Climate In The Philippines
What Is The Climate In The Philippines?
The Philippines has a tropical maritime climate which is dominated by the monsoon season.
The temperature in all areas of the Philippines typically ranges between 75°F and 90°F throughout the year. Average annual humidity is around 80%. Mountainous regions and any area above sea level may experience cooler temperatures and lower humidity. The Philippines receives plenty of precipitation during monsoon season, but the rest of the year stays fairly dry. The average annual rainfall for the Philippines is about 100 inches, but this is distributed throughout the country and occurs mostly during monsoon season.
However, the Philippines is also prone to earthquakes, volcanos, typhoons, floods, landslides, and tsunamis. Of course, you wouldn’t be experiencing typhoons or earthquakes all the time. Most places in the world are at risk for some kinds of natural disasters at least during certain months, including any given destination in the United States. If you don’t want to be in residence during monsoon season in the Philippines, for example, decamp during those months to your other favorite haven.
The city of Dumaguete, located along a sheltered coast on the island of Negros, is protected against most of the typhoons that periodically batter many of the Philippines’ 7,107 islands. This makes it one of the most appealing options for foreigners looking to move to the Philippines.
As in any country, weather depends on your region, but generally the Philippines enjoys a warm, sunny climate with little temperature fluctuation from season to season.
Philippine Rainy Season (monsoon season): October to December
Philippine Dry Season: January to September (March to May is the hottest time of year)