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.

Why?

1. El Nino

 What 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:

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