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Why has it been so hot in S'pore

BAHANG TERASA: Merkuri di Singapura mencecah paras tertinggi baru sepanjang dua bulan lalu. (Foto BH Oleh MARK CHEONG)
Berita Harian
02 Jun 2022
Why so Hot

SMU Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society Winston Chow said increases in temperature are more keenly felt in cities like Singapore due to the urban heat island effect. This occurs when heat is trapped by urban surfaces such as concrete and asphalt, and from waste heat generated by air-conditioning and motor vehicles. This is especially felt at night when heat stored by the built environment during the day is released, added Assoc Prof Chow.