The Cebu weather forecast widget displayed below on this page will certainly be useful if you come to visit Cebu or any of the 168 islands that comprise this great province of the Visayas region in the central part of the Philippines. As with the rest of the country, to a certain extent, Cebu has a tropical wet and dry climate. Roughly, Cebu is ‘wet’ from May to December, and ‘dry’ from January to April.
We say “roughly” because the vast Cebu Province has two climates according to the geographic position of the territories and islands, as following:
- the southern half of the province is under a tropical monsoon climate
- the northern half of the province is under a tropical rainforest climate
- There are small areas such as Tuburan, Catongkolan, and Carmelo, that are under a tropical savanna climate
These subdivisions of the weather conditions in each area of the province do not have a major impact on the best time to visit Cebu, though: the dry season, from January to April, is obviously the most pleasant period to get suntanned and to enjoy all the outdoor leisure activities in Cebu.
Dry Season in Cebu
The dry season in Cebu runs from January to April. Temperatures range from averages around 30°C in January to up to 34°C in April. Paradoxically, January and February are among the coolest months, while March and April are the two hottest months of the year in Cebu. The number of rainy days during this period is naturally pretty low – usually around 14 out of 120 days receive rain.
Wet Season in Cebu
Running from May to December, the wet season also goes through variations. Average temperatures go from 34°C in May to 30°C in December. The wettest months of the year are from June to September. A positive point with Cebu Province is that this area is usually spared any tropical cyclones. The typhoon season in the Philippines is in July/August, but they usually pass further north in Luzon Region or south in Mindanao Region.