Philippines Climate & Weather

As a Southeast Asian country, the Philippines always gives you a very hot impression. Many people who travel to the Philippines for the first time may want to know what the local climate is like in advance. The Philippines is a tropical climate with high temperatures and high humidity. This article briefly summarizes the climate, weather, and season information of the Philippines. Hope it helps. Read on to know more about Philippines Climate & Weather.


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Philippines Climate & Weather

The Philippines is an archipelago country in Southeast Asia with more than 7,000 islands. The Philippines crosses the equator and belongs to the tropics. Due to its geographical location and environmental impact, the climate belongs to a tropical rainforest climate. The climate is characterized by relatively hot throughout the year, abundant rainfall and high humidity.

There is no obvious four-season exchange in the Philippines, and there is no strong temperature rise or fall. But the climate of the Philippines is generally divided into three seasons: cool season, dry season and rainy season. The average annual precipitation in most areas is between 2000-3000 mm. Because of the frequent rain, the air humidity in the Philippines is very high.

The climate of the Philippines varies in different areas. The western part of the Philippine archipelago has a dry season (April-April) and a rainy season (May-October). While on the east coast, it rains all year round, and most often in winter. The southern region is also rainy all year round, but without obvious dry and rainy seasons. The eastern Pacific Ocean is the birthplace of typhoons, with many typhoons each year from June to November.



The average annual temperature in the Philippines is 25℃~ 31℃. The temperature in the Philippines is the highest in April every year, and the maximum temperature during the day can reach 34°C. The temperature in the Philippines is the lowest in January every year, and the minimum temperature at night is about 24℃.

The annual average temperature of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is 27.9°C. And the average annual maximum temperature is 31.2°C. The lowest average minimum temperature is 18.5°C. The city with the highest average annual temperature in the Philippines is Manila (31℃). The city with the lowest annual average temperature in the Philippines is Manila (25℃).


Cool Season in the Philippines

Cool Season in the Philippines falls from November to February of the following year. The weather in this season is cool and there is little rain.  Good weather brings a lot of conveniences to travel, so this is the peak season for Philippine tourism. However, there are also more tourists in peak seasons, and various fees are slightly more expensive. On the other hand, due to the lack of sufficient rainwater in the vegetation during the past few months, it will be slightly dry and sparse.




Dry Season in the Philippines

The dry season in the Philippines is from March to May. The weather is relatively hot and dry. It's the hottest period in the Philippine. This season is a day for Filipino locals to spend their summer vacations. Many resorts have few tourists and are suitable for quiet vacations.


Rainy Season in the Philippines

The rainy season in the Philippines begins in June and ends in October. The Philippines in the rainy season is actually not so terrible. Rain in every area will have a certain time pattern (such as morning, noon or dusk), and the rain will not last too long. The air after the rain is very comfortable and fresh, and the sun is still bright. Most importantly, the number of tourists during this period is small, and accommodation can be bargained, which is very cost-effective.



Pay Attention to Typhoon Weather

The offshore waters of the Philippines are the source of typhoons, and about 20 typhoons hit the Philippines every year. In the rainy season, especially from September to October is the high season of the typhoon. However, typhoons are mostly concentrated on Luzon Island, where the capital Manila is located, so the impact on Cebu Island and Bintan Island area is small. Tourists who intend to go to Manila during the rainy season should pay attention to the trend of typhoons!


Best Time to Visit Philippines

From December to February each year, it is the best time for tourism in the Philippines. It is the coolest period in the Philippines. During this period of time, the climate and temperature in the Philippines are suitable, and the weather is pleasant and sunny. The scenery is also charming. Don't miss the chance to visit the Philippines.



Dressing Code

What to wear in the Philippines? The temperature in the Philippines is very warm throughout the year and summer clothes are usually worn. During the day, the average temperature is 31°C. It is recommended to wear short clothes made of light cotton fabric, such as thin short skirts, shorts and other cool breathable clothes. At night, the average temperature is 25℃. It is recommended to wear cotton and linen fabric shirts, long thin skirts, thin T-shirts and other cool and breathable clothes.

In addition, in the cool season, you need to bring warm coats and trousers; in the rainy season, you need to bring rain gear. In taxis, restaurants, department stores, movie theaters, etc., sometimes the air conditioner will turn on at a lower temperature and be very cold. People who can't adapt to low temperatures are better to bring a long-sleeved jacket.

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