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Postby JR8 » Tue, 07 May 2013 5:11 pm

Can anyone help explain what's up with the weather?

In about 3 days I haven't seen the sun once. Right now it's like night-time, as a result of a look-a-like of The Perfect Storm somewhere towards the middle of the island.

It's way way away from monsoon season, so is there any explanation for this dreadful weather?

Thx

p.s. on the bright side there's nil risk of sun-burn!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 07 May 2013 5:39 pm

Been like this for the past 8 years. :-|

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 07 May 2013 5:43 pm

I keep forgetting when's "Indonesian Haze" season...

Anyway, I did notice that too in Singapore--you seldom see clear skies.

About sun-burn, sometimes cloud cover just diffuses UV rays. There are times when I still have to wear sunglasses even when cloudy because it hurts my eyes still.

There's still a chance for a sunburn--it's significantly reduced but it's still there.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 07 May 2013 6:08 pm

I just saw the sun; one little patch between two major downpours:

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 07 May 2013 6:27 pm

nakatago wrote:I keep forgetting when's "Indonesian Haze" season...

Anyway, I did notice that too in Singapore--you seldom see clear skies.

About sun-burn, sometimes cloud cover just diffuses UV rays. There are times when I still have to wear sunglasses even when cloudy because it hurts my eyes still.

There's still a chance for a sunburn--it's significantly reduced but it's still there.


Haze: Through the summer, and it would peak and re-peak until monsoon broke in the autumn which put out the forest fires.

Yep agree the UV is still there, just reduced a bit, and diffused > but that is not somehow a kind of all-clear to lie out all day. Right now consciously I'm making an allowance for about 30mins a day - in the shade - by the pool, to try and let my skin slowly acclimatise again. I'd love to stay out longer considering the facilities here, but getting fried really isn't going to do me any good at all.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 07 May 2013 8:45 pm

JR8 wrote: but getting fried really isn't going to do me any good at all.


Poached or steamed would be more apt, I think. :wink:

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 07 May 2013 11:25 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I just saw the sun; one little patch between two major downpours:


Really nice pic Z.... love it.... bitch of a storm-front.


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