What's the weather like? General overview but also please detail for each month of the year.
November to May is the most popular time of year to visit the Philippines when rainfall is at its lowest and even the more remote regions of this island archipelago can be accessed without difficulty. The weather is especially hospitable between December and February when temperatures are refreshingly cool and days are sunny with blue skies. The wet season typically begins in June, with typhoons a possibility from August through to October.
The Philippines enjoys a tropical climate that is for the most part hot and humid year-round, but can be roughly divided into a dry season between November and May, and a wet season between June and October. Although in recent years, due to climate change, summers have been extending into June and July. Average annual temperatures of 26°C are experienced across the country, with May being the hottest month of the year in the Philippines and rain does occur all year round.
When is the best time of year to visit the Philippines?
Dry season in the Philippines spans from November to May, and these months are considered the best time of year to visit this tropical archipelago. It's worth bearing in mind that temperatures and humidity levels are particularly high in April and May and being a tropical country there is rainfall year round.