The Best Time to Visit Singapore

The Best Time to Visit Singapore

The English city of Singapore, is located in the southeast of Asia and is an island and a city-state. The small city-state is one of the most visited cities in the world. It’s no wonder with the modern buildings, futuristic super trees in the Gardens by the Bay and the cultural diversity that awaits you in the city. The main landmark of Singapore is the famous “Merlion”. The name derives from the composition of the words “mermaid” and “lion”. Not only as a landmark on the Singapore River but also as the namesake of the Lion City. The Merlion is a visitor magnet and a symbol of the city all in one.

During your trip, you should note that Singapore is known as one of the more expensive holiday destinations in the world.  When is the best time to go to Singapore? Here in this article, you can get all the information you need about the climate and weather of Singapore. With the help of the climate tables, you can quickly see an overview of the different temperatures and rainfall of the island and city-state. In addition, you will get valuable tips for activities on rainy days in Singapore. Are you ready for the Lion City?

When is the Best Time to Visit Singapore?

The best time to visit Singapore is in the months of March, April, May, June, July, August and September. You can expect temperatures with highs of up to 32 degrees Celsius and an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day. The lows are at 24-25 degrees Celsius. You should, therefore, prepare for very hot days in Singapore. With the right clothes, sunscreen and sunglasses that is not a problem. In addition, Singapore is a great destination for the whole year round. In the Irish winter months, you can expect the northeast monsoon, which brings a lot of rain, but you can also at this time you can have a wonderful holiday in Singapore. The temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius and are still very high. With only 4 hours of sunshine per day, you can expect cloudier days than in the summer months.  But the prices drop and you do have the chance to get a few bargains. If you have an umbrella with you, you can survive the short rain showers as well. If it rains a day longer, I’ve put together a few activities below, which are fun even in rainy weather. If you want to swim in the sea, you’re in luck – because you can swim in Singapore all year round. Due to the hot average temperatures, the seawater stays at a steady 27 degrees Celsius. It’s not a real refreshment, but swimming among the waves is still fun.

 

 

The Best Time to Visit Singapore at a Glance:

  • The Best Time: March-September
  • Another Suitable Time: October-January

 

The famous beautiful gardens of Singapore

 

Whats the Climate Like in Singapore?

Singapore has a tropical climate. Due to the proximity to the equator, you can look forward to an average of 29 degrees Celsius throughout the year. There are hardly any temperature fluctuations and there is usually humid and oppressive air. For the exact temperatures in each month you can take a closer look at the following climate table. There are no seasons in Singapore as in Ireland. The seasons can only be distinguished in the rainy and dry season. However, do not be fooled by the word dry season. In Singapore, the climate is rainy throughout the year and even in the drier months, precipitation can average up to 17-18 days per month. This is due to the monsoons. The weather in Singapore is estimated by the northeastern monsoon and shaped the southwest monsoon. The northeast monsoon occurs in the Irish winter months and heralds the begining of the rainy season. It brings a lot of precipitation and thus also a high humidity. The high humidity is often perceived by Europeans as unpleasant. Therefore, it is best to think before your holiday about whether or not you can handle this kind of climate. The southwest monsoon begins in late June and also brings a lot of rain in its luggage. Since during this time there’s not as much precipitation as in the winter months, these months are the most popular travel times. The average hours of sunshine a year are between 4 and 6 hours and a beach day or two on your Singapore holiday is assured.  While sizzling in the sun, you should cool off with the help of cold drinks. Because the adjacent sea is almost as warm as the temperatures – usually around 28-29 degrees Celsius.

Climate Data for Singapore

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in °C 30 31 31 32 32 31 31 31 31 31 31 30
Min. Temperature in °C 23 24 24 24 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 23
Hours of Sunshine Per Day 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 4
Water Temperature in °C 27 27 28 28 28 29 28 28 28 28 28 27
Rainy Days Per Month 19 12 17 19 18 18 18 17 18 19 23 22

What’s the Weather like in Singapore in November, December, January, and February?

The weather in Singapore during the Irish winter months is rainy and warm. The rainy season has begun and the months with the most rainfall await you. If you have packed your umbrella and your welly boots, you can have a wonderful time in the months of November, December and January in Singapore. Due to the northeast monsoon, you will experience short and violent thunderstorms in these months. Especially in the rainy season, the humidity can rise up to 100%.  This can become humid and unpleasant. During this time, however, it is also possible that the temperatures drop to 25 degrees Celsius. This is a welcome change from the otherwise prevailing 30 degrees Celsius. The prices in the Irish winter months are cheaper than in the main travel time. The heavy showers usually happen in the afternoons and evenings, which essentially means: Start your holidays early in the morning, then, if you’re lucky, you can escape the rain. The end of January is the Chinese New Year which puts the city in a state of celebration. An incredible experience that belongs to every bucket list. From December to January you can experience a Christmas market of a different kind. At just under 30 degrees you can expect mulled wine stands and festively decorated stalls. In the adjoining Ice Palace, you can have a snowball fight or make your rounds on the ice rink. The Christmas market takes place at Gardens by the Bay.

View of the river in singapore

 

 

Weather in Singapore during the Rainy Season an Overview:

  • November: 31°C, 4h of Sunshine, 23 Rainy Days, 86% Humidity
  • December: 30°C, 4h of Sunshine, 22 Rainy Days, 87% Humidity
  • January: 30°C, 6h of Sunshine, 19 Rainy Days, 83% Humidity
  • February: 31°C, 7h of Sunshine, 12 Rainy Days, 82% Humidity

Whats the Weather Like in Singapore in March, April and May?

During the months of March, April and May less rainfall than in the rest of the year falls in Singapore. Hot temperatures up to 32 degrees Celsius and up to 6 hours of sunshine await you. This makes it the perfect time for a beach holiday in Singapore. March, April and May are the only months in which no monsoons hit the Lion City. Nevertheless, you do have to reckon with one or the other showers, because there is no sun guarantee for Singapore.  Humidity improves in the months of March, April and May, but is still mostly around 80-85%. From late April to early May, the ” Singapore Festival of Arts” takes place.  If you are interested in the theatre and music, you can get some first impressions of Singaporean art and culture here.

 

 

Weather in Singapore during the Dry Season:

  • March: 31°C, 6h of Sunshine, 17 Rainy Days, 83% Humidity
  • April: 32°C, 6h of Sunshine, 19 Rainy Days, 84% Humidity
  • May: 32°C, 6h of Sunshine, 18 Rainy Days, 84% Humidity

 

Cultural Artifacts from Singapore

Whats the Weather like in June, July, August and September?

In the months of June, July, August and September, the climate and thus the weather in Singapore is shaped by the Southeast Monsoon  (or even summer monsoon). This also brings rain showers and winds with it. The result in these months is a high humidity and wet feet. However, since you have to expect rainfall in Singapore in all months of the year, the months of June to September are still the most popular for visiting tourists. With up to 7 hours of sunshine, nothing stands in the way of your sightseeing tour. In June, the world-famous Dragon Boat Festival will take place. Watch the colourful spectacle, support your favourite team and taste the delights of Singapore. If you are travelling in the island state in August, you can participate in the national holiday. It will take place on the 9th of August and Singaporeans celebrate the history and development of Singapore. This is an experience of a special kind, which makes the month of August an attractive travel month. But that’s not all: bargain hunters paid attention. From June to August the Great Singapore Sale takes place. Shops reduce their prices and you can afford one or the other piece of jewellery without looting the entire holiday fund.

 

 

Weather in Singapore during the summer monsoon:

  • June: 31°C, 6h of Sunshine, 18 Rainy Days, 83% Humidity
  • July: 31°C, 6h of Sunshine, 18 Rainy Days, 83% Humidity
  • August: 31°C, 6h Sof Sunshine, 17 Rainy Days, 83% Humidity
  • September: 31°C, 5h of Sunshine, 18 Rainy Days, 83% Humidity

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3 Tips for Activities in Singapore on Rainy Days

When it rains during your holidays it can be pretty annoying. However you should’nt worry too much because I’m going to show you some great activites that you can do in Singapore when the rain hits. You should note that a rainy day in Singapore is not the same as a rainy day in Ireland. In Singapore, there are short heavy showers, while it is raining more frequently in Ireland and does not stop all day long. Below are 3 tips on how to have a meaningful day during the rainy season in Singapore.

Shopping

Go in search of the best bargains and bring back some gifts for your loved ones at home. You can spend hours in Singapore’s shopping malls while the rain falls down outside. The best shopping for the small budget you can find for example is on the Arab Street. There are plenty of nice shops to browse.Since Arab Street is not covered, don’t forget your umbrella. If you are looking for the tastiest food, you can buy some delicacies at Wet Market in China Town.  If you have a bigger shopping budget, you can stroll across Orchard Road and gaze at the countless shop windows.

A Visit to the “National Museum of Singapore”

You want to know the history of Singapore? Then a visit to the National Museum of Singapore is a good idea. As an adult you pay about €9 depending on the exchange rate and spend the whole day in the museum.  As you travel through Singapore’s past, you will discover a variety of ancient artifacts. The permanent exhibitions include, for example, the Old Tree , a photo series on trees in Singapore and the Singapore History Gallery. The History Gallery depicts the history of the city from a Crown Colony to what is now Singapore. There are also changing exhibitions, so it’s best to check out what’s in store. But believe me, once you’ve arrived at the museum, time flies by in no time.

S.E.A. AquariumTM

How about a visit to Singapore Aquarium? The aquarium is one of the largest in the world. You can look forward to 100,000 marine animals from 800 different species. The aquarium is located on Sentosa’s Resorts World Sentosa. Here you can experience an exciting trip on rainy days and dive into the underwater world in the large open-ocean pool.  Sit in front of one of the huge pools and lose yourself in the countless fish that are messing around. An experience for all ages as you wander through the blue spaces and encounter the most incredible animals, such as the screech hammerhead shark or the silver tip shark.  It’s best to come to the aquarium directly at 10:00. If you are one of the few visitors to the morning hour, the atmosphere is even more impressive. The silence and the gracefully moving animals – just indescribable!

an example of the animals at the aquarium

 

My Summary of the Best Times to Visit Singapore

Singapore is a destination that you can travel to all year round and have a great time. However, due to lower humidity and less rainfall, the months of March to September are the best time to travel to Singapore. However, you should note that many visitors come to Singapore at this time and therefore have to reckon with more expensive and fully booked hotels.If you get along well with rain showers, you should think about the rainy season in Singapore to travel. he expensive city is a bit cheaper and the sights are not so crowded. When you visit the beautiful Lion City, it is up to you. Whatever month you choose, one thing I can promise you right now: you will experience an unforgettable journey!