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Singapore Weather And Best Time To Visit Singapore
Singapore is located just to the north of the equator and thereby has a tropical climate all year round. With the days being sunny, there is no distinction between different seasons here. However, when temperatures rise too high, frequent downpours bring some respite to the weather of Singapore. The temperature ranges between 23-32 degree Celsius with the precipitation ranging between 17-20 cms. Singapore experiences sudden showers all year round and travelers can witness spectacular thunderstorms every once a while. However, the North-Eastern Monsoons between November and January encounter heavy precipitation (28-30 cms).
That said, we suggest you plan your trip according to the festivals you want to experience in this multi-cultural city. The best time to visit Singapore hence will depend on the festivals and any special event you have your eye on. However, the summer months from March to June are nice, bright and sunny.
Summer (July to September)
While tourists flock to Singapore round the year, the festive season is probably the best time to be here. With the Great Singapore Sale spread across two months during this period and the Singapore Food Festival in the month of July, this will surely be a trip to remember with food and fashion at its best. You might face showers due to the Southwest Monsoon during this time but it is less severe than the Northwest Monsoons.
National Day is celebrated with great pomp and show on 9th August is followed by the Hari Raya Haji in September. The mid-autumn Lantern Festival is celebrated in October when the moon is at its brightest. China town comes alive with dragon dances in night markets, traditional percussion performances and a plethora of traditional moon cakes and other food items. To give it competition, Little India celebrates Deepavali, the festival of lights with equal vigor. The place will definitely be a sight to behold during this time.
Winter and Monsoon (November to February)
While temperatures remain constant for the most part of the year, frequent rainfalls due to the north-eastern winds make this the rainy as well as relatively cooler period. Do carry an umbrella and have an alternative indoor plan for your trip as rains during this time can last for long durations, especially between November and January.
During this period, you can enjoy the ZoukOut Festival at Sentosa, New Year and Thaipusam. While Zoukout is a dance and music festival, Thaipusam is a Hindu festival in the honor of Lord Subramaniam.
Spring and Summer (March to June)
This happens to be the most pleasant time to visit Singapore. With bright sunny days and relatively lesser heat, plenty of activities become available for you to explore.
The biggest festival during this period is the Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year where festivities are spread over a week. Another important festival is Vesak in the month of May where Buddhists celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha with chanting, candlelight processions and they also opt to do good deeds. June end would also celebrate the Islamic festival of Ramadaan called Hari Raya Puasa in this region.