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Philippines Climate & When to go

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The climate is tropical, with March to May (summer) being the hottest months.

The rainy season starts in June and extends through October with strong typhoons possible. The coolest months are from November to February, with mid-January to end of February considered the best for cooler and dryer weather.

Locations exposed directly to the Pacific Ocean have frequent rainfall all year. This includes the popular Pagsanjan Falls southeast of Manila (though the falls will get you wet regardless).

The average temperatures range from 78°F / 25°C to 90°F / 32°C, and humidity is around 77 percent. 

Baguio, which is branded as the summer capital of the Philippines, tends to be cooler due to its being located in mountainous regions with temperatures at night going below 20°C (68°F).

During summer, the country experience droughts, sometimes at extreme conditions, from March (sometimes early as February) to May (sometime extending to June) water supply drops with most of the power plants being hydro electric meaning during summer, you'll be experiencing regular black-outs (locally known as brown-outs), so it isn't much suggested to travel during the months of March to May.

Festivals in Philippines

Event Panagbenga
the Baguio Flower Festival is held every February. Street parades, colorful floats and costumes and native dance displays have drawn huge crowds to Baguio every year.
in Baguio
Event Philippine International Hot-Air Balloon Fiesta
is held every year between January and February at Clark Special Economic Zone. It features multicolored hot-air balloons with more than a hundred balloon pilots from around the world and considered to be the biggest aviation sports event in the country.
in Angeles
Event Tigtigan Terakan Keng Dalan
(Music and Dancing in the Streets) which started in 1992, is an annual all-night party along MacArthur Highway, Balibago, held on the last friday & saturday of October. Restaurants & bars set-up tables & chairs along the streets, and serves over-flo... more
in Angeles
Event Sisig Festival
is held annually in the month of December, celebrating the Kapampangan dish, sisig, which said to have been originated in this city.
in Angeles
Religious Festival Tinagba Festival
it is the harvest offering on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes every 11th of February in Iriga City. During the festival all the different barrios join the celebration by making a well-decorated cart drawn by a carabao
in Camarines Sur
Event Bowa-Bowaan Festival
held evey May 2, coinciding the town fiesta of Nabua. The highlight of the affair is the re-enactment of the 13th century pagan rites which is enriched by colorful costumes. The rite is dramatic revival of the traditional boa feast during the pre-Spanish era whe... more
in Camarines Sur
Food Festival Feast of Our Lady of Buenviaje
the town fiesta of Sabang, held every last Saturday of May, highlighted by a fluvial procession
in Camarines Sur
Religious Festival Penafrancia Festival
every year on the third week of September, the most awaited celebration of Bicol is being held in honor of Our Lady of Penafrancia. Her centuries old image becomes an object of a stirring religious event which is the ceremonial fluvial procession
in Camarines Sur
Religious Festival Lagonoy Festival
every 1st day of May Lagonoy celebrating the town fiesta in honor to the patron saint's St.Phillip and St.James.The highlight of the affair is to promote the town's best products and native foods.
in Camarines Sur
Religious Festival Kamundagan Festival
Naga City open its doors every December in commemorating of their charter anniversary and the birth of Jesus Christ. Highlights of the festivity are: Kiri-kiti, Pastoras, Beauty Search, Agro-Industrial Fair, Cultural Presentation, Civic Parade, Bikol Song Festival
in Camarines Sur
These are just 10 of 30 Festivals in Philippines. Show more.

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