CLIMATE

The Climate of the Philippines is either tropical rainforest, tropical savanna or tropical monsoon, or humid subtropical (in higher-altitude areas) characterized by relatively high temperature, oppressive humidity and plenty of rainfall. There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall. This is dependent as well on your location in the country as some areas experience rain all throughout the year. Based on temperature, the seven warmest months of the year are from April to October; the winter monsoon brings cooler air from November to March. May is the warmest month, and January, the coolest.

The summer monsoon brings heavy rains to most of the islands from May to October. Annual average rainfall ranges from as much as 5,000mmin the mountainous east coast section of the country, to less than 1,000 mm in some of the sheltered valleys. Monsoon rains, although hard and drenching, are not normally associated with high winds and waves. The average year-round temperature measured from all the weather stations in the Philippines is 26.6 °C. Cooler days are usually felt in the month of January with temperature averaging at 25.5 °C and the warmest days, in the month of May with a mean of 28.3 °C.