What is the best time to visit Singapore?

Singapore is hot and humid throughout the year, making it a year-round destination. However, December to June is the best time to visit Singapore. February to April is the dry season with lesser rainfall and humidity and more sunshine than other times of the year. If looking to visit beaches and Sentosa Island, the best time to visit is between June and August. For the shopaholic, the ideal time to visit Singapore is between July and August, which is when the Great Singapore Sale is organized.

July to September is the wet season in Singapore. Despite being part of the wet season, these months might still be suitable for a visit, as rains are often sporadic and don't typically last the entire day. Prices might be lower during this period, and there are usually fewer tourists. October to November might see heavier rainfall, but it's still manageable for travelers. However, occasional showers might impact outdoor plans.

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Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 31°/ 24° 12 days
February 31°/ 24° 10 days
March 32°/ 25° 17 days
April 32°/ 25° 20 days
May 32°/ 26° 21 days
June 31°/ 26° 20 days
July 31°/ 25° 15 days
August 31°/ 25° 9 days
September 32°/ 25° 11 days
October 31°/ 25° 25 days
November 31°/ 25° 23 days
December 30°/ 24° 22 days

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High Season (November - January and June - July)

Even though Singapore doesn't have very clear and definable seasons, the peak season tends to be a combination of the holidays and festivals. Perse, the peak season in Singapore is from early November through January and June - July. The cost of accommodation and other touristy things are higher during these months because of the increased influx of travellers from all parts of the world.

You might experience some rain showers during November - December, even though there won't be any significant difference in the weather conditions. July and July again experience greater crowds of tourists owing to the Great Singapore Sale. If travelling during these months, you might experience some eye and throat infection which mainly occurs from the clearing fire in the nearby areas.

Pro-Tip: Make sure to always carry a mask and an umbrella.

Shoulder Season (Mid January - May)

There isn't a shoulder season in Singapore. However, the months from Mid-January through May falls between the two peak seasons, leading to them being considered the Shoulder Season in Singapore. If travelling on a budget, April is a particularly good time to travel to the Lion City as lower crowds and no public holidays lead to cheaper accommodation and travel options.

Pro-Tip: You might experience high heat and humidity in April, so make sure to carry light and airy clothes.

Low Season (August - October)

August to October (except Mid-September) is considered the low season in Singapore as the temperature during this time is slightly higher than in other months. This season is also marked by the arrival of the Southwest Monsoon though it is much less severe than its Northeast counterpart. Mid-September sees a high influx of tourists for a brief period due to the popular Singapore Grand Prix.

Singapore in January

During January, Singapore is engulfed in rains due to the Northeast monsoon season. However, it is the last month of monsoon, paving the way for lighter rains. While the days are mostly cloudy or rainy, there is still a decent possibility of sunshine during the day. This month witnesses the St Jerome's Laneway Festival, a musical festival held at Gardens by the Bay, celebrating indie acts from across the world. The weeks leading up to the Chinese New Year make it perfect for shopping.
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Singapore in February

The climate in Singapore in February is quite constant as that of the rest of the year, with the temperature hovering between 24 degrees Celsius and 32 degrees Celsius. There is a lot of colour and frenzy in Singapore in February due to the three main festivals of the year - Chinese New Year celebrations, the Chingay Parade, and Thaipusam. Though this means more crowd and higher prices, it is one of the best times to discover Singapore's spark.
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Singapore in March

Singapore in March is probably one of the sunniest periods for the city-state, marking the end of the northeast monsoons and the onset of the dry season. It's the perfect time for sightseeing and hiking. Singapore International Jazz Festival is held in March at the Marina Bay Sands, which is a three-day extravaganza delivering jazz talent from around the world.
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Singapore in April

April is considered one of the best times to visit Singapore. The weather is pleasant, with lots of sunshine and no rain, making it perfect for those looking to hit the beach, just to laze or to engage in some thrilling watersports. Festivals like the Affordable Art Fair and the World Gourmet Summit amplify the appeal of visiting Singapore in April.
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Singapore in May

May is the driest and hottest month in Singapore. Make sure to carry sunscreen, sunglasses and hats if visiting Singapore in May. Vesak Day, a very important Buddhist festival, is observed in this month, granting a glimpse into Singapore's Buddhist community and culture. 
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Singapore in June

Singapore experience pleasant weather in June, with a decent bit of sunshine and less chances of rainfall. Due to these factors, there is a large influx of tourists in Singapore in June. Additionally, famous festivals like The Great Singapore Sale and the Dragon Boat Festival take place during this month. One can also attend the Singapore International Arts Festival, a two-week-long exhibition for artphiles and culture enthusiasts.
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Singapore in July

Like the rest of the year, even in July, Singapore has a warm, tropical climate and is humid through the day. It is the onset of the Southwest-Monsoon period and thus, one can experience random days of rainfall. The Great Singapore Sale and Singapore Food Festival occur during this month, making for a memorable trip to the Lion City.
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Singapore in August

Singapore in August experiences greater rainfall than the preceding months, making for some windy weather. The climate is hot and humid, as is the weather in Singapore throughout the year. There are many festivals celebrated in August, including Singapore National Day (one of the grandest festivals of the country), the Hungry Ghost Festival (celebrated to satiate the spirits who are believed to come back to the land of the living) and the Beerfest Asia (Asia's biggest beer event with more than 500 brews on offer) . Early August also witnesses the end of the Great Singapore Sale.
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Singapore in September

The weather in September is hot and humid, consistent with the weather that Singapore experiences throughout the year. The much-awaited Grand Prix Singapore happens this month, drawing scores of tourists and inducing great levels of excitement. The beautiful Lantern Festival lights up the night sky of Singapore, while the nine-days of Navratri splash colours of joy and dancing across Little India.
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Singapore in October

October brings a slightly cooler temperature to Singapore, making the city-state much more pleasant and enjoyable. As it is the pre-northeast monsoon season, expect a lot of sudden showers, though they don't last long. The relatively cooler weather in Singapore in October makes it perfect for day trips and excursions.
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Singapore in November

Being one of the wettest months, Singapore in November is perfect to visit the many museums and art galleries of the city-state. It is also the month of Deepavali - the Indian festival celebrating Lord Ram's victory over the demon king Ravana (though it sometimes falls in October) and Thimithi festival (the Hindu fire-walking ceremony held at Sri Mariamman Temple). 
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Singapore in December

Despite being the wettest month, Singapore in December is beautiful, with air of celebration in the air due to Christmas and New Years, with multiple carnivals decorating the streets of the city-state. Due to the rains, the weather is quite cool during December. It is also the month of ZoukOut - Singapore's biggest outdoor dance party held at Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island.
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Gardens by the Bay, located Adjacent to the Marina Reservoir

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