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Singapore weather

Singapore has a hot, wet and humid climate, typical of south-east Asia; this tropical climate is consistent throughout the year. Average temperatures do not drop below 30 °C all year round, but despite the temperature, the average monthly rainfall can be as much as 287 mm.

Singapore weather averages and climate information

Singapore has a very wet climate with significant rainfall in every month of the year; the wettest months being November to January. The high rainfall totals in these months are also associated with frequent thunderstorms and high humidity.

Average daily max (°C)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
30.5 31.6 32.0 32.3 32.3 31.9 31.4 31.4 31.6 31.7 31.3 30.5 31.5
Average relative humidity (%)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
85 83 84 84 83 82 82 82 82 83 85 86 83
Average rainfall (mm)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
246 108 184 175 160 126 150 148 125 170 243 287
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 5
Average wind speed (mph)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
5.8 6.3 4.5 3.3 3.6 4.4 5.2 5.4 4.7 3.5 3.0 4.3 4.5

 

When is the best time to visit Singapore?

The best time to visit Singapore is from June through to September when the humidity levels are at their lowest and the days offer longer hours of sunshine.

Spring

If you are visiting Singapore in the spring then you can expect the hottest temperatures, with averages reaching 32 °C in April and March. Visitors to Singapore in the spring can also enjoy between 7 to 9 hours of sunshine.

Rainfall in Singapore in the spring is guaranteed, with as much as 184 mm expected in March dropping to 160 mm by late spring.

Summer

Singapore sees the least of its rainfall in the summer months, with as little as 126 mm expected in June. June to August are the least humid months though still a muggy 82%.

Visitors to Singapore in the summer can enjoy around 6 hours of daily sunshine and temperatures around 31 °C.

Autumn

The amount of rainfall in Singapore in the autumn rises month on month. The anticipated monthly rainfall starts from 125 mm in September, rises to 170 mm in October and sharply again to 243 mm in November.

By November, the average humidity levels in Singapore will have also increased to 85%. If you are visiting Singapore in the autumn, you can expect fewer hours of daily sunshine, with an average of 5 hours a day.

Winter

Singapore sees substantial rainfall in the winter months, with as much as 287 mm during December.

December offers the least amount of daily sunshine, with as little as 4 hours. This increases to 5 hours in January but picks up again to 6 hours by the end of February.

December is the most humid month of the year, with an average humidity level of 86%. February is the breeziest month, with an average wind speed of 6.3 mph. Despite the wind and the rain, temperatures will still remain around 30 °C throughout the winter.

Singapore tourist information

Singapore is the only sovereign state which is also an island country in the world. Famous for its rich historical heritage, this country is home to around 5.4 million people.

If you time your journey right you can take in one of the many festivals which Singapore hosts throughout the year. Dragon boat crews from all over the world head to Singapore for the annual Dragon Boat Festival which is held in Bedok Reservoir. Another interesting festival is the Hungry Ghost Festival which takes place every year in August as the Chinese in Singapore pay their respects to the dead. There are grand feasts, puppet shows and opera performances.

The country has many popular sports, from football and basketball to cricket and swimming, plus many more activities. Sports are not just land-based, water sports are all the rage too, like water skiing and scuba diving.

Visiting the theme park Universal Studios is a must when in Singapore, and not just for the children. If you are looking for something a little more relaxing then take a stroll around Singapore Botanical Gardens, which were founded more than 150 years ago. Singapore Zoo has been dubbed the world's best rainforest zoo and contains monkeys, elephants and tigers among others.

 

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