While Singapore is technically in the northern hemisphere – which means it’s technically winter in December – our proximity to the equator (only around 130km), means you don’t really get any sense of the four distinct seasons. Instead, the weather is dictated by monsoon systems.
Does Singapore ever get cold?
Temperatures are unlikely to dip below 23º C (74º F) at night; the lowest temperature ever recorded was just over 19º C (66º F). Singapore receives a considerable amount of rainfall – approximately 2340mm annually.
Why is Singapore so cold now?
Dry cold air from the North East blows over the South China Sea and picks up moisture which is why this generally causes heavy rain over Malaysia and Singapore. This year, the wind speed is higher than normal and this allowed the cold air reach Singapore faster before it is fully warmed up.
Why is Singapore getting warmer?
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Singapore is subject to warmer temperatures from climate change but it is also warming at twice the global average rate. The increased warming from greenhouse gases is compounded by our high urban density—of buildings, roads and people—within our 720 sq km of land area.
Why does Singapore only have summer?
The island does not have clear-cut seasons like summer, spring, autumn and winter. The weather is warm and humid all year round. … Due to its geographical location and maritime exposure, Singapore’s climate is characterized by uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity and abundant rainfall.
Is Singapore hotter than India?
But as a general rule of thumb, there is about a 50 degree range of temperature in India. In other words, during winters, temperatures can descend to 10ºC (50ºF). And in the summer, temperatures can climb as high as 40ºC (104ºF). … But overall, Singapore appears to be hotter throughout the entire year than India is.
Does Singapore have snow?
Singapore does not have a winter season, and the coldest months are December, January, and February. The temperatures range from 73 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius) to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). The temperatures are too high for snow formation; therefore, it does not snow in Singapore.
Why is Singapore so rich?
Today, the Singapore economy is one of the most stable in the world, with no foreign debt, high government revenue and a consistently positive surplus. The Singapore economy is mainly driven by exports in electronics manufacturing and machinery, financial services, tourism, and the world’s busiest cargo seaport.