With temperatures rising, how can Singapore shape its future developments to keep cool?


Vanessa Lim

Cheryl Lin

Channel NewsAsia
Unidentified businessmen crossing the street on March 7, 2013 in Singapore.

The relentless and punishing heat in July saw Singapore's temperatures soaring above 34 degrees Celsius for 14 days. But while the heat blanketed most of the country, some parts were hotter than others.

Records from the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) show that the eastern parts of Singapore have consistently seen higher temperatures than the rest of the island.


In the first half of the year, eastern areas such as Marine Parade and Changi bore the brunt of the heat compared to other parts of Singapore, according to climate maps from MSS.

Data of historical temperature extremes from MSS also shows that Paya Lebar saw the highest monthly mean temperatures on record for seven months of the year. Four of them were recorded in 2019, the country's hottest year to date. 


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