Although the pandemic is still ongoing and it is still safe to remain at home but if you are planning your next trip to Singapore, this article can benefit you in determining the ideal time to travel.
Singapore is hot and humid all year, making it pleasant to come no matter what you have planned. If you’ve already got some experience then you know it’s a good idea to keep a small, portable umbrella in your bag at all times for those unexpected tropical downpours, especially during the rainy season.
If you still need a guide, here is an up-to-date seasonal list.
The Northeast Monsoon is still active in Singapore, making January one of the coldest months but there’s no need to bring your winter woolies because the temperature will rarely drop below 24°C.
Highlights: St Jerome’s Laneway Festival; Art Stage Singapore; Singapore Fringe Festival; Pongal (Harvest Festival)
By this time, the Northeast Monsoon should have passed through, allowing the weather in Singapore to improve. February is the start of greater things to come, a little hotter and drier than the previous month, and a top pick for when to visit Singapore.
Highlights: Chinese New Year; Chingay; Thaipusam; River Hongbao; Chingay Parade
Singapore receives more sunshine in March than average. It’s the second warmest month in Singapore, after February, and a wonderful time to visit some of the country’s best outdoor attractions, such as Gardens by the Bay or Clarke Quay, where you can enjoy drinks.
Highlights: Singapore Design Week; Disney on Ice; Boutique Fairs; World Gourmet Summit
The scorching weather persists in April. Although rainfall is slightly lower than in March, there are fewer bright days in April due to the increased frequency of rains.
Highlights: 2XU Compression Run; HSBC Women’s World Championship
It’s the quietest month of the year, leading up to the height of the “summer” heat. The onset of the fire season in neighboring Sumatra brings the biggest change in weather and it is also the hectic school holidays.
Highlights: Vesak Day; Hari Raya Aidilfitri; Singapore International Festival of Arts
Sumatra’s fires, like those in May, can leave a persistent haze over Singapore. Despite the unfavorable weather, June is one of the most popular months to visit Singapore.
Highlights: Great Singapore Sale; Dragon Boat Festival; Hari Raya Puasa.
The dry months continue, the haze from Sumatra is still a concern in Singapore, and the school holidays are ongoing.
Highlights: Singapore Food Festival; Pink Dot; Great Singapore Sale continues and Hari Raya Haji
The school holidays have ended, and long periods of rain are unlikely.
Highlights: Singapore National Day; Hungry Ghost Festival; Singapore Night Festival; World Gourmet Summit
Surprisingly, the Southwest Monsoon gives way to increased heat and humidity. In Singapore, September is somewhat drier than August. It is a great month to visit Singapore because the smoke from Sumatra has finally dissipated.
Highlights: Formula One Grand Prix; Mid-Autumn Festival; Navarathiri.
The average temperature in Singapore remains relatively constant, but thanks to a cool wind from the straits, afternoons can be slightly more bearable than during the “summer” months. Thunderstorms are anticipated in the afternoon, and they can be fairly heavy and unpleasant.
Highlights: Thimithi – Hindu festival
The wet monsoon season has begun and it’s far from the best time to visit. Showers will be strong in the afternoon and evening. Even if the weather is thankfully cool, you’ll need an umbrella to avoid getting wet.
Highlights: Deepavali; Singapore International Film Festival
The Northeast Monsoon arrives in Singapore for the first time. With an average of 269 mm dropping over 25 days, December is the wettest month of the year.
Highlights: Christmas Wonderland; Singapore Marathon; Marina Bay Singapore Countdown
Have you made up your mind about when you want to go? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.