The best times to visit the Philippines for ideal weather are
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
the Philippines Travel Guide
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)
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.
|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 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in the Philippines.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in the Philippines (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
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.
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||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|
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 Nov 23, 2018 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
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
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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