It was a hot day today. I like the heat, but every year, I seriously forget how hot it gets here during summer. This is how I would describe the four “seasons” in SG:
Winter (Dec-Feb) – oh this is actually quite ok, what is everyone taking about? There is a breeze and it is quite pleasant in the evenings. Balmy, even 😊
Spring (Mar-May) – things start to warm up, but you still get the odd breeze and evenings can still be relatively ok. The “feels like” temperature in my weather app starts hitting 40°C.
Summer (Jun-Aug) – it is hot. There is no longer a breeze, and you are just perpetually surrounded by this cloud of invisible warmth everywhere you go, day or night. You could go out for an evening stroll at 11pm and it’ll still feel like it’s 35°C 😂 The “feels like” temperature gets close to 50°C.
Autumn (Sep-Nov) – monsoon time in the later end of this season. A lot of rain can fall, which can cool things down, especially if the rain decides to hang out the whole day.
So based on my rough breakdown, I always recommend family and friends to come at the beginning of the calendar year, around January – February. They won’t feel as oppressed by the humidity during “winter”, and when they feel the relative coolness, they may even wonder what all the fuss was about, why everyone keeps going on about SG being so hot and humid when it’s rather pleasant right now 😂
Summer is also the only time I go swimming 🏊♀️ I get cold easily, hence why I love SG weather. And the only time I feel warm enough to go for a swim is if it’s 30°C+ outside, the humidity is oppressive, and the sun is out and beaming right on top of me 😂
We went over to a friend’s place for dinner and a few drinks tonight. We sat outside to eat, but everyone (except for me 😆) was dying from the heat, so we went back into airconditioned comfort straight after dinner. We watched this movie called Circle. I’d never heard of it before, and I don’t even remember how we ended up choosing it, but we did. I think half of us weren’t particularly interested in the movie, but the other half were completely engrossed. I was in the latter half. But to be fair, I think the other half struggled a bit because there was so much dialogue and their grasp of the English language isn’t that strong. If the tables were turned and the movie was in Chinese, I’d be struggling to follow the movie too. Another lesson learnt: choose an action or horror film where dialogue is not so important to follow the story!
But we had a good time nonetheless. A nice way to round out the long weekend 😊