Seasons in Singapore

Hello! Today we gonna tell you about climate in Singapore. This country is situated in 136 km north from the equator, and therefore, it is hot and stuffy all year long. This is not surprising, because the climate of the country refers to the monsoon tropical type. The temperature constantly keeps at a level of + 30-32 °C (86-90 °F), only on the hills it could "cool down" to +22 °C (72 °F). And also, here it’s damn hot often! And still here it is always very humid - rarely when the moisture level is less than 75%.

It rains from November to February in Singapore - almost without stopping, there are real downpours here at this season. And from May to July a drought comes. It’s cold in November, December and January. And now let's talk about each season separately.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Singapore

Spring here is warm, and it rains much less often. The average temperature is about + 27 °C (81 °F). The water is warmed up to +30 °C (86 °F). Briefly speaking this is the best time to swim and get a suntan.

Ok, now let's look at each spring month. In March you can enjoy the local nature, without suffering from suffocating heat. Rains are still happen, strong enough, but short. To the end of the month, as a rule, windless weather is established. In April, Singapore looks like Foggy Albion - more than half a month are foggy days. The average air temperature is about +30 °C (86 °F), the water temperature is +33 °C (91 °F). And everything would be fine if it wasn’t frequent thunderstorms. In general, April is ideal for travelling to Singapore. May is similar to April - the heat, fogs, but the rain gets even smaller. They come to the end quickly, and there is no trace from a shower in an hour. The weather is warm and humid, the water is also warm and wet, and tourists are not so many - an ideal option!

The climate of the spring months

(Singapore City)

March
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Water t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 18 days
Precipitation: 216 mm (8.5")
April
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (74 °F)
Water t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 16 days
Precipitation: 187 mm (7.4")
May
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +23.5 °C (75 °F)
Water t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 97 mm (3.8")

Spring holidays

Friday before the first Easter full moon – Good Friday

May 1 – Labour Day/May Day

May (date is different every year) – Vesak Day

Summer in Singapore

The weather in Singapore in summer becomes drier than in other months. The quantity of rains decreases, and the sun heats more strongly. In short, summer, especially in June, is the hottest period of the year. On the other hand it's not so bad: with the summer’s beginning, those desirous to sunbathe on local beaches in the morning are much less than usually, the scorching equatorial sun becomes very cruel.

In July, the average air temperature reaches + 30-34 °C (86-93 °F), which means that only the most persistent tourists can endure. There are practically no rains - precipitation occurs on average 5-6 times a month.

In the last month of summer, the daytime temperature does not always rise to unbearable + 34-35 °C (93-95 °F). Unfortunately, it can’t be guaranteed that it will become cooler - often in August the weather hasn’t the difference from July’s weather. However, the rain becomes more - a heavy rainfall goes about 1 time in 3-4 days. The air is moist and creates very unpleasant conditions in combination with the heat.

The climate of the summer months

(Singapore City)

June
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +23.5 °C (75 °F)
Water t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 64 mm (2.5")
July
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (74 °F)
Water t°: +29.5 °C (85 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 84 mm (3.3")
August
Max average t°: +31 °C (87 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (74 °F)
Water t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 106 mm (4.2")


Summer holidays

August 9 – National Day

Autumn in Singapore

The weather in Singapore in autumn becomes more rainy, which is especially felt in the middle and the end of the autumn, when it rains for a several days. Also from the middle of autumn humidity begins to rise, and many tourists begin to feel discomfort because of this.

The weather in early autumn, in September, still costs very hot - up to +30 °C (86 °F), it rains through the day, almost there is a fog every morning. The water temperature goes down in 1-2 degrees.

Half of the days in October are rainy, and it rains on the afternoon.

Almost all October rains are accompanied by thunderstorms, the air temperature is high - in the daytime it can go up to +30 °C (86 °F).

The temperature in November slightly rises, to +31 °C (88 °F), more than half of the days it rains with thunderstorms.

At the end of autumn, the rainy season begins, so the flow of tourists is noticeably reduced. Experienced tourists advise to plan an autumn visit to the country for September-October, when it's still warm, as in the summer.

The climate of the autumn months

(Singapore City)

September
Max average t°: +31 °C (87 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Water t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 91 mm (3.6")
October
Max average t°: +31 °C (87 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Water t°: +29.5 °C (85 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 124 mm (4.9")
November
Max average t°: +30 °C (87 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Water t°: +29.5 °C (85 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 19 days
Precipitation: 257 mm (10.1")

Autumn holidays

September 10 – Hari Raya Aidilfitri/Hari Raya Puasa

October/November (date is different every year) – Diwali/Deepavali

November 17 – Eid al-Adha/Hari Raya Haji

Winter in Singapore

December is hot and humid month. The air temperature reaches + 30-32 °C (86-88 °F), the water - +29 °C (84 °F).

19-20 days in a month are rainy. Thunderstorms erupt almost an every day about. There is a strong fog often. Interestingly, rains with thunderstorms in the middle of the island go on in the afternoon, and on the beach – in the night.

The weather in January is not much different from December, but the water is getting a little colder, the temperature is on average + 27-28 °C (81-82 °F). The rains begin mostly closer to the evening, the sun shines during the day, but in the morning there is a fog about once in every two to three days.

The number of thunderstorm days becomes less - to five throughout all the month.

The weather in Singapore in February is almost identical to January: wet and hot. On the light time of the day, the average temperature is + 31 °C (88 °F), with the onset of darkness, the thermometer's column drops to + 23.5 °C (75 °F). The average of humidity in February is 82%. It can be a nuisance to the inhabitants of northern countries, so don’t forget the loose and comfortable clothes which made from natural fabrics.

The climate of the winter months

(Singapore City)

December
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +22.5 °C (73 °F)
Water t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 20 days
Precipitation: 307 mm (12.1")
January
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Water t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 17 days
Precipitation: 279 mm (11.0")
February
Max average t°: +31 °C (87 °F)
Min average t°: +22.5 °C (73 °F)
Water t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 146 mm (5.8")

Winter holidays

December 25 – Christmas

January 1 – New year

January/ February (the day is determined by the Chinese calendar) – Chunjie (Spring Festival, Chinese New Year).