One country - four different cliamte zones
No place on the Philippines is more that 200km away from the coast. This proximity to the ocean as well as the location of the islands in the tropical zone form the climate of the Philippines. The whole year round you can find balanced temperatures of around 26°C with only little variations.

Between May and November you can find most of the rainfall which is caused by the Southeast monsoon. On the west coast (Manila) you won’t find much rainfall whereas on the east coast (Davao) a humid climate dominates the whole year round. Due to the fact that the Philippines are located on such a huge area the climate is different in the northern and southern parts and you can’t give general climate information for the whole insular state.

Between August and October there are many typhoons in the North and middle part of the Philippines. The dry season (November to May) as well as the rainy season (June to October) should not be taken too seriously all around the Philippines. In contrast to other countries in South East Asia like Thailand or Cambodia where you will find almost no rain during the dry season you have to count on rain in some parts of the Philippines the whole year round.
The Climate Zones:
  Type I:
Two pronounced seasons: Dry from November to April, wet during rest of the year.
  Type II:
No dry season with a very pronounced rainfall from November to April and wet during rest of the year.
  Type III:
Seasons are not very pronounced, relatively dry from November to April wet during rest of the year.
  Type IV:
Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed through the year.





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