The past week has been cooling for most Singaporeans. Some businesses have also benefitted from the rainy season.
But not every business is enjoying the cool weather brought about by the rain.
The prolonged rain and overcast skies has affected the supply of vegetables in Singapore and Malaysia.
Supply of the vegetables for one distributor in Malaysia has apparently dropped by 20%. This will mean an increase in prices for vegetables.
In Singapore, the supply of tomatoes, Japanese cucumbers and iceberg lettuce has dropped by about 30%, said Mr Tan Chin Hian from the Singapore Fruit and Vegetable Importers and Exporters Association.
Because of the longer periods of rain in the last week, rainwater has seeped into the vegetables which resulted in rot.
Vegetables in greenhouses have also grown slower because of the lack of sunlight.
According to the National Environment Agency, the rainy weather is expected to ease over the next few days.
But in the mean time, it looks like prices of vegetables will be expected to increase because of the affected supply.
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