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Best time to visit Davao City, Philippines

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The best time to visit Davao City is January-February

While Davao City is a popular destination to visit all year round, January-February is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, the temperature in Davao City can rise as high as 33℃ (92℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Davao City is around 22℃ (71℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Davao City in March, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. May sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in February instead.

Learn more about when to travel to Davao City, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

March

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Davao City seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Davao City as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Davao 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 Davao 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 Davao 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.

Davao 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 Davao 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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DEC

Davao City in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Davao City in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Davao City in March

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Davao City in April

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Davao City in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 96mm (4") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Davao City in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 82mm (3") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Davao City in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 92mm (4") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Davao City in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Davao City in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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

Davao City in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 83mm (3") over 24 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Davao City in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Davao City in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Davao City is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Davao City is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Davao City is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Davao City, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in March are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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