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.
Manila Travel Guide
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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)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Manila (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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 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 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
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.