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Best time to go to Manila

Weather guide on when is the best time to go to Manila.
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When is the best time to visit Manila?

In general the best time to visit Manila is probably March, when the weather is usually great. The hottest months are April, May, June, while the coldest months are January, February, August.
Depending on the activities you want to experience, you may choose different months to visit:
  • The best time for a sun tanning holiday is April, May, June. Average maximum temperatures are up to +91°F in May and it has 3 sunny days on average.
  • In general, it’s pleasant to walk and do outdoor activities during January - December.
  • If you want to avoid wet weather, then your choice is July, August, September with the lowest chance of rain.

Average weather in Manila in different months

This is the average weather in Manila for each month based on historic data:

In March the weather is great. There are an average of 9 sunny days in March and the temperature ranges from +77°F to +90°F.

January, February, April usually has good weather. Average maximum temperature reaches +91°F during April.

In May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December the weather is average. Expect around 108 rainy days, and the precipitation amounts to approximately 345 mm in July.

Climate in Manila

Here is the detailed breakdown of the climate in Manila for each month:
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Average Temperature

Here are the average maximum and minimum temperatures in Manila during the whole year:
The hottest month in Manila is May with average maximum temperature going up to +91°F. The coldest month is January with the lowest temperatures of +75°F.


The temperature feels different depending on humidity. Here is how humidity in Manila looks throughout the year, in %:
The most humid month in Manila is September with average humidity going up to 82%. The least humid month is April with an average humidity of 67%.


Amount of rainfall in mm. in Manila during the whole year based on historical data:
The sunniest and driest month is March with approximately 9 sunny days and a total precipitation of around 24 mm. The rainiest and wettest month is July with approximately 21 rainy days and 345 mm of total precipitation.


Frequently asked questions about the weather in Manila:

What is the hottest month in Manila?

The hottest month in Manila is May with average maximum temperature of +91°F.

What is the coldest month in Manila?

The coldest month in Manila is January with minimum temperatures of +75°F.

Is Manila worth visiting in winter?

If you are planning to visit Manila in winter you can expect pretty good weather. The best month is May with +91°F and 3 sunny days.

When does it rain the least in Manila?

if you're looking to visit Manila when it rains the least, you should plan your trip for July, August, September. During this time, rainfall is rare with the driest month being April with only 15 mm of rain.

Other cities in Philippines

Check out the weather for other cities in Philippines.

Monthly weather in Manila

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Manila, 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.