Manila Climate & Weather
Manila Climate and Weather
Manila has hot, humid weather all year round and the city's proximity to the equator ensures that the temperature range is small, rarely dropping below 68°F (20°C) and seldom rising above 100°F (38°C). It is a little cooler between November and February and the hottest month is May, when the temperature averages 83ºF (28ºC). The rainy season is between June and October, although some precipitation is possible all through the year. The driest period is between December and May. During the rainy season rain tends to come in heavy, short downpours and in between there is still plenty of sunshine; some travellers insist that a visit during the rainy season is ideal because it is cheaper and less crowded, and the downpours are refreshing. Between June and September typhoons can hit the city and these storms sometimes cause flooding. The hot weather and humidity is pleasantly tempered by sea breezes for much of the year. Manila suffers from high levels of air pollution and smog is very common. The most popular time to visit Manila is between January and May, when it is at its driest, but it is essentially a year-round travel destination. Tourists should be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen whatever time of year they visit.
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