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July is going to get hotter, says NEA

It's been a sweltering July so far, and sadly it's only going to get worse.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has said to expect slightly hazy and warmer conditions in the next fortnight.

Temperatures are expected to hit as high as 34 deg C during the day.

In its weather outlook report for July 16 to 31, NEA said: " Periods of consecutive dry days are common during the Southwest Monsoon season. In the next fortnight, Singapore could experience slightly hazy conditions on a few days."

"And with strong daytime heating and drier weather conditions expected in the region, a few warm days with maximum daytime temperature of around 34 deg C can be expected."

But the withering heat doesn't mean you have to stay in doors with the air-conditioning unit on.

Perhaps a swim and a game of mahjong will be just the thing to beat the heat.

Temperatures in Foshan, Guangdong province, hit 35 deg C on Monday. Locals have taken to playing mahjong in a swimming pool to get some relief from the hot weather.

In its weather forecast, NEA also said that short-duration thundery showers can be expected on three to four days in the late mornings and afternoons.

And thundery showers with gusty winds can also be expected on one to two days in the predawn hours and morning. But rainfall for the month is expected to be average. 

Source: NEA

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