Intellicast's Climate Guide To The Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,000 islands in the western Pacific just north of the equator. The larger islands are very mountainous. The southernmost islands have an equatorial climate with rather uniform precipitation throughout the year. The rest of the island chain has a tropical monsoon climate much like Indochina with a single period of heavy rainfall. The peak rainfall for most areas occurs from July to October when the southwesterly monsoon blows.

For these islands, the rainfall is enhanced further during the period of August to October, when Pacific typhoons threaten. Most of these typhoons first develop east of the Philippines and then intensify as they move to the South China Sea. These storms often threaten loss of life from flooding and mudslides.

Temperatures are high throughout the year. During the wet season, cloudy, humid conditions make the high temperatures more difficult to take. During the dry season, conditions are more pleasant with slightly lower humidities and refreshing sea breezes.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Month
Record Low
Normal Low Normal High Record High Average Rainfall Average # Of Rain Days
January 58°F
14°C
69°F
21°C
86°F
30°C
95°F
35°C
0.9 inches
23 mm
6
February 60°F
16°C
69°F
21°C
88°F
31°C
96°F
36°C
0.5 inches
13 mm
3
March 61°F
16°C
71°F
22°C
91°F
33°C
98°F
37°C
0.7 inches
18 mm
4
April 63°F
17°C
73°F
23°C
93°F
34°C
100°F
38°C
1.3 inches
33 mm
4
May 68°F
20°C
75°F
24°C
93°F
34°C
101°F
38°C
5.1 inches
130 mm
12
June 71°F
22°C
75°F
24°C
91°F
33°C
100°F
38°C
10.0 inches
254 mm
17
July
69°F
21°C
75°F
24°C
88°F
31°C
97°F
36°C
17.0 inches
432 mm
24
August 69°F
21°C
75°F
24°C
87°F
31°C
95°F
35°C
16.6 inches
422 mm
23
September 69°F
21
°C
75°F
24°C
88°F
31
°C
95°F
35
°C
14.0 inches
356 mm
22
October 67°F
19°C
74°F
23°C
88°F
31°C
95°F
35°C
7.6 inches
193 mm
19
November 62°F
17°C
72°F
22°C
87°F
31°C
93°F
34°C
5.7 inches
145 mm
14
December 60°F
16°C
70°F
21°C
86°F
30°C
94°F
34°C
2.6 inches
66 mm
11
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