Best Time to Visit Singapore

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Singapore. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Singapore. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Singapore for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 23 °C to 32 °C
Waves Symbol 27 °C to 29 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 5.5111.97 in
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Geographical location

Singapore is both a city and an island state; with an area of only 450 square miles, it is the smallest state in the whole of Southeast Asia. The name Singapore is based on a legend of the Prince’s encounter with a lion and consists of the terms singha (for lion) and pura (for city).

Singapore meets the region’s most important shipping route to the west, the so-called Strait of Malacca, and is connected to the mainland of Malaysia via the Johor-Singapore Causeway, an artificial dam and the Second Link Bridge.

Singapore’s rather flat national territory has its highest peak in the 163-metre-high Bukit Timah Hill. Singapore is one of the ten most visited cities in the world and, despite the high cost of living, continues to experience great tourist growth.

Singapore is a true multicultural country with around 5.7 million inhabitants, the correct name for its inhabitants is Singaporeans. Official languages are Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil. However, English has become the main language and is also taught primarily in schools.

About a third of the population are Buddhists, followed by Christians (about 18%), Muslims (15%) and Daoists (11%).

Climate in Singapore

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' Singapore has a tropical-humid climate with high temperatures all year round. During the course of the year, the daily values range between at least 29 °C (December, January) and around 32 °C (April, May). There are no classical seasons, only the monsoon at the end of the calendar year provides for some cooling and more precipitation.

In general, Singapore has very high humidity and experiences regular tropical showers. However, the rain falls mainly at night or in the early morning, even during the day it is rarely permanently free of clouds. Europeans therefore often find the climate in Singapore oppressive or humid.

On the other hand, the weather rarely stands in the way of an extensive city exploration in Singapore, as the rain showers are just as quickly over as they began and no unpleasant weather extremes are to be expected.

Best Time to Visit Singapore: Overview

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NovemberNov
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When is the best time to travel to Singapore?


Due to the climate conditions described above, Singapore is generally good to visit all year round. One should not hang the precipitation values too high, we have already made fantastic trips to Singapore and used the city not only as a stopover.

The city’s many attractions offer more than enough reason to take Singapore seriously as a completely independent travel destination. Prices for overnight stays are particularly high around Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but also on Chinese New Year’s Day (end of January to mid-February depending on the moon phase) and at Easter.

In any case, the European winter months are less suitable due to the increased precipitation, which is why we can recommend the period from March to October as the best travel season for Singapore. Nevertheless – and I would like to point this out again – we ourselves had very good travel weather in Singapore as early as January.

Climate Chart Singapore

Climate Chart Singapore
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Singapore

In the following, you will find the climate table for Singapore, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature30°31°31°32°32°31°31°31°31°31°31°30°
Night Temperature23°24°24°24°25°25°24°24°24°24°24°23°
Water Temperature27°27°28°28°28°29°28°28°28°28°28°27°
Precipitation (inch)7.86.066.735.556.225.515.715.636.976.579.9211.97
Hours of Sunshine676666665544
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 26.7 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: May (27.5 °C)
Coldest month: December (25.7 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 29 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all months

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 84.65 inch

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): January, September, November, and December
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 36.65 in

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, February is the sunniest month with an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Sights


Singapore is – in a way similar to Dubai – a city that never stands still. New, extraordinary attractions are constantly being added and shape the cityscape with astonishing architecture. First and foremost of course the luxury hotel Marina Bay Sands with its brilliant twin towers and the viewing platform to the marina.

But also the neighbouring Ferris Wheel Singapore Flyer and the laser show in the evening are more than worth a visit. The light spectacle of the new Gardens by the Bay is as popular as the Botanical Garden, a stroll along Orchard Road, a trip to the zoo (including night safari) and Sentosa Island with highlights such as the Universal Film Studios.

More information about the best things to do: Singapore

Popular Activities

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Singapore (Station Somapah Serangoon)
scattered clouds     scattered clouds, 32.4 °C
Clouds: 40 %       Wind: 11 mph ONO
Air Pressure: 1007 hPa       Humidity: 52 %
Last updated: 20th Mar 2019, 10:46 am
The next days …
20th Mar 201921st Mar 201922nd Mar 201923rd Mar 201924th Mar 201925th Mar 2019
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Clouds: 20 %Clouds: 56 %Clouds: 36 %Clouds: 54 %Clouds: 55 %Clouds: 47 %
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Singapore: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 3 reviews for Singapore holiday already. Average rating is 4 of 5 stars.
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    Michael, 66 years old was there in April

    Tropical dream weather, blue sky, wonderful warm evenings, occasionally a short, warm rain shower.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Sophie, 27 years old was there in March

    We spent three days in Singapore in March. The weather was mixed. One day was good (sun and clouds), two days covered with showers during the day. For sightseeing the weather was okay.

    Weather Rating: 3 stars – Mixed

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    Daniel, 34 years old was there in March

    In one week two or three relatively short but heavy showers. Because of the high temperature, however, one did not see anything of it already an hour later.
    One evening the hotel pool in Marina Bay Sands was closed for half an hour due to a few lightning bolts.

    Otherwise always warm and dry.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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