April’s 36.4 degrees C, the highest level in 2024 so far; Torrential rains are expected in the first half of May

SINGAPORE – The mercury reached 36.4 degrees C in Paya Lebar on April 26, the highest temperature Singapore has experienced so far in 2024, according to the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS).

The island is set for a wet start to May, with the MSS forecasting moderate to heavy stormy rain in the late morning and afternoon on most days during the first half of May.

The MSS added that widespread thundery showers with gusty winds could occur some mornings.

People can expect above-average rainfall in most parts of Singapore during this period.

Daily maximum temperatures are likely to range between 33 and 34 degrees C most days, possibly exceeding 35 degrees C on some days when there is less cloud cover.

Intermonsoon weather conditions, characterized by light and variable winds, have been the predominant weather pattern over the past two weeks. There was also heavy rain in many areas of Singapore on April 16, with the highest daily rainfall reaching 95 mm on Pulau Tekong.

The second half of April saw maximum temperatures above 34 degrees C on most days, the MSS noted.

While most areas recorded below-average rainfall in the second half of April, Changi was an exception, with rainfall 31 percent above average.

For the daily weather forecast, visit the MSS website at, the National Environment Agency website at or download the myENV mobile app.