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Best time to visit Manila, Philippines

Our verdict

The best time to visit Manila is January-February

Want to know when to travel to Manila? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, January-February is the best time to go to Manila. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 33℃ (92℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 35℃ (95℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 23℃ (73℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Manila when the days are longest, you should visit in May. The wet season in Manila usually falls during the months surrounding July 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.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Manila below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

May

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Manila seasons

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

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 Manila 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.

Manila 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 Manila 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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Manila in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Manila in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 7 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Manila in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Manila in April

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Manila in May

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 75mm (3") over 20 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Manila in June

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 96mm (4") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Manila in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 151mm (6") over 23 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Manila in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 113mm (4") over 19 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Manila in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 128mm (5") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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

Manila in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 74mm (3") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Manila in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Manila in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 11 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Manila is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (92℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Manila 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 Manila is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Manila, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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