Singapore Time, Climate & Weather Guide

3 min read|Last Updated: May 14, 2024|

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Before moving or starting a company in Singapore, understanding the time, climate, and weather are important considerations.

As a country close to the Equator, Singapore has tropical forest climates, thunderstorms, abundant rainfall, and constantly hot and humid conditions. There’s a lot of interesting bits of information about both Singapore’s time zone and its weather which we will share below!

What is Singapore’s Geographical Location & Time Zone?

Time zones are usually determined by their geographical location, but that’s not the case for Singapore. Singapore, according to its location, should be in the UTC+7 time zone, but the Singapore Time is calculated by using the UTC+8 time zone!


The new time zone is beneficial for Singapore because:

  • More major business hubs are in the UTC+8 time zone as compared to the UTC+7 time zone, this includes:
    • Shanghai
    • Beijing
    • Hong Kong
    • Macau, among others
  • UTC+8 time zone is the world’s most populous with 24% of the world’s population living in this time zone, gaining greater access to the world’s largest market by time zone. This is one of the many reasons why investors are choosing Singapore as their place to set up a company.

Temperature & Seasons in Singapore

The temperature in Singapore typically ranges from 23 to 33 degrees Celsius, with day temperatures between 31 to 33 degrees and night temperatures between 23 to 25 degrees.


Singapore does not have the usual 4 seasons-spring, autumn, summer, or winter, but there are distinctive seasons in Singapore which are:

  1. Dry Season-February to August
    • Less rainfall with occasional thunderstorms
    • Temperature seldom exceeds 31 degrees Celsius
  2. Rainy Season-October to November
    • More rainfall with periodic thunderstorms in the afternoon & early evening
    • Temperature is usually 31 degrees Celsius Marks the start of inter-monsoon periods
  3. Monsoon Seasons-June, September & October to November
    • Dry, hot, and humid weather with rainfall occurring in short durations and thunderstorms and strong winds are expected
    • Inter-monsoon periods are between late March and May and between October and November
  4. Windy Season
    • Eastern and southern parts of Singapore are usually the windiest
    • Winds are usually followed by thunderstorms and rainfall & stronger during monsoon periods and lighter during inter-monsoon periods
    • Wind speed of 10ms is the highest during the northeast monsoon period

While these are indicators of the various seasons in Singapore, there have been changes in the months where these seasons are typically happening due to climate change.


Working & Living in Singapore

Singapore’s weather and time zone make it a very liveable destination. If you’re considering working in Singapore, contact us to know the steps to get your Employment Pass! For those who are interested in moving to Singapore or setting up a new company, let us help with your company incorporation process!


Come to our office or get in touch virtually for a consultation on your company incorporation with employment pass, and other corporate services.


When is the best time to visit Singapore?2021-08-21T22:23:19+08:00

The best time to visit Singapore is during the months from December to February. This time around in Singapore is quite festive as the country celebrates Christmas and Chinese New Year. The whole of the city is surrounded by spectacular light-ups and various stalls that sell food, ornaments, pottery, and decorative items. We suggest refraining from coming to Singapore in May and June as the heat and smoke are at their peak during this time. 

Does Singapore have any cold seasons?2021-08-21T22:22:56+08:00

December and January are the coldest months in Singapore, however, Singapore do not have the typical 4 seasons.  

Which parts of Singapore rains the most?2021-08-21T22:22:34+08:00

Northern and western parts of Singapore have the highest rainfalls in the whole nation. 

Is Singapore humid?2021-08-21T22:22:01+08:00

Yes, being very close to the equator, Singapore is humid because it is close to the sea and it rains frequently.

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