[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Maximum temperatures are expected to keep at between 33°C and 34°C, and could reach a high of around 36°C on a few days, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said, in its fortnightly forecast on Tuesday (March 15).The average monthly temperature for March this year is also likely to similar to that for the warmest March on record (29.5°C in 1998), while rainfall is expected to be “significantly below-normal”, the agency added.
The scorching conditions are because of the continuing El Nino phenomenon — characterised by severely dry weather and high temperatures in this region — and the presence of a dry and warm air mass over the region, said the NEA. Daily maximum temperatures last week was between 34.5°C and 35°C.
Another reason is the occurrence of the equinox, an astronomical event that happens twice a year where the plane of the equator passes through the centre of the sun. Typically happening around March 20 and Sept 22, sunlight hitting the earth when it is around noon is the most intense and contributes to higher daytime temperatures.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here are 3 things that I will do to escape the heat:
1. Stay in an air-conditioned place all day
2. Drink tons of ice water
3. Immerse yourself in water from head to toe
4. Scuba diving![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alright, on a serious note, the main reason of rising temperature has got to with our lifestyle and consumption habits. It is a pretty paradoxical move, to encourage scuba diving because sometimes you have people destroying some corals in the process. My side of the argument is, it’s only after the experience of being underwater, which most people has said it was “magical”, thereafter it prompts them to start adoring and conserving our environment. And they become evangelists and ambassadors of our environment.
Start small. Throw those disposable cutleries out of the window, don’t eat shark fins, use environmentally-sustainable products. Dive more and spread the word:)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]