The best times to visit the Philippines for ideal weather are

early January

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



Other the Philippines Travel Info

Weather in the Philippines


Average temperatures in the Philippines 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 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 the Philippines, the hottest months are May, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 90.9°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.1°F (24.5°C) at night.

the Philippines Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


the Philippines 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.

the Philippines Perceived Temperature (F)


the Philippines Perceived Temperature (C)



Average the Philippines 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 82.9 76.4 70.3
Feb 85.5 78.3 71.4
Mar 87.5 80 72.8
Apr 89.2 81.3 73.8
May 90.2 82.4 75.1
Jun 89.8 82.3 75.5
Jul 88.7 81.6 75
Aug 88.6 81.6 75.2
Sep 88.3 81.3 74.9
Oct 87.1 79.9 73.3
Nov 86.4 79.6 73.3
Dec 84.5 77.9 71.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.3 24.7 21.3
Feb 29.7 25.7 21.9
Mar 30.8 26.7 22.7
Apr 31.8 27.4 23.2
May 32.3 28 23.9
Jun 32.1 27.9 24.2
Jul 31.5 27.6 23.9
Aug 31.4 27.6 24
Sep 31.3 27.4 23.8
Oct 30.6 26.6 22.9
Nov 30.2 26.4 22.9
Dec 29.2 25.5 22.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in the Philippines 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 is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in the Philippines? 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 the Philippines.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 30% 0 8.3
Feb 23% 0 5.7
Mar 21% 0 5.1
Apr 19% 0 4.1
May 27% 0 6.7
Jun 37% 0 9.2
Jul 43% 0 11.1
Aug 39% 0 11.7
Sep 42% 0 11.2
Oct 37% 0 10.2
Nov 36% 0 9.2
Dec 32% 0 9.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 30 0 21.1
Feb 23 0 14.5
Mar 21 0 13
Apr 19 0 10.4
May 27 0 17
Jun 37 0 23.4
Jul 43 0 28.2
Aug 39 0 29.7
Sep 42 0 28.4
Oct 37 0 25.9
Nov 36 0 23.4
Dec 32 0 23.6


Humidity and Wind

the Philippines has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (72.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (80.3%).

Wind in the Philippines is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.5 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 to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 5.1 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.9 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.8 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.4 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
May 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.8 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 4 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.2 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.2 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.5 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.9 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 77.4%
Feb 76.6%
Mar 75.1%
Apr 72.6%
May 74.6%
Jun 77.1%
Jul 78.3%
Aug 79.4%
Sep 80.3%
Oct 78.1%
Nov 78.1%
Dec 78.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to the Philippines?

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 the Philippines is January, followed by July and March. 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 the Philippines 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 77.5 in December means 77.5% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall the Philippines Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.9°F (32.7°C) and 86.6°F (30.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 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 11 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in the Philippines, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89°F (31.7°C) and 85.8°F (29.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 11 to 12 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 the Philippines to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.6°F (30.3°C) and 83.1°F (28.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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