Philippines weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in the Philippines.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in the Philippines. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Philippines (Manila) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Philippines weather overview

The Philippine archipelago of more than 7,000 islands has a hot, steamy, equatorial climate in the south with heavy rainfall all year. In the north and central Philippines, a tropical climate prevails with a single rainy season which can run from late May to early November. The heaviest rains occur from July to October. Swept in by ferocious typhoons from the South China Sea, these can sometimes cause extensive damage and loss of life.

The summers are hot, cloudy and often muggy and oppressive. Many of the Philippine islands are mountainous and the higher reaches frequently experience heavy cloud and rainfall. The best time to visit is during the dry winter months (November to February) when conditions are sunny and pleasant and sea breezes dissipate humidity.

What to pack for Philippines weather

Light clothing is appropriate for any time of the year but should be supplemented with slightly warmer attire for mountain visits and chilly evenings. Be well prepared for the heavy rains in the summer months.

Which is the hottest month in the Philippines?

The hottest time of year in Manila, Philippines is normally May. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 34°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in the Philippines?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Manila, Philippines with 426mm on average. There are normally 22 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in the Philippines?

The sunniest time of year in Manila, Philippines is normally April with bright sunshine on average for 70% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in the Philippines?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Manila, Philippines in May when the water temperature reaches 30°C.

What is the flight time to the Philippines from the UK?

The flight time to the Philippines from the UK is typically 15 to 16 hours.

What is the time difference between the Philippines and the UK?

The time difference between the Philippines and the UK is GMT+8 hours.

What is the main language spoken in the Philippines?

The main languages spoken in the Philippines are Filipino and English.

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What is the currency in the Philippines?

The currency in the Philippines is the Philippine Peso (PHP).

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Which plugs are used in the Philippines?

Philippines uses electrical plug type A + B + C (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in the Philippines?

They drive on the right side of the road in the Philippines.

Compare Philippines weather with the USA

Below the Philippines weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Philippines (Manila) and the USA (Washington).

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