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Higher temperatures in Singapore due to climate change and urban heat island effect, say experts

Two people shield themselves from the sun under an umbrella in Clementi. (File photo: CNA/Gaya Chandramohan)
Channel News Asia Online
18 May 2022
Higher Temperatures

Commenting on Singapore experiencing its hottest May day on record earlier this month, SMU Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society Winston Chow said, "The warmer-than-normal temperatures we’ve been seeing are expected as climate change generally increases global temperatures over the past 40 years." He added that there is a strong urban heat island effect from Singapore’s built-up areas, which stores heat during the day and releases it at night.