Singapore Storm Clouds
August 22, 2004
On a hot day at the Sentosa Beach in Singapore this past May, I noticed the development of intriguing looking cumulonimbus clouds. This particular cloud was in the mature stage -- it's anvil top was almost directly overhead and nearly spanned the entire sky. Singapore lies just north of the Equator, and experiences a bimodal rainfall pattern -- two distinct wet seasons. During these periods, storm clouds producing brief but intense rains can occur just about every day.