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Best time to visit Dumaguete, Philippines

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The best time to visit Dumaguete is December-January

When’s the best time to visit Dumaguete, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Dumaguete is December-January.

The very hottest temperatures in Dumaguete get to around 32℃ (90℉) in the height of summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 24℃ (75℉) at night.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Dumaguete during the day, the sun stays up the longest around August. The wet season in Dumaguete falls around October, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in April instead.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Dumaguete, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

August

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Dumaguete seasons

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

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 Dumaguete 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.

Dumaguete 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 Dumaguete 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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Dumaguete in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Dumaguete in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 18 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Dumaguete in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 19 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Dumaguete in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 19 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Dumaguete in May

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 102mm (4") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Dumaguete in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 75mm (3") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Dumaguete in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 23 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Dumaguete in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Dumaguete in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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

Dumaguete in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 123mm (5") over 26 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Dumaguete in November

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 24 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Dumaguete in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Dumaguete is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (86℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Dumaguete 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 Dumaguete is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Dumaguete, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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