Seasons in the Philippines

The Philippines is a country in South East Asia made up of over 7100 islands. It's a country of radiant smiles and incredibly beautiful exotic nature.

In an average season, lasting from November to May, some 5 million people from different corners of the globe visit. Staying in the Philippines offers everything from bustling cities and malls and inner peace in the lap of pristine nature. Many Philippine resorts are ideal conditions for a beach holiday.

Tourists who enjoy an active lifestyle, come to the Philippines to surf some very secluded breaks. Here you can not only surfing, but also wind and kite surfing. Surf is found almost on every island but at different times of the. For example, on the East coast it is best to go between November to April. In the summer the most "quoted" the Western part of the archipelago, characterized in this season, stable winds. So, for Siargao, inhabited by mostly professionals, the ideal conditions remain at all year round, but the best waves are observed in September-October.

The Philippines have a hot tropical monsoon climate type, which is formed in the archipelago with two main seasons: wet — with a relative time frame from may to November and dry from November to April. Year round weather characterized by high temperatures and a high level of relative humidity, which with the advent of summer months is virtually 100 percent.


Weather and Climate

Spring in the Philippines

In March, there is a small but nonetheless noticeable increase in daily temperatures. At this time the archipelago is dominated by Sunny and dry weather. April along with May, is the hottest month of the year: during the day the temperature can rise to +35 °C (95 °F).

The Philippines ranks highly as one of the finest places on the planet for diving. This country has a huge number of dive sites, mainly concentrated in Boracay, Batangas, Cebu, Mindoro and Palawan. The underwater world of the archipelago is so bright and spectacular that it presents many surprises, and encounters with marine life. The Kingdom of Neptune dazzles with a variety of coral gardens (including blue), between which branches and scurrying flocks of colorful tropical fish, it is likely to see giant sea turtles, barracudas, sea cucumbers and whale sharks. The best time for diving is from November to May, when it is possible to achieve visibility under water up to 50 meters. However, be aware that at some dive sites, these dates may shift slightly depending on weather and geographical location. The reefs of Tubbataha offer the most comfortable conditions for diving  between March and the end of June.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +33 °C (91 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Water t°: +27.5 °C (82 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 13.5 mm (0.5")
April
Max average t°: +34 °C (93 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Water t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 15.5 mm (0.6")
May
Max average t°: +34 °C (93 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Water t°: +30.5 °C (87 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 67 mm (2.6")

(Manila)

Spring Holidays

March-April — Easter;
April, 9 — Day of valour;
May, 1 — labour Day.

Summer in the Philippines

Summer in the Philippines "raging" passions. At least 20 to 30 rainy days because the impact of the southwest monsoon, humidity level soar to the maximum. That's why summer weather, only one degree greater than the winter temperature data is transferred is much more difficult. A feeling of stuffiness does not leave and in the evening, which due to the long daylight comes rather late. The air just does not have time to cool, so the temperature falls to an average of +27 °C (81 °F).

June is the most busy month in terms of natural disasters, however, swimming in the sea, warmed to a state of fresh milk, is not nice for everyone. Often due to the large disturbance of the sea throws to the shore algae, causing water blooms heavily, exuding an unpleasant smell. In July and August the rainfall is much stronger and longer. Because of the abundance of rainfall often floods and mudslides, paralyze large areas. In addition, in some regions, devastating typhoons hit. In general, summer weather does not allow much relief.

Typhoons can hit the Philippines at any time of the year with the months from June to September being the most active
The southwest monsoon rain clouds, leading to periodic heavy rains for roughly 10-11 days of the month.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +33 °C (91 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Water t°: +30.5 °C (87 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 131 mm (5.2")
July
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Water t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 15 days
Precipitation: 319 mm (12.6")
August
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Water t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 22 days
Precipitation: 230 mm (9.1")

(Manila)

Summer Holidays

June, 12 — independence Day;
August, 21 — anniversary of the death of Benigno Aquino.

Autumn in the Philippines

The first half of autumn in the climate plan is not much different from July and August. Rains come almost every day, hot weather persists. Slightly less risk of precipitation of the North-Western part of Miranda, the East of the Islands of Cebu, Mindoro, Panay and Negros. Catastrophic flooding, typhoons (particularly in Wikisky Islands and the largest island of Luzon) ,until the end of October.

November can be called a crucial period when in most parts of the archipelago there is a significant improvement of weather conditions, but quite comfortable staying on the Islands.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Water t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 18 days
Precipitation: 224 mm (8.8")
October
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Water t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 119 mm (4.7")
November
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Water t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 135 mm (5.3")

(Manila)

Autumn Holidays

November, 1 — all saints day;
November, 2 — all souls day;
November, 30 — birthday of one of the leaders of the Philippine revolution, Bonifacio.

Winter in the Philippines

Winter in the Philippines is high tourist season, since the rains, hurricanes and typhoons are at the least. Weather stabilizes, it becomes much drier and a little cooler due to the influence of northeast winds. However, some resorts in the Eastern part of the archipelago may experience heavy rains. As a rule, they begin in the evening or at night, but in the morning the sky is striking in its "purity".

The lowest temperature recorded high in the mountains and in the Central part of the country, several in the South hotter than the North. Evenings are very pleasant, as the air is cooled to +23 °C (73 °F). This is the perfect time for a beach holiday: the temperature of water and air in perfect proportions, strong waves there, and the sun isn't as aggressive as in the summer.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Water t°: +27.5 °C (82 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 82 mm (3.2")
January
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Water t°: +26.5 °C (80 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 27 mm (1.1")
February
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Water t°: +26.5 °C (80 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 13 mm (0.5")

(Manila)

Winter Holidays

December, 30 — the birthday of national hero rizal;
December 31 — New year's eve;
January, 1 — New Year;
February, 25 — people power revolution anniversary.


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