Singapore Weather May Averages, Singapore
- Temperature 27°C 81°F
- High Temperature 31°C 88°F
- Low Temperature 25°C 77°F
- Day Temperature 29.6°C 85°F
- Night Temperature 28.8°C 84°F
- Sunshine Hours 9 hours
- Rainfall 171 mm
- Rainfall Days 19 days
- Sea Temperature 30°C 86°F
What's the Weather Like in Singapore in May
The average daily temperature for this time of the year is 27°C (about 81°F), staying consistent from the previous months, compared to June, which has an average temperature of around 27°C (about 81°F).
During the hottest part of the day, the highs can make the jump up to 31°C (about 88°F), which when combined with the rising humidity, can feel pretty balmy. Thankfully, at night, the heat abates some, with lows getting down to 25°C (around 77°F).
During the month of May in Singapore, visitors and residents still get a reprieve from the major monsoon rains. This month, only 171 mm of rain falls, slightly more than April's 166 mm, but well below peak monsoon levels. That amount of rain generally comes over 19 days in the month, so you'll still want to have an umbrella handy.
Average Sunshine Hours
Like nearby Indonesia, you'll get about nine hours of daylight each day, so take advantage of the long days to get out and see all the island has to offer. If you do get stuck inside because of the rain, you'll still find plenty of activities to entertain yourself, from dining out to shopping to museum hopping. With the warm temperatures though, you might still want to adventure out, even with the rain. Nothing's more refreshing than a cool shower on a hot day!
Average Sea Temperature
With lighter rainfall and still-hot temperatures, it's a good time of the year to sit around your hotel's pool, sipping on cool drinks. You can also head down to the south coast and spend time on the beaches, splashing around in the Java Sea. The average sea temperature sits at 30°C (around 86°F), nice and warm for swimming and water sports.
You can check the weather forecast here.
Hotels in Singapore in May
Hotel Vagabond Singapore
Dripping in glitz and glam, the Hotel Vagabond Singapore has some of the most incredible décor you'll see anywhere. From the large gold elephant welcoming guests in the lobby to the sexy, yet tasteful, red velvet décor, you'll feel like royalty during your stay. All of the rooms have king-sized beds, Turkish towels, Egyptian cotton sheets, solid hardwood floors and expansive marble bathrooms. You'll also be treated to a stocked in-room bar and a movie selection to enjoy during your May holiday.
The ultimate in luxury when staying in Singapore, the Raffles Singapore has been treating guests to the best in accommodations since 1887. Many a celebrity, and even British royalty, have called the Raffles home during their time in Singapore. All of the 103 suites have amazing 14-foot ceilings, as well as separate work areas and seating areas. If shopping is your thing, check out the Raffles Arcade with 40 specialty stores and boutiques selling amazing wares.
Another Far East Hospitality property, the AMOY is one of the top-rated hotels in all of Singapore. It offers an eccentric mix of Far East and Western charm, with tasteful décor and thoughtful touches. You can choose from a cosy single room or a deluxe double room, all of which come with mini bars, in-room televisions, coffee makers, and private bathrooms. The hotel has several on-site restaurants, serving up delicious Asian cuisine.
Hit the Beach
A great family beach, Changi Beach Park has 3.3 km of sand to soak in the sunshine and splash around in the Java Sea, which averages 30°C (around 86°F) in May. You can bring in a picnic lunch and enjoy the shade of the palm trees, as well as the barbeque pits, park benches and shelters. If you'd rather not cook or drag in food, try the seaside bistro, located right on the shoreline. The park also offers a playground and sand play area.
Bars and Restaurants
From the minute you walk into the dining room, you'll feel at home at Capricci. The exposed brick walls and soft lighting invite you to enjoy delicious Italian fare. On Monday through to Friday, come in for the buffet lunch, a great value for budget-minded travelers. The wine list is as extensive as the menu, with numerous house choices, as well as red, white, dessert, champagne and sweet options.
Skyve Wine Bistro
The Skyve Wine Bistro is a chic and cool place to grab a bite to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even brunch on the weekends. The bar snacks menu features dishes like mini beef burgers, wings, Thai chili and pizza slabs. Let the helpful staff aid you in choosing the perfect wine to accompany your meal and suite your tastes. Throughout the week, enjoy Happy Hour specials in the bar and out on the al fresco patio, where you can enjoy fresh air and sunshine.
When you dine at Lagnaa, you're invited to take off your shoes and stay awhile, enjoying Indian cuisine. Part of the restaurant, which is located in Little India, has seating right on the floor. If you're not into sitting on the floor, you can dine in the dining room with tables and chairs. Menu items include authentic dishes from both north and south India. You can even take cooking classes at Lagnaa and learn to recreate the amazing dishes at home.
Things to Do in Singapore in May
Singapore Botaical Gardens
Even if you're not necessarily a plant and flower person, you must make a stop at the Singapore Botanical Gardens. The gardens are one of the top attractions in the city and it's easy to see why as soon as you visit. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the gardens feature some of the most beautiful and amazing plant life in the world. Highlights include Swan Lake, Bonsai Garden, Rain Forest, National Orchid Garden, Eco-Lake and the Children's Garden.
Fun for visitors of all ages, the Singapore Zoo welcomes guests to view all kinds of species of animals. The zoo is made up of a number of different zones and exhibits including Wild Africa, Frozen Tundra, Australia, Gibbon Island and Reptile Garden.
You'll see white tigers, elephants, sun bears, pygmy hippos and tapirs. In between seeing all the animals, grab a bite to eat at the snack bars and restaurants located throughout the park and find a souvenir at the gift shop.
Right in the middle of the city sits Marina Bay, an entertainment, dining and business hub offering a little something for everyone. Here, you'll find the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, which hosts outdoor concerts and a light and laser show every evening.
You'll find a plethora of restaurants and retailers for all tastes and the area is a great place to just sit back and people watch on a warm May day. On the weekends, Marina Bay is packed with visitors and locals exploring the sights.
Holiday Weather Blog
Singapore Holiday News
London crowned world’s top tourist destination
London has been crowned the most popular tourist destination in the world, by the respected Mastercard Global Cities Index report, putting the city ahead of Bangkok and Paris. According to the report, London is projected to host 18.7 million international visitors in 2014 – 300,000 more visitors than the 2013 top destination city Bangkok. The […]
Best Places to Go For Winter Sun in December ☀️🏝🤿
December is a great time to escape to sunnier climates in order to avoid the harsh British winter that plagues the UK every year. Tenerife 🇮🇨 Tenerife Weather Lowdown December: Tenerife has always been thought of as the Island of Eternal Spring and this is especially true for the month of December. Whilst much of […]
Most Popular Blogs
Passenger Locator Form-WATCH OUT for your PCR reference !!!
When travelling back to the UK from your trip or holiday you are required to complete a Passenger Locator Form within 48 hours of your departure back to the UK. This is a straightforward form, however where you have to complete your valid PCR Test booking Reference on the form, it has to be letters […]