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Philippines Climate & When to go

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The climate is tropical, with March to May (summer) being the hottest months.

The rainy season starts in June and extends through October with strong typhoons possible. The coolest months are from November to February, with mid-January to end of February considered the best for cooler and dryer weather.

Locations exposed directly to the Pacific Ocean have frequent rainfall all year. This includes the popular Pagsanjan Falls southeast of Manila (though the falls will get you wet regardless).

The average temperatures range from 78°F / 25°C to 90°F / 32°C, and humidity is around 77 percent. 

Baguio, which is branded as the summer capital of the Philippines, tends to be cooler due to its being located in mountainous regions with temperatures at night going below 20°C (68°F).

During summer, the country experience droughts, sometimes at extreme conditions, from March (sometimes early as February) to May (sometime extending to June) water supply drops with most of the power plants being hydro electric meaning during summer, you'll be experiencing regular black-outs (locally known as brown-outs), so it isn't much suggested to travel during the months of March to May.

Festivals in Philippines

Event Araw Ng Dabaw Festival
This annual festival celebrates the foundation of Davao City, Philippines on the 16th of March. The festival kicks off with a colorful parade throughout the city and also includes a beauty pageant
in Davao
Event Kadayawan Festival
Make sure to see the thanksgiving celebration in Davao City during the third week of August
in Davao
Religious Festival Sinulog Festival
The island of Cebu gets especially busy on the third Sunday of January due to the Sinulog Festival. It is the local way of honouring the Child Jesus. Main thoroughfares around the city are blocked for an all-day and all-night loud and colourful street party. Don... more
in Cebu
Event Bacolaodiat Festival
Spring Festival celebrated by the Filipino-Chinese community in Bacolod. This is held in the Provincial Lagoon. Bacolaodiat is derived from the words "Bacolod" and "Laodiat"; a Hokkien word for "Sinadya" in Hiligaynon, meaning "... more
in Bacolod
Event Panaad Sa Negros
"Panaad sa Negros", held every April in Bacolod City is considered as the "mother of festivals" in the province of Negros Occidental. It represents the festive nature of the Negrense, and commences with a mass, which is then followed by a ban... more
in Bacolod
Event Masskara Festival
3rd Week of October: A big annual Mardi Gras-like event celebrated every 3rd week of October. Each of the city's barangays (districts) joins the fierce competition for the best-costumed group. Lots of food and handicraft stalls, street dancing and beer at the Ba... more
in Bacolod
Music Festival Dinagyang Festival
Do you love stepping up to the beat? Ever enjoy the sound of drums and bare feet stomping into the pavement in perfect unison? How about joining the locals dancing in the streets with a bottle of beer? If you do, the Dinagyang Festival is just for you! It is... more
in Iloilo
Event Paraw Regatta
Claimed as the oldest traditional craft in Asia, the Paraw Regatta is a race among seafarers on colorful sailboats called Paraws in the Iloilo Strait between Guimaras Island and the city of Iloilo. The present-day paraw managed to maintain its original design fr... more
in Iloilo
Event Jaro Fiesta
Stay a week longer and experience the Jaro Fiesta. Visit the Jaro Cathedral and join the devotees, get yourself invited in a Jaro resident's house to experience Filipino hospitality, and also pass by the temporary market set up in the Plaza (park) across the cat... more
in Iloilo
Event Chinese New Year
If your timing is right, i.e. if the Chinese lunar calendar's aligned with your lucky stars, the Chinese New Year falls right smack within a week or two of the Dinagyang or Jaro Fiesta. The Iloilo Chinese Lunar New Year celebration has built up quite a reputatio... more
in Iloilo
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