16:

• Thundery showers are expected in the late morning and early afternoon -- on four to five days.

• Breezy conditions expected on some days.

• But dry conditions will persist on most days.

This is due to the occasional strengthening of winds, as dry air from high pressure systems over northern Australia extend to the equatorial region.

Dry spell

The first two weeks of August 2019 have been dry.

The dry spell started since July 31.

Rainfall for August is expected to be "significantly below normal", MSS said.

Last dry spell in 2014

The last recorded dry spell in Singapore lasted 27 days from Feb. 17 to March 15 in 2014.

A dry spell is defined as a period of at least 15 consecutive days with daily total rainfall of less than 1mm.

After that rain-less period, wet weather returned and Singapore saw a mass flowering phenomenon:

August warm all the way

MSS said the rest of August is expected to be warm.

The daily temperature is expected to range between 26°C and 34°C, with highs of around 35°C on a few days.

Minimum temperatures on some nights can be around 28°C.

MSS added that the dry weather is expected to persist in Singapore's surrounding region.

Hot spots with smoke plumes continue to be observed in various parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan.

MSS said: "Depending on the direction of the prevailing winds and location of the fires, Singapore may experience occasional haze."

50/50 haze: