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ASE experts comment on extreme weather events in the Straits Times
Last Friday the strongest wind gusts in eight years hit Singapore, followed by some heavy rain in the western parts of the island. Despite the brief duration of the gusts, they caused substantial damage to several farms in Lim Chu Kang, and even flattened several egg barns. According to the Straits Times, farmers see the need to prevent damage from future extreme weather events through better technology. ASE’s Professor Benjamin Horton and graduate student Ms. Jennifer Walker comment on extreme weather events in the Straits Times, pointing out that heavy rains are expected as we are in the monsoon season, but also that with increasing mean annual temperatures, as we have seen in Singapore in recent years, we may expect more powerful storms.
Read the article in Straits Times here: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/wind-gust-in-fridays-storm-strongest-in-eight-years