The weather is very HOT! and HUMID! Even if you find an air conditioned place to step into, the coolness you feel will only last a few minutes and then you may wilt quicker than a rose! I spent the first four days complaining about the heat and humidity. I just couldn't believe that anyone could actually live in such humid heat.
After the first four days I became acclimated to the heat and humidity and was able to notice things differently. The most impressive thing I noticed was how calm and patient people seemed to be all the time. While sitting by the pool at the hotel I also noticed that the flies were flying exceptionally slow too. Also, this hot and humid weather is wonderful for Orchids! They thrive here.
I had my one and only fainting episode on a visit to Singapore. I of course had not drank enough fluids. Wandering around the Botanical Gardens, I was oblivious to the heat- and within an hour found myself lying on the footpath. I am now almost paranoid about this , and will never have another faint in Singapore.
The heat and humidity are dangerous and debilitating.
It is VERY important to drink as much fluids as possible. Water is best, bottled.Keep one with you at all times. Should you start feeling weak- go immediately to a pharmacy shop, and buy some hydrating solution.
Its also important to wear a sunhat, and use sunscreen. Even if the skies are cloudy, sunburn happens easily. A small folding umbrella is handy to have- for possible showers, or to provide shade from the sun.
Yes, Singapore can get very sunny. Sunny, not in a good way, but in a very uncomfortable way. Imagine going out at lunch time and walking to and from the bus stop. The sun is up, it's shining brightly, it's making you feel like you're in an oven or something. Try waiting for a cab in the afternoon with your nice suit and/or blazer on. Man! Quite a challenge, I'm telling you. A dark coloured umbrella may come in handy. Sunblock, which you can apply before going out, is a must. When the temperature is 33 degrees Celsius, you would rather stay in an airconditioned area to beat the heat.
Being a tropical country, Singapore has a very high humidity and it's not that easy to cope with it if you're not used to this kind of climate. Make sure you always have a bottle of water with you and take everything a bit slowlier than at home. After all you're on holiday and don't need to hurry ;-)
Actually the weather in Singapore is not always hot. It's a tropical island, meaning there're just as much rain as there is sun.
The monsoon seasons happen twice a year. The first is the Northeast Monsoon which occurs from December to early March. The second , the Southeast Monsoon season, which occurs from June to September. The rest of the time -- Sunny. :D
Hope that helps!
Tropical showers come and go quickly and often without any warning.
You may here a clap of thunder perhaps but mostly the skies just open up.
This heavy shower cleared the shops swifltly but it was business as usual as soon as the rain stopped.
Singapore is situated just 2 degrees North of the Equator, so it is always very hot and humid. This is a given, but what I hadn't thought of was the effect it could have on my camera. The heat and humidity were fine once the camera had been given a bit of time to adjust, but I learnt that coming straight from the air conditioning of the hotel, when I first took the camera from its case the lens completely misted up and took a good five minutes or so to clear. So give your camera time to adjust before taking any shots, in fact do this before you plan to take any photos. That way you won't be cursing the misty lens because it made you miss a great photo opportunity!
One day when we were wandering the streets in our shorts and t-shirts, looking for a restaurant, the heavens opened and let rip for at least 20 mins, after a seamingly bright day!!
Not very nice when your hungry, so maybe keep a small umbrella with you...especially as Singapore is practically a tropical rainforest!!