The best times to visit Davao for ideal weather are

early to mid January

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



Other Davao Travel Info

Weather in Davao


Average temperatures in Davao vary barely at all. 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 bottom 1 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 Davao, the hottest months are May, April, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early May where highs are regularly around 91.9°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77°F (25°C) at night.

Davao Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Davao Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Davao Perceived Temperature (F)


Davao Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Davao 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 87.2 81.1 74.4
Feb 88.7 82 74.5
Mar 90.2 83 75
Apr 91.3 84.2 76.1
May 91 84.3 76.5
Jun 89.9 83.5 75.9
Jul 89.2 83 75.6
Aug 89.5 83.1 75.5
Sep 90.4 83.5 75.6
Oct 90.9 83.6 75.6
Nov 89.6 82.7 75.4
Dec 89.3 82.7 75.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.7 27.3 23.6
Feb 31.5 27.8 23.6
Mar 32.3 28.3 23.9
Apr 32.9 29 24.5
May 32.8 29.1 24.7
Jun 32.2 28.6 24.4
Jul 31.8 28.3 24.2
Aug 31.9 28.4 24.2
Sep 32.4 28.6 24.2
Oct 32.7 28.7 24.2
Nov 32 28.2 24.1
Dec 31.8 28.2 24.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Davao are March, December, 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 is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.

When can you find snow in Davao? 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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 38% 0 10.7
Feb 26% 0 4.9
Mar 21% 0 4
Apr 26% 0 5.3
May 31% 0 7
Jun 35% 0 7.5
Jul 32% 0 7.2
Aug 33% 0 7.6
Sep 30% 0 6.5
Oct 29% 0 6.9
Nov 33% 0 7.3
Dec 25% 0 6.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 38 0 27.2
Feb 26 0 12.4
Mar 21 0 10.2
Apr 26 0 13.5
May 31 0 17.8
Jun 35 0 19.1
Jul 32 0 18.3
Aug 33 0 19.3
Sep 30 0 16.5
Oct 29 0 17.5
Nov 33 0 18.5
Dec 25 0 15.5


Humidity and Wind

Davao has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (73.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (79.1%).

Wind in Davao is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and January. February’s average wind speed of around 5 knots (5.8 MPH or 9.3 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 early March where average top sustained speeds reach 10.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.7 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Feb 5 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 5 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.4 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
May 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.5 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.7 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Aug 4 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.7 Barely noticeable 8.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 4 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.5 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 79.1%
Feb 75.3%
Mar 73.4%
Apr 73.5%
May 75.9%
Jun 77.6%
Jul 77%
Aug 76.7%
Sep 75.3%
Oct 75.2%
Nov 77.6%
Dec 76.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Davao?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 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 Sep 20, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Davao, the Philippines is August, followed by July 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 Davao in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 60.6 in December means 60.6% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Davao Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.9°F (33.3°C) and 89.6°F (32°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 10 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

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 10 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Davao, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 91.3°F (32.9°C) and 89.1°F (31.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 9 to 10 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Davao to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90°F (32.2°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 12 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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