The climate of Singapore
The city-state (republic) of Singapore is situated just above the
equator and has a tropical climate. During the night temperatures
hardly ever drop below 24 degrees Celsius. During the day temperatures
hardly ever rise above 36 degrees Celsius. Relatively high humidity
figures in combination with high temperatures makes things feel muggy
and warm. The absence of wind makes things feel even muggier. On most
days wind speeds only reach 1 or 2 Beaufort which makes it even harder
for the human body to cool down through sweating. You will experience
this when you want to practice an outdoor sport during the day. The
best chance of a cooling wind can be found along the waterside; for
instance in the Singapore Marina and along the beaches of Sentosa
Island. During the monsoon period from November till March large
quantities of rain may fall and things may get very muggy. Bear this
in mind when traveling to Singapore and bring loose (cotton)
clothing, waterproof shoes and an umbrella
Life without air conditioning in Singapore is hardly possible. Because
of the air conditioning it is often cool in hotels and malls which
makes the contrast with outside temperatures really big. Bear this in
mind when you stay inside for longer periods of time.
South-east Asia gets hit by cyclones on a regular basis. However,
because of its location cyclones are uncommon in Singapore. Tropical
depressions do occur here which can make it wet and grey for days on
end. Especially during the end of the year the number of dull days and
tropical depressions increase.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate
records. They are an average for Singapore:
Please, note that local deviations may occur.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month.
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