As a tropical island located close to the equator, Singapore has no true seasons. This makes it a perfect destination for travelers all year round. The climate is generally very agreeable, and most days are sunny with bright blue skies. However, as with all tropical islands, sudden thunderstorms occur frequently, sometimes daily, with heavy rain and wind. We suggest just sitting back and watching the impressive spectacle from a safe place, such as a restaurant with a view, while enjoying a meal or drink. Usually, within an hour it's back in the sunshine again!
The average temperature is between 28 and 35 °C (82 °F - 95 °F) with the typically high humidity of a tropical paradise. This can be quite exhausting during midday hours, so try to plan major outdoor activities for the early mornings or late afternoons, and make sure you drink enough water during the day.
Monsoon seasons occur twice a year, but are not as significant as in other Asian countries, and relatively dry. The greatest amount of rainfall takes place from December to early March. During this time, days are cooler and windier. ?
These recent years, Singapore has expressed serious concerned over recurrent haze episodes caused by forest fires in the region. Setting forest on fire is unfortunately still a common practice used to clear land for agricultural purposes. In this context Singapore can be more or less subject to the haze depending of the intensity of the fires, the dryness of the season and the direction of the winds.
The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), is used by the National Environment Agency to give an indication on Singapore’s air quality.
Some personal tips:
- Always carry water with you.
- Use sun protection in the form of sunscreen and a hat, especially for kids.?
- Umbrellas are widely used by locals, as protection from the sun. ?
- In heavy rain, you are better off with open shoes (slippers), shorts and a poncho.?
- Take it easy if it rains heavily for some time. There is plenty to do indoors.
Here is today’s weather forecast. It is updated every hour, and gives you up-to-date information on the weather expected in Singapore for the next five days.