It’s The Sumatra Squall

So that’s what’s been hitting us lately – the Sumatra Squall.  I’m not complaining as the air feels so much fresher, but I do hope there are no more dangerous falling tree incidents.  I also noticed the not so common long cloud formations in the sky, which are the line of thunderstorms moving towards Singapore.  Sounds kinda scary and just in time for a wind howling Halloween!

These storms are said to develop overnight in Sumatra and the Straits of Malacca, moving towards Singapore between midnight and daybreak. It’s just been prolonged heavy rain, especially in the mornings, which is not like our usual short spells of convectional rain in the evenings.  I just wonder how Orchard Road will fare this time.

We also have the end of the year Monsoon rains to look forward to.  It’s basically a seasonal wind that lasts a few months and brings the showers.  It’s Singapore’s version of ‘winter’.  Many guidebooks wouldn’t recommend this, but if I were a tourist I would choose this time to come and experience what real rain feels like.   It sure beats the scorching heat of the other months.  In Kerala I hear there are even such things known as Monsoon Holidays where tourists from dry climates chose those very months of downpours for a uniquely soaking wet encounter.

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4 Responses to It’s The Sumatra Squall

  1. lynnette-net says:

    I like the links! Pretty informative! And thank you for the comments on my blog too! THey’re really encouraging!

  2. floramoreno says:

    My husband and I tend to travel during a particular place’s “worst time to visit” because there are always less tourists around! And because I am a sucker for a good rainstorm.

    I’m loving this breezy weather, and I’m looking forward to experiencing the monsoon season here.

    • bookjunkie says:

      My favourite time when in the temperature zone is always Spring or Winter or anytime when it’s really cold! I get too much heat and rain here already and long for snow

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