Temperatures in S’pore drop to 22.7°C at dusk on first day of Hungry Ghost 7th lunar month


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Did you suddenly feel a little chilly on the evening of July 29, 2022, the first day of the Hungry Ghost seventh lunar month?

Well, you weren’t alone.

Temperatures across Singapore dropped a few degrees Celsius at dusk on Friday, exacerbated by heavy rains and high winds in most if not all parts of the island.

Temperatures to rock bottom at dusk

According to the Singapore Meteorological Service, temperatures dropped to 22.9°C just before 7:30 p.m. in Admiralty, located in the northern part of Singapore — the island’s coolest region at the time — to 22.9°C.

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Closer to the central part of the island, temperatures in Ang Mo Kio, while slightly higher, were relatively low at 24.3°C.

Sembawang had had more than 40mm of rain by 7.30pm by this time.

strong wind

There was also a strong wind all over the island.

While more rain fell in the north and Mandai recorded 46.2mm of precipitation, strong winds swept south of Singapore.

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At Pasir Panjang, wind speeds of up to 60.6 km/h were recorded at 5:50 PM.

Videos of the windy conditions were uploaded to social media.

via Cassandra Low

The lowest temperature of 22.7°C was recorded at Admiralty at 6:57 PM.

Start of the ghost month

July 29, 2022 marks the first day of the seventh lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

It’s the start of Hungry Ghost Festival month.

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Those observing the occasion made food offerings and burned incense, candles, and joss paper, also known as paper money, on the first, 15th, and last days of the Spirit Month, which falls on July 29, August 12, and August 26. , respectively.

Top Media Via Cassandra Low & Meteorological Service Singapore


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