The city of Manila is located 14 degrees north of the equator in a tropical climatic zone. The climate of Manila is characterized by high temperatures throughout the year, high humidity and two seasons that differ according to rainfall.
The rainy season extends from June to October. While the dry season includes the months between December and April. The remaining months are a transition between the dry and wet seasons.
The city has an average of over 2,000 mm of rain per year spread over 143 rainy days. The period of the most intense rains – that is, the months between June and September – is also the one in which typhoons often hit the city. The rainiest month is August, with an average of 476 mm of rain. The driest month is February with an average of only 7 mm of rain. The average annual humidity is 73%, marked is the difference between August, the wettest month, with 83%. and April, the driest month, with 64% humidity.
As for temperatures, due to the location of the city not too far from the equator, they are subject to only small variations during the year. On average, temperatures are still high all year round.
The hottest month is May which has a daily average of 29.5 ° C, with the maximum average temperatures reaching 33.4 ° C and the minimum average temperatures having values of 25.7 °. January is the coldest month with an average daily temperature of 25.2 ° C, in this month the maximum average temperatures reach 29.5 ° C and the average minimum temperatures have values of 22.3 °. Manila has an average of just over 2,100 hours of sunshine per year. The months with the most sunshine are those between March and May. According to the climate of Manila, the month of April is by far the month most likely to be sunny: 70%.
The temperature of the sea water in Manila, as well as that of the air, undergoes only small seasonal fluctuations. It varies between 29.8 ° C in May and 27 ° C in February.
WHEN TO GO TO MANILA
The best time to travel to Manila is the dry season between December and mid-May. In these months, in addition to the lowest humidity – in April the city touch the lowest value of the year with 64% – Manila have the highest value for the hours of sunshine – always in April with 258 hours of sunshine -. Due to the heavy and intense rains and the risk of tropical typhoons, the months between June and September are to be avoided.
THE CLIMATE OF MANILA: CLIMATE TABLES
|MANILA (16 meters)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|
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