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Cebu City in May: Weather, Average temperature and Climate

Planning a trip and want to know what the weather in Cebu City in May will be like? Take a look at our weather guide for Cebu City, based on historical data.
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May

Weather in Cebu City in May 2025

OK Weather
Hot
🌧️
Rainy
If you plan to visit Cebu City in May, the weather is typically alright, with an average high temperature of +88°F during the day and approximately 0 sunny days. Expect some rainy, though, as there are typically 21 rainy days in the month and around 162 mm of precipitation. The weather is changeable so you may have to pack for every eventuality. Search flights in one click on Avionero.

Average weather

☀️
+88°F
Avg. max. temperature
+77°F
Min.
+93°F
Max.
162 mm
Total precipitation
78%
Avg. humidity
1 m/s
Avg. wind
0 ☀️
Sunny Days
1 ⛅️
Cloudy
21 🌦
Rainy
Our opinion: Cebu City has OK weather in May.

Average temperature in Cebu City in May

Here are the expected maximum, average and minimum temperatures in Cebu City for May based on the historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

Going from a maximum of +93°F during the day to a minimum of +79°F during the night, the temperature in May averages around +90°F.

The average maximum temperature goes down 12% by the end of the month, compared with the beginning of the month, from +90°F to +88°F.

Is Cebu City warm or cold in May?

Cebu City is typically hot in May.

Maximum temperatures go up compared to the previous month from +86°F to +88°F. The minimum temperature also goes up from +79°F to +81°F.

Make sure that you pack your summer linen and swimming costumes; it’s probably going to be hot.

May is one of the warmest months in Cebu City, here is the comparison with other months:

Climate in Cebu City in May

Cebu City weather looks like this, on average, in May and the surrounding months.
AprilMayJune
Avg. temperature
+86°F+88°F+88°F
Min. temperature
+77°F+77°F+77°F
Max. temperature
+91°F+93°F+93°F
Rainfall
102 mm162 mm219 mm
Wind
2 m/s1 m/s1 m/s
Humidity
78%78%80%
Air pressure
1009 HPa1008 HPa1008 HPa
Sunny days
100
Cloudy days
211
Rainy days
252118
Snowy days
000

May weather is still as ok as in April. It’s getting warmer as May arrives. The average maximum temperature goes up from +86°F to +88°F during the day. Prepare for more rain. Average rainfall goes from 102 mm to 162 mm. Humidity levels don’t change as the month goes on, averaging around 78%. Winds are calmer in comparison to April, going down from 2 m/s to 1 m/s on average. The days becoming less sunny, going from 1 sunny days in April to 0 in May.

June brings much the same weather, it remains ok.

Wind

Wind speed in Cebu City in May based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

The average wind speed is 3 m/s getting up to 6 m/s which is a medium breeze. You can feel it, especially getting out of the water.

The average wind speed in Cebu City is gradually increasing during May, going from 4 m/s to 5 m/s over the course of the month.

Rain

Amount of rainfall in mm during May in Cebu City based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Typically, there is a 97% chance of rain on an average day in May, with total rainfall of approximately 241 mm. The maximum amount of rainfall per day is around 120 mm, which is considered heavy rain. May is a pretty wet month with over 30 rainy days, so don’t forget to pack an umbrella, raincoat, and a pair of wellies.
Here’s how May is compared with other months in the amount of precipitation, total mm:
Cebu City wettest month is November, where a typical day has a 77% chance of precipitation and 232 mm of rainfall per day. March, on the other hand, is the driest month with a mere 87% chance of precipitation and 101 mm of rainfall per day.

How was the weather last May in Cebu City?

This is the weather in Cebu City in May 2023:
1 May
☁️
+90°F
2 May
🌧️
+87°F
3 May
🌧️
+82°F
4 May
🌧️
+86°F
5 May
🌧️
+88°F
6 May
☁️
+89°F
7 May
☁️
+89°F
8 May
☁️
+90°F
9 May
☀️
+89°F
10 May
☁️
+90°F
11 May
☁️
+89°F
12 May
🌧️
+90°F
13 May
🌧️
+90°F
14 May
☁️
+90°F
15 May
☁️
+90°F
16 May
☁️
+90°F
17 May
☁️
+92°F
18 May
☁️
+90°F
19 May
🌧️
+89°F
20 May
🌧️
+88°F
21 May
☁️
+88°F
22 May
🌧️
+91°F
23 May
☁️
+91°F
24 May
☁️
+90°F
25 May
🌧️
+89°F
26 May
🌧️
+88°F
27 May
☁️
+86°F
28 May
☁️
+86°F
29 May
☁️
+89°F
30 May
☁️
+88°F
31 May
☁️
+87°F
In May 2023 Cebu City had 1 sunny days, 19 cloudy days, and 11 rainy days. The average maximum temperature was +90°F, with an absolute maximum of +93°F and a minimum of +82°F. The average humidity was 82%, with a maximum of 100% and a minimum of 69%. The average wind speed was 3 m/s, with a maximum of 11 m/s and a minimum of 0 m/s.
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Climate Change Over the Years

This is how Cebu City climate has changed over the last 43 years.

The climate in Cebu City in May has not changed that much over the last 43 years.

The average temperature was the lowest in 1982 (+84°F) and the highest in 1998 (+87°F). The driest year was 1992 with only 1073 mm of rainfall, and the wettest year was 2022 with 3420 mm.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Cebu City in May:

Is May a good time to visit Cebu City?

It’s always a good time to visit Cebu City, but the weather is changeable in May, so plan a mix of indoor and outdoor activities and exploring, and pack for every eventuality.

Can you sunbathe in Cebu City in May?

Absolutely, May is hot in Cebu City. Plan on beach and pool time, and ensure that you pack light and breathable options to stay comfortable.

Is Cebu City rainy in May?

Cebu City is often rainy in May. You may get a bit damp when outside, so pack an umbrella, and maybe even a raincoat.

Is it sunny in Cebu City in May?

Usually, it’s not very sunny in Cebu City in May, often it’s pretty cloudy. Pack for any eventuality; layering can help reduce the number of bulky items needed.

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Monthly weather in Cebu City

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Cebu City, based on historical hourly weather data from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 2022.

For past dates, we show actual recorded data at the location at that time. Forecasts are based on recorded weather during that day of the year, averaged over the total years for which we have records (unless stated otherwise). The daily temperature is the highest recorded temperature in the shadow during that day.