Manila Weather conditions       12/09/16 7:00 PM PHT
27 32°C Hi 27°C | Lo 25°C Mostly Cloudy
  • Feels Like: 32°C
  • Sunrise: 6:10 AM
  • Wind: ESE at 11kmph
  • Sunset: 5:27 PM
  • Humidity: 84%
  • UV Index: 0 - Low
Tonight      
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
Humidity 90%
Wind CALM calm kmph
Tomorrow
Sct T-Storms Sct T-Storms
Lo 25°C | Hi 30°C
Sct T-Storms
Zamboanga Weather conditions       12/09/16 6:00 PM PHT
29 33°C Hi 28°C | Lo 23°C Partly Cloudy
  • Feels Like: 33°C
  • Sunrise: 5:52 AM
  • Wind: W at 3kmph
  • Sunset: 5:36 PM
  • Humidity: 74%
  • UV Index: 0 - Low
Tonight      
T-Storms Late T-Storms Late
Humidity 87%
Wind CALM calm kmph
Tomorrow
T-Storms T-Storms
Lo 24°C | Hi 30°C
T-Storms
Cebu City Weather conditions       12/09/16 5:00 PM PHT
28 33°C Hi 28°C | Lo 23°C Mostly Cloudy
  • Feels Like: 33°C
  • Sunrise: 5:51 AM
  • Wind: E at 4kmph
  • Sunset: 5:23 PM
  • Humidity: 74%
  • UV Index: 1 - Low
Tonight      
T-Storms T-Storms
Humidity 87%
Wind CALM calm kmph
Tomorrow
Sct T-Storms Sct T-Storms
Lo 25°C | Hi 30°C
Sct T-Storms
Davao City Weather conditions       12/09/16 7:00 PM PHT
27 34°C Hi 28°C | Lo 25°C Mostly Cloudy
  • Feels Like: 34°C
  • Sunrise: 5:38 AM
  • Wind: S at 12kmph
  • Sunset: 5:22 PM
  • Humidity: 79%
  • UV Index: 0 - Low
Tonight      
T-Storms Early T-Storms Early
Humidity 91%
Wind CALM calm kmph
Tomorrow
T-Storms T-Storms
Lo 23°C | Hi 32°C
T-Storms
Iloilo City Weather conditions       12/09/16 7:00 PM PHT
29 32°C Hi 27°C | Lo 25°C Partly Cloudy
  • Feels Like: 32°C
  • Sunrise: 5:57 AM
  • Wind: NNW at 9kmph
  • Sunset: 5:28 PM
  • Humidity: 84%
  • UV Index: 0 - Low
Tonight      
Scattered T-Storms Scattered T-Storms
Humidity 92%
Wind CALM calm kmph
Tomorrow
T-Storms T-Storms
Lo 24°C | Hi 30°C
T-Storms
Quezon City Weather conditions       12/09/16 5:00 PM PHT
28 35°C Hi 30°C | Lo 23°C Mostly Cloudy
  • Feels Like: 35°C
  • Sunrise: 6:09 AM
  • Wind: SSE at 3kmph
  • Sunset: 5:27 PM
  • Humidity: 67%
  • UV Index: 1 - Low
Tonight      
Light Rain Early Light Rain Early
Humidity 91%
Wind CALM calm kmph
Tomorrow
Sct T-Storms Sct T-Storms
Lo 24°C | Hi 31°C
Sct T-Storms

Philippines weather

The Philippines is a tropical island situated in the equatorial parts of Southeast Asia just like some neighboring country.  Located just north and south of the equator, are known for being warm and humid. Generally as a tropical Island, Philippine like its neighboring Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia has only two seasons, the wet and dry season. With the dry season somewhat hotter up to 35°C and the wet season somewhat cooler down to 25°C. However, in the mountainous part of the country particularly in the Cordillera it is pretty much cooler; its lowest temperature can reach 6°C on its lowest by January; its high temperature reaches to 23°C during summer.

When we talked about climate, Philippines have four recognized climate types in the Philippines. They basically based on high temperature, oppressive humidity and gauge of rainfall. The Climate of the Philippines is tropical rainforest, tropical savanna or tropical monsoon, or humid subtropical (in higher-altitude areas) characterized by relatively high temperature, oppressive humidity and plenty of rainfall. The sky is cloudiest in August and clearest in April. Precipitation is most likely in July and least likely in April. The relative humidity typically ranges from 51% (mildly humid) to 97% (very humid). The air is driest in April and most humid in August. It’s the tropical climate that makes the Philippines a favorite tourist destination.  Philippines could offer travelers lot of tropical destination across the country.

Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year.

Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year manina

Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)

Average monthly precipitation over the year

Seasons in the Philippines

Dry Season (Tag-araw)

Philippines’ dry or summer season usually starts in December wherein there’s a sudden rise in temperature and runs through about the last week of June.  Although these months are considered as the peak of heat in the country and no monsoons encountered, but because we are in the tropics, rain might fall any day.  In the northern part of the country particularly in Cagayan Valley-the hottest place in the Philippines can reaches temperature as high as 37 degrees Celsius.

Within the Philippines dry season, two temperatures are being encountered. In the months of December to February you can expect cool and dry weather. January is the coolest month of the year temperature is around 22 degrees Celsius in the lowlands like Manila. Meanwhile in the region of Cordilleras it can goes down to 6 degrees Celsius.

  Baguio City with zero visiblity , the summer capital of the Philippines is foggy during Decemeber to February.Its one of the top travel destination during its coolest month.

But in March to June a hot and dry weather is expected. May is the hottest month of the year; day temperature reaches up to more than 30 degrees up to 37 degrees Celsius in other part of the country.

Wet Season (Tag-ulan)

Wet season is also known as typhoon season.  With the high humidity during summer it is anticipated that rains follows when wet season starts.  The season usually breaks in middle of July.   Strong winds, heavy downpour and flooding are commonly experienced until the month of September, most remarkably in Metro Manila most northern section of the country.

These rains and winds are the southwestern monsoon rain, during these months’ strong typhoons passes through the archipelago that usually coming from the Pacific Ocean. Each year Philippines expects 22 typhoons, some are more violent damages house, infrastructure, agriculture crops and left people dead.

During October to November, may we not experience typhoons but these months bring in cool and calm weather throughout the country.  We still experience occasional rain shower especially in the late afternoon till night.

Philippines Best Travel Destination during summer

It is highly recommended to travel to the Philippines during summer time; its peak season starts in November.  Consider this two best time to visit the Philippines if you’re planning to visit this tropical country. November- December during the Christmas holiday or March to May during summer days. Foreigners and local tourist crowds top tourist attractions, beaches, surf area and parks across the country

Elnido, Palawan

Palawan is now considered as the top most favorite destination in the Philippines. It has the right combination of modern developments and awesome natural tourist spots.

El Nido is composed of 45 islands and islets, each with its own unique features. Most of the islands have pockets and coves of fine white sand beaches, perfect for sunbathing and picnic lunches. Within some of the islands are ancient caves with fascinating dripstone formations.

Aside from Palawan its other best places to visit while in the Philippines includes Bohol, Baguio City, Boracay, Tagaytay, Surf Area in La Union, Underground River in Palawan, Banaue Rice Terraces and a lot more exciting tourist destination.

Top Destination during Wet Season

Believe me or not, it’s fun traveling during wet season. There are a lot of places to go and things to do around the Philippines. You can still go to beach; it’s cool to surf when it’s raining. Enjoy the trill and chill of ghost hunting in Baguio City, foggy and rainy weather, the better experience.

Surfing in La Union

La union is found in the northern part of the Philippines. The waves in Urbiztondo are ideal for both beginner and advanced surfers. Aside from surfing, the beach is also perfect for beach bumming. After tiring you falling off the surfboard or successfully riding the waves, it’s time to enjoy the quite beach.

Visiting the Philippines is fun all throughout the year. It has everything to offer: Perfect beaches. Friendly locals. Beautiful nature.

Written By Aisha Malik

Philippines Weather by Month