Singapore Weather Guide
Singapore’s climate is fairly uniform – warm and humid all year round. Singapore does not have the traditional 4 seasons, instead it experiences just 2 seasons: wet and dry. The temperature almost never drops below 20 degrees Celsius and usually peaks at 30 degrees during the day. June to August is considered to be the best time to visit, but if a little rain doesn’t bother you, be comforted by the fact most of Singapore is air-conditioned so you can visit all year round and still enjoy beach swims every day.
Season and Clothing
Dry Season: March to August
While it feels like summer all year round, technically the dry season is from March to August. While you can still expect a little summer rain most days, it’s more unlikely during the dry season, as the name suggests. High levels of humidity are something you’ll inevitably battle with in Singapore. It varies from more than 90 percent in the morning and falls to around 60 percent in the mid-afternoon, when it’s not raining. Each year from May to July, it’s time to shop as with the Great Singapore Sale event where retailers offer super-attractive discounts on merchandise. July also sees the Singapore Food Festival where gourmands come to get their authentic Asian cuisine fix.
Average temperatures: 20 -30 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Lightweight pants, singlets, t-shirts, dresses and sandals.
Don’t forget: A hat, SPF+50 sunscreen, swimwear and a trusty umbrella to guard you from the sun.
Wet Season: September to February
Rest assured, when it does pour down in Singapore it’s usually in the mid to late afternoon, but it’s handy to be prepared as sunny mornings usually turn into wet afternoons and vice versa. Singapore has you covered for indoor activities during monsoon weather, so save your shopping malls, galleries and museums for when the humidity is set to break. During September to November, the Singapore Biennale is on celebrating contemporary art bringing artists from all over the world and internationally renowned curators together to put on a large scale art festival for the whole city to enjoy. Perfect timing for end of semester break, the ZoukOut weekend-long, dance music beach party happens in early December.
Average temperatures: 20 – 30 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Lightweight pants, singlets, t-shirts, dresses and sandals (maybe some gumboots) and dancing shoes.
Don’t forget: An umbrella (which doubles for sun protection), plus a good sunscreen and hat.