2018 was Singapore’s eighth warmest year on record, with the year recording a mean annual temperature of 27.9°C. This is 0.4°C higher than the 1981-2010 long-term average, and 0.2°C warmer than 2017’s mean annual temperature of 27.7°C, making 2018 the joint eighth warmest year on record.
Singapore’s top 10 warmest years have all occurred in the past 25 years, and eight of them were recorded in this century. Significantly, the last decade from 2009 to 2018 marks the warmest decade on record in Singapore with mean temperature of 27.89°C, surpassing the previous record (1997 to 2006) by 0.02°C. These are signs of the long term warming trend in Singapore.