Because of Singapore's location near the equator, the island takes on a tropical climate. Which means high temperatures and humidity, with lot's of rainfall throughout the year. The climate isn't too different day to day, but Singapore does have 2 monsoon seasons, which does bring in more rain than usual. One comes in November until March and usually brings a lot of rain, while another comes from June until September. The period between them from March until June is usually the hottest time of the year. So yes some times there is more rain, sometimes there are higher temperatures, but you could say that Singapore is always hot and always has a chance of rain.
The issue isn't really the day to day, but more the hour to hour because the weather changes so rapidly here. One moment it's blazing hot with bright, sunny skies, and another it's pouring rain. Because of this, it's important to keep tracking the weather, and weather apps are an excellent way to do that. Although they are not always accurate, they can provide a reasonable prediction, especially closer to the time, which does help a lot.
When picking a weather app to use, there are a few things to keep in mind. First is usability. If an app has a clean, simple design with all the features in the right places it's almost always a better experience. Then it's data. The app needs to pull the weather predictions from a reputable source and provide the most accurate information. Last, but not least is how the data is presented. If it's about to rain, the app could display a darker background with rain, and if it's hot and sunny, the app could have a bright background with a sun. This let's the user picture the current weather without even having to read a thing and makes the experience much better. So here is a list of some of the best weather apps to use in Singapore.
MyENV is an app by the NEA (National Environment Agency). The NEA is responsible for ensuring that Singapore's environment remains clean and sustainable. One of their most important duties is to provide reliable and up to date weather information to support public safety and socio-economic activities.
Since the NEA is focused primarily on Singapore, users can expect to see much more accurate weather and climate information in the myENV app. The app covers multiple areas such as weather, air quality, dengue hot spots, water level, flood, water disruption, hawker centre, food hygiene, and recycling.
One of the best features of myENV is that you will get a push notification when heavy rain occurs, which is really useful in Singapore. You can also view the weather realtime as well as the latest PSI and PM2.5 information. Besides weather, the app will also alert you if there is a risk of an earthquake, drain water level, flash floods, lightning or haze.
This is another fantastic weather app to use in Singapore. Accuweather has a really clean design which makes you want to keep opening it up to read the latest weather forecasts. The app is even internationally recognized by the World Meteorological Organization and has received numerous awards.
Accuweather has live weather forecasts as well as a feature called MinuteCast, where they give you a forecast by the minute. You can get alerts for severe weather as well as view the local weather in Singapore by checking the temperature and precipitation for the day. Sometimes it can be really humid in Singapore so the temperature might not properly describe the heat. Accuweather has a feature called RealFeel, which tells you how hot it really feels.
You should download this app if you travel often as you can receive daily weather for any city and they also have a handy feature called WinterCast to monitor snowfall if you travel somewhere during the winter.
Made by the IBM team, The Weather Channel is an app that let's you plan your life by keeping up with the latest weather forecasts. You can use this app to keep up with the weather so you can plan your day, week, or upcoming vacation. The Weather Channel let's you see the hourly and daily forecasts for the next 15 days. So you can plan up to 2 weeks ahead. You can also get alerted when extreme weather is predicted.
Some interest data you can view on the app are sunset times, tides and even the phases of the moon. You can use this to plan your evening runs or walks or even a romantic sunset picnic at the botanical gardens. Their running index will also help you find the best running conditions so you can plan your route.
If you first open this app. The first thing you will notice is the interesting design. CARROT Weather tells the weather in a fun way, making it easy to understand. Not only is this app powerful, but they also take privacy serious, so you know when you use this app, your data will be safe. Weather apps have access to your location and personal information, and some might sell these to 3rd parties, but you can rest that won't happen with CARROT.
The app offers you the current, hourly and daily weather forecasts really fast and it is so easy to read. There are even some fun features like filming your own weather report videos, ore viewing the weather with augmented reality. They have a premium offering that offers more data sources, notifications about weather, precipitation or lightning strikes, widgets, customizations and more.
This app was always for the less savvy weather for iPhone users. It comes preinstalled on your phone and shows you the weather in a simple way. Like all Apple products, the app is well designed with a background that displays animations of the current weather behind the data. If it rains you will see rain, if it's sunny you will see a bright sun.
You can view the hourly forecasts for the next 24 hours and the daily forecasts for the next 10 days. They also include information about severe weather predictions. This is great for those rain storms in Singapore. The app even includes information about the UV index, sunset, wind, and more.
Available on iOS.
Weather Live let's you choose which weather parameters you want to track as well as the layout which fits your preference. Many users enjoy these features because it lets them cater the app specifically to their needs. The layouts are als beautifully designed so they offer a great weather viewing experience.
You can view the current days minimum and maximum weather, along with what it actually feels like. Other parameters include pressure, precipitation, humidity, wind speed and direction, sunset/sunrise and moonset/moonrise times, and much more.
Clime is more than just a temperature viewing app, it's an all in one weather tracker with real time radar images, severe weather alerts and of course accurate weather predictions. Their radar overlay is an interactive map which shows areas of rain, snow, and other forms of precipitation in high resolution. The map has forecasts for the next 24 hours. They even show the cloud clover through a satellite map.
The app shows the 24 hour as well as 7 day forecasts which include the temperatures, chance of rain, sunset and sunrise times, and a hole lot more.