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When is the Best Time to Visit Singapore

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If you are planning that dream trip to Singapore, you might be wondering what is the best time to visit Singapore. Although Singapore is generally thought of as a year-round destination, there are slight variations in weather throughout the year.

Today we are going to take a look at the weather in Singapore throughout the year, to help you decide when you should plan a visit to this vibrant city! As Singapore is a relatively small country, these recommendations stand for Singapore as a whole, regardless of where you are staying.

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The average temperature in Singapore throughout the year is a high of 88°F (31°C) and a low of 78°F (25°C), but you will see slight variations in the weather throughout the year especially regarding rain, thunderstorms, and haze.

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Singapore Weather in January

January can be one of the wettest months to visit Singapore unless you are lucky and the Northeast Monsoon ends earlier than expected. If you are visiting in January, we suggest carrying around an umbrella at all times with you!

Singapore is generally hot all year round, but by comparison, January can be slightly cooler than other months in the year. This month generally sees an average temperature of 30°C and about 18 days of rain in the month.

Singapore Weather in February

In February the average temperature is about 31°C, and we see a decrease in rainfall, with an average of 13 days in the month expecting showers. This month sees some of the lowest humidity and the most sunshine, and it may be easier to sleep at night with slightly cooler temperatures.

Singapore Weather in March

The start of spring brings plenty of sunshine to Singapore, and there is a reduction in thunderstorms this month. Temperatures remain about the same as February and expect less wind than you may have seen in the previous two months. This is one of the best times to visit Singapore.

Singapore Weather in April

April in Singapore can be very hot, although the average temperature remains the same at 31°C. Rainfall is about the same as in March, although thunderstorms are quite common. The average rainfall this month is about 165mm spread over approximately 20 days of rain.

Singapore Weather in May

Temperature-wise Singapore remains quite constant at this time of year, but the most noticeable difference in May is the smoke and haze that appears from fires in Sumatra. This can cause throat or eye irritation, so if you do suffer from asthma or respiratory issues, it may be worth packing a face mask or avoiding this time of year.

Singapore Weather in June

June brings the Southwest Monsoon Season. At this time of year, it is normal to have short thirty-minute thunderstorms typically before midday. There is a little less rainfall than in May, but the smoke haze often continues this month. Average maximum temperatures are still around 31°C in June.

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Singapore Weather in July

In July we still see the same average temperatures as in June, but the weather is usually expected to be a little drier. Still, sudden downpours are not uncommon, but they are usually over very quickly. The haze still continues into this month, so take this into account if you have any breathing issues.

Singapore Weather in August

August is very similar weather-wise to July, with an average maximum temperature of 31°C. Even though this is considered one of the drier months, the average rainfall is still 171mm this month, and sudden thunderstorms can be expected in August. Be flexible with your plans throughout your trip to allow you to make the most of the time outdoors when not raining.

Singapore Weather in September

September brings about the end of the Southwest Monsoon season. The month is still hot and humid, with only a little bit less rain. The wind can be quite strong in the mornings in September, and the average temperature remains the same. Singapore buildings are generally well air-conditioned, and so are a great respite from the heat at any time of year.

Singapore Weather in October

During October, Singapore sees a sea breeze that helps cool off the afternoon heat in this time that is considered to be the pre-Northeast Monsoon season. The average high temperature remains at 31°C. Storms now generally occur in the evening, but once again they only last a very short time, although can be quite heavy.

Singapore Weather in November

November is still in the pre-Northeast Monsoon season in Singapore, and you are likely to experience afternoon and evening showers of rain, but once again these won’t last too long. The high heat still remains, with the average high temperature being about 31°C.

Singapore Weather in December

If you are looking to spend Christmas and New Year in Singapore you will see the start of the Northeast Monsoon season. This is Singapore’s coolest month of the year, although not by much with an average temperature of 29°C!

December has the most rainfall of the year, with about 270mm in the month. This causes the highest humidity of the year, so be prepared to spend some time indoors escaping the heat!

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So there you have a rundown of Singapore weather by the month. As you can see, the temperatures in Singapore do not vary drastically throughout the year, so expect hot weather all year round.

So, the best month to visit Singapore is March, but February-March and sometimes even February-April is the best period to visit Singapore.

Rainfall can be expected throughout the year, so make sure you are prepared when packing for your trip with coats and umbrellas.

Singapore is well air-conditioned in its hotels, malls and restaurants, which allow you to have a good rest and break from the relentless heat. Also, don’t forget to bring your camera as this city has a lot of beautiful instagrammable places.

Be flexible with your itinerary or sightseeing in case of unexpected rain or thunderstorms.

We hope this helps you understand a little more about the climate of Singapore and that you will now be able to choose the best time to travel to Singapore to fit your needs!