When is the best time to go to the Philippines?

When is the best time to go to the Philippines? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In the Philipines, the weather is good across more than 65% of the territory for: February, March and April
  • The best months to go to Manila are January, February, March, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Manila are March, April, May, June, July, September, October and November
  • The rainiest months in this city are July and September
  • The cities with the best climate are Abucayan, Anilao, Balas and Laoag, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Manila

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in the Philipines for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 68°F to 85°F
52%
February 70°F to 85°F
39%
March 72°F to 86°F
41%
April 77°F to 90°F
49%
May 77°F to 92°F
69%
June 77°F to 90°F
80%
July 76°F to 86°F
83%
August 76°F to 86°F
74%
September 76°F to 86°F
77%
October 74°F to 86°F
69%
November 72°F to 86°F
56%
December 70°F to 86°F
52%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Philippines by cities

Manila

Best time to go to Manila

The best months to go to Manila are january, february, march, november and december.

Cebu

Best time to go to Cebu

The best months to go to Cebu are march, april, august, november and december.

Davao

Best time to go to Davao

The best time to go to Davao is december.

Puerto Princesa (Palawan island)

Best time to go to Puerto Princesa (Palawan island)

The best months to go to Puerto Princesa (Palawan island) are february, march, april and december.

Tagaytay

Best time to go to Tagaytay

The best months to go to Tagaytay are february, march and april.

Boracay

Best time to go to Boracay

The best months to go to Boracay are february, march, april, november and december.

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Tours and organised trips in the Philipines


Climate and Weather in the Philipines

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Temperatures and rainfall in the Philipines

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Philippines and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Manila, Cebu, Davao, Puerto Princesa (Palawan island) and Tagaytay, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Where to go in the Philipines?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Manila86°F90°F92°F97°F97°F94°F92°F90°F92°F92°F92°F90°F
Cebu85°F86°F88°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F86°F
Davao90°F90°F92°F94°F94°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F90°F
Puerto Princesa (Palawan island)86°F86°F88°F90°F92°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F88°F88°F
Tagaytay85°F88°F92°F95°F95°F92°F90°F88°F90°F90°F90°F86°F
Boracay85°F85°F86°F88°F92°F90°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F
Angeles City86°F90°F92°F95°F95°F92°F88°F88°F88°F88°F90°F88°F
Bacolod85°F86°F90°F92°F94°F90°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F
Baguio83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F86°F85°F83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F
Bohol Island85°F86°F88°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F86°F
Cagayán de Oro85°F86°F88°F88°F90°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F
Coron86°F86°F88°F90°F92°F90°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F
El Nido86°F86°F86°F90°F92°F90°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F
Legaspi83°F85°F86°F90°F92°F90°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F85°F
Luzon island (Baguio)83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F86°F85°F83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F
Mindanao island (Dabaw)86°F86°F88°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F
Mindoro island (Puerto Galera)85°F85°F88°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F86°F
Quezon City86°F90°F92°F97°F97°F94°F92°F90°F92°F92°F92°F90°F
Zamboanga88°F90°F90°F92°F92°F90°F88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F
Abucayan85°F86°F88°F90°F92°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F86°F

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Is this weather information for Philippines reliable?

Climate data for Philippines has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Philippines allows us to determine the average for each month in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Puerto Princesa (Palawan island), Tagaytay, Boracay, Angeles City, Bacolod, and 90 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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