My friends on the East Coast will phone to tell me a storm there is a thunderstorm over there, yet we end up getting nothing. For such a small island, the variation of the weather from one end to the other never ceases to amaze me - or others too!
In the 3 years and 8 mths we have been here we have probably experienced 4 or 5 really big thundery storms, extra loud ones where you can actually feel it within the building. But overall I would say we manage to experience about 8 a year of the 'normal' loud thunder storms.
Today I would put the storm up amongst the top 5. Here are three images of what we could see (or not see!) from our balcony on the 18th level:
It was LOUD, dark, stormy and frightning...... the lightning struck at the same time as the thunder. It was a continous roll of noise and lightning flashes for about 20 minutes. Then it took about another hour of just 'normal thunder and lightning before moving away.
The main variable of Singapores climate is not temperature or air pressure, but rainfall. Singapores climate can be described as tropical climate, with an annual average Temperature around 28°C, with daytime Temperatures of 35°C and more, and minima around 20°C. The area's relative humidity is quite high, and ranges between 70 and 90 percent, the high humidity can make it quite uncomfortable for many.
The Climate of Singapore can be classified as a hot, humid tropical climate!!
Lightweight cotton clothing is advised throughout the year, with an umbrella or raincoat for sudden cloudbursts. No matter where you go, be prepared for high temperatures and humidity.