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Best time to visit Cebu City, Philippines

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The best time to visit Cebu City is December-January

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, December-January is the best time to go to Cebu City.

The warmest month of the year in Cebu City is May, where the average temperature gets to around 31℃ (87℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 33℃ (92℉) on the hottest days in summer. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 23℃ (74℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Cebu City when the days are longest, you should visit in June. The wet season in Cebu City usually falls during the months surrounding November each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Cebu City, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

June

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Cebu City seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Cebu City as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Cebu City is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Cebu City

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Cebu City for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Cebu City climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Cebu City for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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NOV
DEC

Cebu City in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cebu City in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Cebu City in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 18 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cebu City in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Cebu City in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cebu City in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Cebu City in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cebu City in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Cebu City in May

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cebu City in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Cebu City in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cebu City in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Cebu City in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 21 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cebu City in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Cebu City in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 19 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cebu City in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Cebu City in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cebu City in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Cebu City in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cebu City in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Cebu City in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 116mm (5") over 23 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cebu City in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Cebu City in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 102mm (4") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cebu City in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Cebu City is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Cebu City is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Cebu City is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Cebu City, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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