The best times to visit Cebu for ideal weather are

March 26th to April 29th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 


Weather in Cebu

Temperature

Average temperatures in Cebu vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 2nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Cebu, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid May where highs are regularly around 91.6°F (33.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.7°F (25.9°C) at night.

Cebu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Cebu Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Cebu Perceived Temperature (F)

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Cebu Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Cebu Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 85.1 79.6 74.8
Feb 86.1 80.3 75.1
Mar 88.1 81.9 76.1
Apr 89.8 83.7 77.8
May 91 84.3 78.2
Jun 90.3 83.4 77.4
Jul 88.7 82.3 76.7
Aug 89.6 82.6 76.9
Sep 89 82.2 76.7
Oct 88.8 82.3 76.6
Nov 88.2 82.2 76.9
Dec 87 81.2 76.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.5 26.4 23.8
Feb 30.1 26.8 23.9
Mar 31.2 27.7 24.5
Apr 32.1 28.7 25.4
May 32.8 29.1 25.7
Jun 32.4 28.6 25.2
Jul 31.5 27.9 24.8
Aug 32 28.1 24.9
Sep 31.7 27.9 24.8
Oct 31.6 27.9 24.8
Nov 31.2 27.9 24.9
Dec 30.6 27.3 24.6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cebu are April, March, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early April. For example, on the week of April 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Cebu? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cebu.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cebu (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 37% 0 7.3
Feb 23% 0 3.9
Mar 21% 0 2.8
Apr 14% 0 1.8
May 26% 0 5.4
Jun 32% 0 7.2
Jul 41% 0 9.5
Aug 31% 0 7
Sep 40% 0 7.9
Oct 30% 0 7.2
Nov 28% 0 5.9
Dec 30% 0 4.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 37 0 18.5
Feb 23 0 9.9
Mar 21 0 7.1
Apr 14 0 4.6
May 26 0 13.7
Jun 32 0 18.3
Jul 41 0 24.1
Aug 31 0 17.8
Sep 40 0 20.1
Oct 30 0 18.3
Nov 28 0 15
Dec 30 0 12.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Cebu has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (73.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (80.9%).

Wind in Cebu is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and March. January’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 13.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cebu.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6.9 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Feb 6.5 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Mar 6.4 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Apr 5.7 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
May 4.5 Light breeze 9.4 Significant breeze
Jun 4.2 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.6 Light breeze 9.7 Significant breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.8 Light breeze 9.9 Significant breeze
Oct 4.7 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.2 Light breeze 10.3 Significant breeze
Dec 5.9 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 80.9%
Feb 78.3%
Mar 75.1%
Apr 73.5%
May 74.7%
Jun 77.6%
Jul 79.4%
Aug 78.3%
Sep 79.1%
Oct 79.2%
Nov 79.1%
Dec 80.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Cebu?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Jan 22, 2018 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for the Philippines; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Cebu, the Philippines is January, followed by September and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Cebu in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 72.7 in June means 72.7% of the tourists vs. January.


Overall Cebu Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.6°F (33.1°C) and 87.2°F (30.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 9 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Cebu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.5°F (31.9°C) and 87.9°F (31.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 8 to 12 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Cebu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.8°F (31°C) and 84.5°F (29.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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