Heavy showers hit Singapore on Sunday, ending the 27-day dry spell which started last month.
SINGAPORE: Heavy showers hit Singapore on Sunday, ending the 27-day dry spell which started last month.
The National Environment Agency said in a statement on Sunday that the rains had been blown in from the South China Sea by strong easterly winds, and the showers had been heaviest in the eastern and southern parts of the island.
It was relief for many, and thundery showers are forecast for the next two days in the late morning and afternoon.
The rain will certainly provide relief to the parched earth, which had turned brown during Singapore's record dry spell.
Many people took to social media to post a flood of wet weather images from various parts of the island. One of them was Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, who welcomed the rain on his Facebook page.
The dry spell did bring some lessons, as it has raised awareness about the need for water conservation.
The National Environment Agency said the northeast monsoon's dry phase is expected to transition to the inter-monsoon period in the final week of March -- meaning more rainy weather is expected.