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Singapore Geography and Climate

Area

Singapore consists of one main island and 60 small islands about 137 km north of the Equator (latitude 1� 09’N and longitude 103� 38’E). It has a total land area of 647.5 square kilometres, of which almost half has been set aside as forest reserves, marsh and other non-built-up areas. Three reservoirs occupy the centre of the island. Almost half of the land (49.67 per cent) is for residential, commercial and industrial use. A mere 1.7 per cent, about 10.8 sq km, is for agriculture.

Links to Maps

Scout Page on Singapore with map.

Singapore Map with some links.

CityNet's Singapore Map.

Singapore Beach

Climate

Depending on whom you ask, Singapore either has four seasons or no seasons. The four seasons are: hot, hotter, wet and wetter.

And no seasons because Singapore has a warm tropical climate with sunshine all year round--making it a good place to develop a perpetual tan. With the sea to further moderate fluctuations in temperature, Singapore's weather is almost boringly consistent--between 32�C (90�F) for a high and 24�C (75�F) for a low. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Singapore was 20.5�C (69�F).

Humidity is high. It hits you like a wall the second you step out of the airport. The daily average relative humidity is 84.4 per cent. That means it gets past 90 per cent just before dawn and perhaps 60 to 70 per cent in dry afternoons. Folklore has it that a certain European car make was rusting fast, but the manufacturers could not believe that such a place as humid as Singapore existed. So they flew down some engineers who verified that indeed on planet Earth, a humid little place that tests their cars existed. Folklore goes that they returned to tighten their manufacturing standards against bodyrust. Allow anything from one week to a month to adjust to the humidity.

Rainfall is abundant (annual rainfall 2,333 mm). It's wise to carry an umbrella to avoid getting drenched. As anyone who has left an umbrella in the office or home knows, the second you do that, the rain is going to pour down in sheets.

The rainy season falls during the Northeast Monsoon from December to January. December is usually the wettest month while February is the sunniest. July and August are the hottest months, with average temperatures hitting their peaks.

For more information on Singapore Geography, visit http://www.sg/infomap/mita/land.htm#geology.

For more information on Singapore Flora and Fauna, visit http://www.sg/infomap/mita/land.htm#fflora.

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