Seasons in Philippines

Country radiant smiles and incredibly beautiful exotic nature — Philippines, is a country in Southeast Asia in the Western Pacific spread over 7100 Islands.

In comparison with other Southeast Asian Nations, the Philippines can be attributed to one of the less visited "pearls" of this region. However, due to applied by the government's efforts to revive tourism, improve infrastructure, hospitality and security issues, in recent years there has been a sharp increase in the annual number of visitors. In an average season, lasting from November to may, here comes some 5 million people from different corners of the globe. Stay in the Philippines is primarily a harmony and inner peace in the lap of pristine nature. 11 Philippine resorts are ideal conditions for beach and "okoloplodnykh" pleasures. Additionally, the country spins as a perfect place for surfing, diving and snorkeling. An increasing number of exotic Philippine state is gaining with the help of huge "ekskursionka" — cultural program here is very intense. But no matter what holiday plans do not bore the tourists, they all share a love of bright impressions, unusual experiences and a high level of service.

The Philippines ranked high in the world rankings among 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 presents many surprises, and diving ultimately does not deceive the hopes assigned to it. 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 some dive sites, these dates may shift slightly depending on weather and geographical location. So, the reefs of Tubbataha the most comfortable conditions for diving are observed in a short period between March and the end of June.

Hundreds of thousands of tourists who enjoy an active lifestyle, come to the Philippines to try real surfing as he is. Here you can not only surfing, but also on the windsurf and kite. Surfing is almost on every island but in different time of year conditions on the same spots of different. 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 most "revealing" waves are observed in September-October. No wonder it was at this time held here the world Cup of surfing. Another important event in the field of this sport is the January championship of the Asian Cup in Windsurfing on Boracay island.

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 Philippines

In March, a small but nonetheless noticeable increase in daily temperatures. At this time in the archipelago dominated by Sunny and dry weather. April along with may, the hottest month of the year: during the day the temperature can rise to +35 degrees. In may the bulk of the Islands begins to feel the impact of cyclones.

The southwest monsoon dumped rain clouds, leading to periodic rains. However, in the last calendar month of spring signifies they are just 11-12 days, so it is possible to swim. The only "but" — high water temperature, reaching in some places 30 degrees.

The climate of the spring months

(Manila)

March
Max average t°: +33 °C (91.4 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 6 mm (0.2")
April
Max average t°: +34 °C (93.2 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 2 mm (0.1")
May
Max average t°: +34 °C (93.2 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 110 mm (4.3")

Spring holidays

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

Summer in Philippines

Summer in the Philippines "raging" passions. At least 20 of 30 rainy days are issued because the ruling of the southwest monsoon, bringing humidity level soars 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 degrees.

June is the most popular month in terms of natural disasters, however, swim in the sea, warmed to a state of fresh milk, nice not 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, "paralyzed" are large areas. In addition, in some regions, devastating typhoons hit. In General, summer weather did not allow to relax.

The climate of the summer months

(Manila)

June
Max average t°: +33 °C (91.4 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 235 mm (9.2")
Jule
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 15 days
Precipitation: 235 mm (9.2")
August
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 22 days
Precipitation: 480 mm (18.9")


Summer holidays

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

Autumn in 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 Negras. Catastrophic flooding, typhoons (particularly in Wikisky Islands and the largest island of Luzon), the Philippines pursued 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 to speak still early.

The climate of the autumn months

(Manila)

September
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 18 days
Precipitation: 270 mm (10.6")
October
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 200 mm (7.9")
November
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 130 mm (5.1")

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 Philippines

Winter in the Philippines is high tourist season, since the rains, hurricanes and typhoons at many resorts in the past. 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 degrees. 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.

The climate of the winter months

(Manila)

December
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +21 °C (69.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (E")
January
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +21 °C (69.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 18 mm (0.7")
February
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +21 °C (69.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 7 mm (0.3")

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.