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Best Time to Visit Singapore in 2024 for Shopping, Cultural Experiences, Nature Walks. Singapore Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Singapore

  • Optimal: February to April (dry season and fewer crowds).
  • For shopping: June and July during the Great Singapore Sale.
  • Other favorable months: November to January and May to June.

Geography facts

  • Location: Southeast Asia, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula.
  • Area: 728.6 km² (including reclaimed land).
  • Borders: None (an island city-state).
  • Landscape: Predominantly urban with greenery, highest natural point is Bukit Timah Hill at 163.63 meters.

Singapore is a vibrant city-state known for its unique blend of cultures, modern skyline, lush gardens, and diverse cuisine. It’s a global hub for finance, shopping, and cultural experiences.

Climate

Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinct seasons, characterized by high humidity and uniform temperatures throughout the year. Rainfall is abundant, with a slight increase during the monsoon seasons from November to January and June to September.

The daily range of reported temperatures (gray bars) and 24-hour highs (red ticks) and lows (blue ticks), placed over the daily average high (faint red line) and low (faint blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. (c) weatherspark.com

Monthly Weather Snapshot

January

  • Temperature: Average high of +30°C (86°F), low of +24°C (75°F).
  • Rainfall: Around 238 mm.
  • Conditions: Warm and wet, frequent showers, especially in the afternoons.
  • Activities: Indoor attractions like Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, and shopping malls are ideal.

February

  • Temperature: Average high of +31°C (88°F), low of +24°C (75°F).
  • Rainfall: Around 165 mm.
  • Conditions: Slightly drier than January, still warm.
  • Activities: Visit Sentosa Island, Universal Studios, and enjoy outdoor events.
Singapore (c) s1.1zoom.me

March

  • Temperature: Average high of +31°C (88°F), low of +24°C (75°F).
  • Rainfall: Around 175 mm.
  • Conditions: Warm and relatively humid.
  • Activities: Explore the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, and River Safari.

April

  • Temperature: Average high of +32°C (90°F), low of +25°C (77°F).
  • Rainfall: Around 166 mm.
  • Conditions: Warm with occasional thunderstorms.
  • Activities: Walk through the Botanic Gardens, visit the National Museum, and enjoy the food scene.

May

  • Temperature: Average high of +32°C (90°F), low of +25°C (77°F).
  • Rainfall: Around 171 mm.
  • Conditions: Warm and humid, frequent showers.
  • Activities: Enjoy the Great Singapore Sale, visit Sentosa’s beaches, and experience Clarke Quay’s nightlife.

June

  • Temperature: Average high of +32°C (90°F), low of +25°C (77°F).
  • Rainfall: Around 163 mm.
  • Conditions: Warm with occasional rain.
  • Activities: Shop during the Great Singapore Sale, visit the ArtScience Museum, and enjoy the Singapore River Cruise.
The hourly reported temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. (c) weatherspark.com

July

  • Temperature: Average high of +31°C (88°F), low of +25°C (77°F).
  • Rainfall: Around 159 mm.
  • Conditions: Warm and slightly less rainy.
  • Activities: Celebrate Singapore Food Festival, explore Little India, and Chinatown.

August

  • Temperature: Average high of +31°C (88°F), low of +25°C (77°F).
  • Rainfall: Around 175 mm.
  • Conditions: Warm and humid, occasional showers.
  • Activities: Enjoy National Day celebrations, visit the Singapore Flyer, and explore Orchard Road.

September

  • Temperature: Average high of +31°C (88°F), low of +25°C (77°F).
  • Rainfall: Around 163 mm.
  • Conditions: Warm and slightly less rainy.
  • Activities: Attend the Mid-Autumn Festival, visit the Night Safari, and walk through the Southern Ridges.
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October

  • Temperature: Average high of +31°C (88°F), low of +25°C (77°F).
  • Rainfall: Around 191 mm.
  • Conditions: Warm with increasing rain.
  • Activities: Explore the Singapore Science Centre, enjoy Halloween events, and visit the River Wonders.

November

  • Temperature: Average high of +31°C (88°F), low of +25°C (77°F).
  • Rainfall: Around 256 mm.
  • Conditions: Warm with frequent showers.
  • Activities: Visit the Singapore Biennale, enjoy the Christmas lights along Orchard Road, and explore Marina Bay.

December

  • Temperature: Average high of +30°C (86°F), low of +24°C (75°F).
  • Rainfall: Around 318 mm.
  • Conditions: Wettest month, frequent rain.
  • Activities: Celebrate Christmas and New Year, enjoy indoor attractions, and explore the city’s holiday markets.

Singapore offers a unique blend of cultural experiences, shopping, and natural attractions. While it is warm and humid year-round, the best time to visit is during the drier months from February to April. The city’s vibrant festivals, world-class attractions, and diverse culinary scene make it a must-visit destination any time of the year.

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