How Is Singapore's Temperaure Affected by Its Latitude?

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To what extent is Singapore’s temperature affected by its latitude? Explain your answer. [15m] The average mean temperature of Singapore is 27.5˚C and the annual temperature range varies a maximum of 30˚C to 32˚C in the daytime, as well as a minimum of 23˚C to 24˚C in the nighttime. Lastly, the daily temperature range varies from 23.9˚C to 32.3˚C. Although there are other factors like cloud cover and wind, I still believe that Singapore’s temperature is still affected by its latitude to a large extent as it is the underlying factor. One of the factors which would affect Singapore’s temperature would be its latitude. Due to the angle of incidence being very little with only 1.3˚ north of the Equator, Singapore is very close to the equator. At the Equator, the incoming solar radiation strikes the Earth at a right angle. Hence the heat from the Sun is concentrated and more intense, and is spread over a small area. Also, at this latitude, the Sun's rays travel a short distance through the atmosphere. Because of the shorter distance travelled, Less heat is lost to the atmosphere, and therefore more of the Sun's rays reach the Earth's surface, eventually increasing the amount if insolation (amount of solar radiation) received. With a higher concentration of heat falling on Singapore, the annual temperature range will definitely be affected and will increase. This also results in the absence of seasons in this country, causing its annual temperature range to be on the high end. Therefore, this shows that Singapore’s latitude will affect its temperature. Another factor which would affect Singapore’s temperature would be the cloud cover in the country. Singapore has a very low cloud cover .When there is low cloud cover during the day, it allows large amounts of solar radiation to reach the Earth’s surface in the day, causing the temperature of the ground to rise

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