When is the best time to go to Singapore?

The best time to visit Singapore is from January to March, and then from May to October. Indeed, the months of April, November, and December are particularly rainy.

Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, the city-state is a true meeting point for travelers. August and December mark the peak tourist season, while July and October are considered high season. When is the best time to visit Singapore to avoid crowds, while still having favorable weather conditions? Opt for the months of January to March, May, June, and September.

In terms of budget, Singapore is an expensive city for the region. To spend as little as possible, March is the ideal month, while in July and August, flight prices soar. Also, be aware of the various events taking place there, as they can quickly drive up accommodation prices. In general, it is advisable to book as early as possible: you will have more choices and may benefit from discounts.

What should you pack in your suitcase for a trip to Singapore? With its hot and humid climate all year round, lightweight cotton clothing is perfect. Since all indoor places are heavily air-conditioned, remember to bring something to cover up. Mosquitoes are also quite common on the island. Therefore, pack clothes that cover your arms and legs for the evening. Finally, good sun protection is essential: sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat or cap.

Annual weather in Singapore

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Singapore for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 86°F
16 to 20 days*
February 88°F
10 to 14 days*
March 90°F
17 to 19 days*
April 90°F
21 to 22 days*
May 85°F to 92°F
19 to 20 days*
June 90°F
15 days
July 88°F
14 to 15 days*
August 88°F
15 to 17 days*
September 90°F
12 to 13 days*
October 90°F
17 to 18 days*
November 88°F
21 to 23 days*
December 88°F
24 to 26 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Singapore by cities

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Climate and Weather in Singapore

The climate of Singapore is equatorial, with abundant rainfall and a constant temperature throughout the year.

Located off the coast of Malaysia and close to the equator, the island enjoys constant temperatures regardless of the season. The highs range between 30 and 33°C (92°F) , while at night, the thermometer shows averages between 26 and 28°C (83°F) . Generally, it is always a bit warmer in the city center compared to the coast, and rain never brings a significant cooling effect to the island.

Like the air temperatures, the temperatures of the South China Sea are ideal, with averages between 28 and 31°C (88°F) .

Singapore's weather is characterized by high humidity levels: between 70% and 80% depending on the period, it is always humid. In the capital, there are on average 178 rainy days per year! However, the country still enjoys a pleasant amount of sunshine.

Singapore: Vue aérienne sur Marina Bay à Singapour

Although rain is present throughout the year, there are two distinct monsoon seasons in Singapore:

  • The northeast monsoon, also known as the winter monsoon, is the most intense. It hits Singapore between October and January, with November and December being the rainiest months with up to 26 days of rain. However, it is important to note that while the showers are intense, they are usually short, and it is very rare for it to rain all day. Therefore, you can enjoy beautiful clear skies if you travel to Singapore during this time of the year.
  • The southwest monsoon, or summer monsoon, brings rain to Singapore in April and until mid-May. The rainfall is significantly less abundant and mostly occurs in the late afternoon and at night, averaging around 20 days.

The climate during the dry seasons in Singapore

From late January to March, and then from May to October, are the driest periods in Singapore, or rather the least humid. As mentioned earlier, rain is still present but much weaker and less frequent. February is the least rainy month of the year.

During these seasons, Singapore is affected by what is known as "Sumatra squalls," which manifest as very intense but also very short thunderstorms.

Temperatures and rainfall in Singapore

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Singapore and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Singapore, Jurong East, Pulau Ubin and Sentosa Island, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Singapore

Find out when Singapore has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Singapore

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September and November. The number of visitors to Singapore is high in: August, October and December.

  • Very low season in Singapore: January, April and November.
  • Low season in Singapore: February, March, May, June, July and September.
  • High season in Singapore: October and December.
  • Peak season in Singapore: August.

Figure: Visitor index for Singapore month by month

Average price for flights to Singapore

A return flight between Melbourne and Singapore is generally cheaper if you go in may ($ 402 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 256 more for your airline ticket to Singapore if you go in december.

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Where to go in Singapore?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Jurong East86°F88°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F90°F90°F88°F88°F
Pulau Ubin86°F88°F90°F90°F92°F90°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F
Sentosa Island86°F88°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F90°F90°F88°F88°F


good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather

About Singapore

What can I do in Singapore?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

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Is this weather information for Singapore reliable?

Climate data for Singapore has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Singapore allows us to determine the average for each month in Singapore, Jurong East, Pulau Ubin and Sentosa Island.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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