January Weather Averages for Singapore

What's the weather like in Singapore in January

Monsoon season is in full swing at the beginning of the year in Singapore, with an average rainfall of 238 mm for the month of January. The rain falls over an average of 18 days, so you'll want to be prepared for heavy rainfalls that can last for days at a time. Even with the large amounts of rain, you can still find plenty to do indoors.

Temperature

Despite all the rain this part of Asia sees, you'...

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  • Temperature Temperature 26°C 79°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 30°C 86°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 23°C 73°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 238 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 18 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 28°C 82°F

What's the weather like in Singapore in January

Monsoon season is in full swing at the beginning of the year in Singapore, with an average rainfall of 238 mm for the month of January. The rain falls over an average of 18 days, so you'll want to be prepared for heavy rainfalls that can last for days at a time. Even with the large amounts of rain, you can still find plenty to do indoors.

Temperature

Despite all the rain this part of Asia sees, you'll get to enjoy an average daily temperature of 26°C (about 79°F), exceptionally warm, especially compared to much of the Northern Hemisphere this time of year. During the day, the highs jump up to 30°C (around 86°F), so even if you're wet from the rain, at least you'll be warm. The lows only drop down to 23°C (about 73°F).

Along with rain gear, pack your short-sleeved shirts, shorts, and tank tops for the warm afternoons. You'll want a good pair of walking shoes for exploring and a pair of shoes you don't mind getting wet in the rain. It's a good idea to have a spare pair to wear while your other pair is drying.

Sunshine Hours

You can expect six hours of sunshine each day, if the sun manages to peak out in between the rainfall. The chance of a cloudy day on any given day is 80 percent and the chance of rain is 40 percent. If you're lucky you may get some sunny days, or at least some days without rain, during your stay, head to the south coast and the shoreline of the Java Sea. 

Sea Temperature

The average sea temperature this time of the year is 28°C (about 82°F), plenty warm for swimming and trying your hand at water sports.

Singapore Hotels for January

With impeccable service and gorgeous accommodations, the St. Regis Singapore is the perfect hotel for the discerning traveler. Each guest room has a French marble bathroom with freestanding tub, plush bedding, fully-stocked bar, turn-down service and exquisite décor. Hotel amenities include swimming pool, hot tub, spa, jogging path, film rentals and luggage storage. You'll also appreciate the helpful concierge services and children's amenities.

The Oasia Hotel Novena is located right next to the transit station so you can easily get around the city during your January stay. Guests can unwind in the pool and Jacuzzi found on the eighth floor or upgrade for access to the exclusive club lounge, The Living Room. You can choose between Superior, Deluxe or Club Rooms, or treat yourself to additional space and luxury in a suite. All of the rooms come with cable television, internet access and temperature control panels.

One of the city's newest hotels, the Carlton City Hotel Singapore offers convenient access to the business and historical districts. The hotel caters to business travelers with technologically-advanced meeting rooms and plenty of workspace in the guest rooms. If you're traveling for leisure, you'll appreciate the outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and easy access to public transportation. You'll also love the on-site dining options for food, drinks and snacks.

Bars and Restaurants

At the Rabbit Stash, the food looks as amazing as it tastes, with the chefs presenting each dish in a thoughtful and unusual way. The restaurant's main dining room has lots of clean lines and white linens, creating a casual yet classy atmosphere. You can also dine outside on the Astroturf-lined patio and get some fresh air and great views. From Monday through to Friday, you'll enjoy Happy Hour deals on the restaurant's cocktails and wine.

Lau Pa Sat is a one-of-a-kind dining experience, with numerous street vendors all together in one place. Here, you'll find food from China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia. You'll also be treated to seafood, Halal, vegetarian and barbeque choices. It's a favourite place among Singaporeans, so you know it's good and authentic! Along with being delicious, its large portions are affordable.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Line is one of Singapore's most popular buffet restaurants. The restaurant features 16 different open kitchens, cooking up dishes from around the world. On Thursdays, the buffet includes a variety of seafood and fish, some freshly-caught from the Java Sea. If you're in town on a Sunday, you can't miss the expansive Sunday brunch buffet, complete with champagne. 

Things to do in Singapore in January

Connecting five of Singapore's parks and nature reserves, the Southern Ridges is a collection of walkways and pedestrian bridges perfect for hiking and walking in January. The pathways are lit at night so you can enjoy evening walks and still feel safe. One of the highlights of the paths is the Henderson Waves, a 36-meter-high pedestrian bridge built and designed to look like waves up in the sky. During your walk, you'll enjoy lots of green space and local flora.

Singapore's Night Safari is the first conservatory of its kind, housing only nocturnal animals. While there, you can board the tram safari and take an adventure through seven different ecological areas. You'll traverse through the Himalayan Foothills, Indian Subcontinent, Equatorial Africa and the Burmese Hillside. Visitors get to see markhors, striped hyenas, sloth bears, Grant's zebras, giraffes, Nile hippos, bearded pigs and Asian elephants.

One of Singapore's oldest parks, Esplanade Park is where you'll find many of the city-state's historical landmarks. The park is in the heart of Civic District and is home to the Lim Bo Seng Memorial, the Cenotaph and the Tan Kim Seng Fountain, with beautiful blue and white colouring. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy your meal in the expanse of green grass, or take shade on a bench underneath the grove of trees that line the main sidewalk.

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