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.


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    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

    MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan85.179.674.8
    Feb86.180.375.1
    Mar88.181.976.1
    Apr89.883.777.8
    May9184.378.2
    Jun90.383.477.4
    Jul88.782.376.7
    Aug89.682.676.9
    Sep8982.276.7
    Oct88.882.376.6
    Nov88.282.276.9
    Dec8781.276.2

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan29.526.423.8
    Feb30.126.823.9
    Mar31.227.724.5
    Apr32.128.725.4
    May32.829.125.7
    Jun32.428.625.2
    Jul31.527.924.8
    Aug3228.124.9
    Sep31.727.924.8
    Oct31.627.924.8
    Nov31.227.924.9
    Dec30.627.324.6


     

    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.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan37%07.3
    Feb23%03.9
    Mar21%02.8
    Apr14%01.8
    May26%05.4
    Jun32%07.2
    Jul41%09.5
    Aug31%07
    Sep40%07.9
    Oct30%07.2
    Nov28%05.9
    Dec30%04.8

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan37018.5
    Feb2309.9
    Mar2107.1
    Apr1404.6
    May26013.7
    Jun32018.3
    Jul41024.1
    Aug31017.8
    Sep40020.1
    Oct30018.3
    Nov28015
    Dec30012.2

     

    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

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

    MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
    Jan6.9Light breeze12.3Significant breeze
    Feb6.5Light breeze11.9Significant breeze
    Mar6.4Light breeze11.4Significant breeze
    Apr5.7Light breeze10.7Gentle breeze
    May4.5Light breeze9.4Significant breeze
    Jun4.2Light breeze9Gentle breeze
    Jul4.6Light breeze9.7Significant breeze
    Aug4.7Light breeze9.8Gentle breeze
    Sep4.8Light breeze9.9Significant breeze
    Oct4.7Light breeze9.9Gentle breeze
    Nov5.2Light breeze10.3Significant breeze
    Dec5.9Light breeze11.1Significant breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan80.9%
    Feb78.3%
    Mar75.1%
    Apr73.5%
    May74.7%
    Jun77.6%
    Jul79.4%
    Aug78.3%
    Sep79.1%
    Oct79.2%
    Nov79.1%
    Dec80.5%

     

    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 Mar 17, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Feb 08, 2019.


     

    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

    Key
    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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