Manila Climate

The dry season is unquestionably the best time to visit Manila. Because Manila is totally within the tropics, it has a tropical savanna climate that is hot, especially during the day, and has very high humidity levels all year. Temperatures rarely drop below 20°C and hardly ever rise over 35°C, indicating that the temperature range is narrow. When planning a vacation to Manila, travellers should take into account the typhoon season, as well as the dry and wet seasons.

Best Time To Visit Manila

Best Time To Visit Manila By Month

Late December to April – The Best Time To Visit Manila For All Activities (Dry / Hot Season)

Manila’s dry season runs from late December until mid-April. The weather is pleasant during the cooler months of December to February, with average temperatures ranging from 25 °C to 31 °C, and slightly hotter between March and April, with temperatures averaging 32 °C. May is frequently the hottest month, with temperatures occasionally reaching 35 °C. To be more specific, the months of January to early April are generally considered to be the best months to visit Manila, while the months of December and end April do have some rain.

Despite the occasional rain in December, Manila’s peak season begins in December and lasts until February. This is because the majority of visitors and locals will be celebrating Christmas and New Year. Most prominently, the city hosts theProcession of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, which attracts millions of Catholic worshippers every January 9.

May to November – The Best Time To Visit Manila For Budget Travelers & Backpackers (Rainy & Low Season)

The rainy season also the low season lasts from May to November, with temperatures ranging from 25 °C to 30 °C, and typhoons frequently strike between June and September. As previously stated, May is the warmest month of the year, with August being the wettest.

Despite the fact that these are the rainiest months of the year, it rarely rains all day. When it rains, the downpour is incredibly heavy but only lasts for a short period of time. However, it may result in flooding in a certain area of the city or its neighborhood. Due to its short heavy downpours that are always interspersed by plenty of sunshine, many people still insist on visiting Manila during the rainy season since it is the best time to find cheaper hotels and less congested.

More About Manila

Manila, the capital of the Philippines located in the Eastern part of Manila Bay on the island of Luzon. The city is one of the cosmopolitan cities of the world and the nation’s center of education, business, industrial center, entertainment, transportation and the prime tourist destination. Manila is also known as one of the Pearl of the Orient

This city is the second most populous city in the Philippines after the city of Quezon, the former capital of the Philippines.  It has an area of about ​​38.55 square kilometres with a population of more than 16 million people. 

Manila has a reputation as a congested concrete jungle, and is frequently ignored as a mere stopover for travelers trying to reach other provinces or islands in the Philippines. This reputation is to some degree deserved, but Manila is still growing rapidly and has its own rich history and experiences to offer. The sprawling & bustling city has many attractions to explore like churches; its diverse and complicated culture; colonial history; gigantic malls; bustling markets; hidden architectural gems and vibrant nightlife. 

How To Go

Metro Manila is the primary gateway to the Philippines. Most of the foreign visitors arrive by plane & land in (NAIA Airport) Ninoy Aquino International Airport  (IATA: MNL). It consists of 3 terminals as well as 1 domestic passenger terminal:

  • Terminal 1 — All international carriers except all Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Emirates, Singapore airlines, Delta. 
  • Terminal 2 — All domestic Philippine Airlines.
  • Terminal 3 — All PAL Express, Cebu Pacific, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Emirates, Singapore airlines, Delta and all Air Asia International flights.
  • Manila Domestic Passenger terminal — Air Asia domestic flights and Inter-island Airways flights.

By Air

  • (BKK) Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok ➔ (MNL) NAIA Airport (About 3 hr 30 min flight time) 
  • (KLIA) Kuala Lumpur International Airport  ➔  (MNL) NAIA Airport (About 3 hr 55 min flight time)
  • (SIN) Singapore Changi Airport ➔  (MNL) NAIA Airport (About 3 hr 40 min flight time)

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