Philippine Climate Map

Vacation Tip: Philippine Climate

The Philippines has 7,000 plus beautiful islands. The exact number depends on whether it’s high tide or low tide, a phrase made immortal by a Philippine beauty queen. No two islands are created equal. One island (or, in another sense, province) may have a different climate from the next one.

Here are the climate conditions in different provinces of the Philippines, for those who intend to travel here:

  • Type I. There are two pronounced seasons: The dry season (from November to April) and wet season (rest of the year).
  • Type II. There is no dry season under this classification, with a very pronounced rainfall from November to January.
  • Type III. Seasons are not very pronounced. It is relatively dry from November to April, and wet during the rest of the year.
  • Type IV. Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year under this classification. (Image and description courtesy of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration [PAGASA]).

What are the seasons in the Philippines? We already noted in the previous article, on Typhoons in the Philippines, that there are two seasons in the Philippines: (1) the rainy season, from June to November; and (2) the dry season, from December to May. The dry season may be subdivided further into (a) the cool dry season, from December to February; and (b) the hot dry season, from March to May. Typhoons usually happen during the rainy season (for instance, see the Typhoon Watch for 2009).

There you go. Now you have an idea when best to travel to, and enjoy, the Philippines.

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