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Thanks to its location near the equator, Singapore has a tropical climate with very high average temperatures throughout the year. The average temperature is 26.7° C. It almost never gets “colder” than 20°C, not even at night. During the day the temperature almost always rises to around 30°C.

The average humidity is 80% on average, but the oppressive heat is softened by an always blowing sea breeze. It rains all year round in short, heavy showers, but most precipitation falls between November and January. On average there is about 2400 mm of precipitation per year. During the southwest monsoon there is less rainfall. During the months of April / May and October / November it can be a storm. Sudden storms, “sumatras”, occur three to four times a month in the period from April to November. It rains and blows very hard and it cools down temporarily.

May to July are the driest months. The sun shines the least in December. Due to its location near the equator, the period from February to October has an average of 12 hours of sunlight.

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Last updated May 2021
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