Singapore to get hotter in 2019.
2018 was actually hit by a weak La Nina phenomenon, which is known for bringing with it cooler temperatures. This means there was no El Nino effect in 2018. Despite not having an El Nino effect, Singapore was still hot.
The hot weather could reach new heights never seen before in 2019. February 2019 was the third warmest February in 90 years, based on the mean monthly temperature — since temperature records began in 1929.
1. El NinoWhat is El Nino and what does it mean? In this animated video, we explain what El Nino is and how it affects weather around the world.
2. Dry conditions and strong solar heating of land areas during the day.
The prevailing dry and stable air mass over Singapore and the surrounding region since mid-February is likely to persist.
How hot?The daily maximum temperature can reach as high as 35°C on a few days. Singapore to experienced 35°C slow roast for first 2 weeks of March 2019.
Are other countries suffering as well?
Not only Singapore, the conditions above have also contributed to hotter weather in Malaysia.
Fires have broken out in southeast Johor on Feb 25 and 26. These caused mild hazy conditions in some parts of Singapore, due to the particulate matter from the fires diffused by the monsoon winds.
Ultraviolet rays that are the cause of sun damage and skin cancer are always present.
How sun exposure damages our skin?
The reality of sun damage invisible to the human eye. Just because you can’t always see sun damage doesn’t mean it isn’t there! These pictures show how sun exposure damages our skin:
Why should we use sunscreen or products with SPF?Top 4 reasons wear sunscreen and using products with SPF is important in this hottest year 2019.
1. Skin cancerSkin cancer rates are on the rise and sun protection has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer.
2. Aging skinIt slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin. It also helps to reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness.
3. Skin toneSun protection will keep your skin tone even. It helps to prevent facial brown spots and skin discolorations.
4. Harmful UV RaysShields from Harmful UV Rays: blocks these harmful rays from penetrating the skin and triggering skin disorders.
If you’re not wearing SPF all day, every day, then who even are you?
When in my routine should I apply sunscreen?Sunscreen should always be the last step in your morning skincare routine. Short on time? Look for makeup with sunscreen benefits.
How to recognise sun damage on facial skin?The face, hands and décolleté are the most exposed areas of the body to UV radiation. Sun-induced skin damage includes premature skin ageing, hyperpigmentation and even skin cancer. It is therefore extremely important to give facial skin specific and consistent protection throughout the year.
- Facial skin requires special attention because it’s different to the skin elsewhere on the body.
- Facial skin is more exposed to the elements than the skin on the rest of the body.