Weather and Climate in Singapore
One has to be aware that Singapore is almost located at the equator and due to this reason, the climate is hot and humid throughout the year. There are no seasons as it is the case in Germany, nor there are important changes of the temperature; The average day temperatures are of 28°C - 31°C and 23°C - 27°C at night. It is unbearable to stay over night in a place without air condition and in the mornings, temperatures of 30°C are not rare.
The rain period begins in October/November and ends in February/March, but outside this period it is also posible that single showers appear that cool the air for a short time period. Only seldom the weather forecasts are reliable in Singapore, as it is very difficult to foresee when exactly it is going to rain. Just because in the morning the sun already burns, this does not mean at all that on midday the weather will be still nice.
A further peculiarity is the haze in Singapore, this kind of smog appears in the period from July to October. It is like a haze dome over the island state. The cause of it is the fire clearance of the palm oil fields in Indonesia. Depending on the wind, the transparent fog is stronger or less strong. Myself, I have been from end of March up to beginning of October in Singapore and did not notice anything.
With an air humudity of 85%, having a walk can be quite exhausting, this is the reason why one should always take something to drink with him and to have several short breaks. Consider also that the sun is stronger here and take enough sun protection so that your exploring tours do not result in a sun burn; Around evening, the temperatures get really pleasant and one can still be short-sleeved outside without wearing a coat or a jumper. Also the water temperatures are enjoyable during the whole day, as they are never below 27°C.
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Author: Natascha Nißl; Copyright: Patrick Wagner, www.tourist-guide.biz