The best times to visit Manila for ideal weather are

January 1st to March 18th

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



Other Manila Travel Info

Weather in Manila


Average temperatures in Manila vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 11th 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 Manila, 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 93.5°F (34.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80.8°F (27.1°C) at night.

Manila Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Manila 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.

Manila Perceived Temperature (F)


Manila Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Manila 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 85.6 80.1 74.6
Feb 87.3 81.3 75.5
Mar 89.6 83.2 77.3
Apr 92.7 85.8 79.5
May 92.7 86.1 80.1
Jun 90.9 85 79.3
Jul 88.9 83.3 78.1
Aug 88.1 82.8 78
Sep 88.2 82.8 77.8
Oct 88.4 82.9 77.8
Nov 88.7 82.8 77.4
Dec 87 81.4 76.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.8 26.7 23.7
Feb 30.7 27.4 24.2
Mar 32 28.4 25.2
Apr 33.7 29.9 26.4
May 33.7 30.1 26.7
Jun 32.7 29.4 26.3
Jul 31.6 28.5 25.6
Aug 31.2 28.2 25.6
Sep 31.2 28.2 25.4
Oct 31.3 28.3 25.4
Nov 31.5 28.2 25.2
Dec 30.6 27.4 24.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Manila are February, January, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

When can you find snow in Manila? 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 Manila.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 0 1.2
Feb 7% 0 1
Mar 9% 0 2.4
Apr 9% 0 1.5
May 27% 0 6.2
Jun 41% 0 12.8
Jul 50% 0 15.3
Aug 55% 0 21.4
Sep 56% 0 19.2
Oct 43% 0 10.7
Nov 28% 0 5
Dec 18% 0 4.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 3
Feb 7 0 2.5
Mar 9 0 6.1
Apr 9 0 3.8
May 27 0 15.7
Jun 41 0 32.5
Jul 50 0 38.9
Aug 55 0 54.4
Sep 56 0 48.8
Oct 43 0 27.2
Nov 28 0 12.7
Dec 18 0 11.2


Humidity and Wind

Manila has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (61.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (78.1%).

Wind in Manila is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by July and June. August’s average wind speed of around 6.4 knots (7.4 MPH or 11.9 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 August where average top sustained speeds reach 11 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.8 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 5 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.1 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.4 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
May 5.6 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 6 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Jul 6 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Aug 6.4 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.8 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.2 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.7 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.7 Light breeze 7.5 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 65.8%
Feb 64.3%
Mar 62.2%
Apr 61.1%
May 67.7%
Jun 72.1%
Jul 76.2%
Aug 78.1%
Sep 78%
Oct 73.2%
Nov 69.9%
Dec 69.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Manila?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Manila, the Philippines is January, followed by April 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 Manila 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 69.7 in December means 69.7% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Manila Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 93.5°F (34.2°C) and 88.5°F (31.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 12 to 17 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Manila, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.9°F (31.6°C) and 87.8°F (31°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 8 to 17 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Manila to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 85.1°F (29.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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