Today in Manila, Philippines
Thunderstorms likely. High 32C. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 90%.
Scattered thunderstorms during the evening. Partly cloudy skies after midnight. Low 24C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
This weather data was last updated 2015-09-03 16:45:06.
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The Philippines Weather
Philippine weather cannot be described by using just one single type of climate. There are many types of weather that you will see when you are in the country. The country of the Philippines is located in Southeast Asia and is composed of 7,107 islands. The country is not actually as small as people think it to be so the country can see tropical Savannah, tropical rainforest, tropical monsoon and humid sub-tropical climates. The country as a whole sees only two seasons every year and those are the dry season and the wet season. The two are defined because of the amount of rainfall which they see. The hottest time of the year is the dry season which goes from April to October.
Rain In The Philippines
The country of the Philippines will see heavy rain during the months of May through October. The amount of rain that you will see depends on where in the country you are. On the east coast of the country they can see over 5000 millimeters (or 197 inches), especially in the mountainous region. Some areas on the other hand, will only see less than 1000 millimeters (39.4 inches). The northern area in Philippine weather experiences 30 percent of its rain due to tropical cyclones in the area while in the south the amount is less than 10 percent. Because of the heavy rains during the rainy season, it is recommended that you visit www.philippineweather.net for updates during your visit to the country.
The country of the Philippines can see several storms which can be qualified as dangerous from the month of July all the way through October. The north and the east of the country are more likely to see typhoons than the rest of the country. Manila, however, gets hit as well. In Philippine weather the term bagyo is used to describe a tropical cyclone. On average the country will see about 20 typhoons or storms enter its area. At Philippine Weather.Net you can find information on current storms and some from its past. In 1993 a record was set when 19 typhoons hit the country of the Philippines. The lowest amount of typhoons to ever hit the country was four and that has happened four times in history.
Types Of Storms
The types of storms that you can see in Philippine weather are four. They include tropical depressions, tropical storms, typhoons and super typhoons. A tropical depression will see maximum wind speeds of 55 kph. Tropical storms can reach up to 119 kph winds with sustained speeds of 65 kph. Typhoons are storms which are considered very dangerous and which can reach sustained wind speeds of 120 kph to a maximum of 185 kph. The worse type of storm would be a super typhoon which has wind speeds over 185 kph. If you are in the country during typhoon season, it is essential that you stay updated by using Philippine Weather.Net as typhoons can result in great loss of life.
If you count the results in every single weather station in the country, the average temperature for Philippine weather is 26.6 Celsius (79.9 Fahrenheit). January is usually the coolest month and it averages maximum temperatures of 25.5 Celsius (77.9 Fahrenheit). May is the warmest month and the average daily mean temperature is 28.3 Celsius (82.9 Fahrenheit). That said the temperatures that you will encounter depend a lot on the elevation of the location. The higher elevations will of course see lower temperatures while the coastlines are hotter and more humid. Baguio City is at an elevation of 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) and it has a yearly average temperature of 18.3 Celsius (64.9 Fahrenheit). In low areas the temperatures usually stay under 37 Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit).
The country of the Philippines does not see extremely high temperatures however the relative humidity can be very high. Because of that, the hot days feel even hotter. There are a couple of things that influence the humidity in the Philippines. The first one is the moisture due to the evaporation of water in the ocean. The second one is the different winds that the country gets during the year. There is also a lot of rain in the country and that can cause severe humidity. Because of all these factors, a visitor would be well served to check www.philippineweather.net for information not only on temperatures but also on the humidity. Staying up to date with the weather will ensure that your planned activities are fun.
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