The best times to visit Chinatown for ideal weather are
January 29th to March 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Chinatown Travel Guide
Other Chinatown Travel Info
Weather in Chinatown
Average temperatures in Chinatown vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 3rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Chinatown, the hottest months are June, May, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 90.6°F (32.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.5°F (25.8°C) at night.
Chinatown Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Chinatown Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Chinatown Perceived Temperature (F)
Chinatown Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Chinatown Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Chinatown are February, June, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.
When can you find snow in Chinatown? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Chinatown.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Chinatown (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Chinatown has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is June (75.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (81.7%).
Wind in Chinatown is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and August. February’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 12 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Chinatown.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||5.3||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.7||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4.3||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.5||Barely noticeable||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.7||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.1||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.7||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.9||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.5||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.7||Barely noticeable||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.1||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Chinatown?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Singapore; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Chinatown, Singapore is December, followed by March and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Chinatown in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Chinatown Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.6°F (32.6°C) and 88.8°F (31.6°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 9 to 10 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Chinatown, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 87.9°F (31.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 8 to 13 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Chinatown to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 85.9°F (29.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 13 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.