Weather in December in Philippines

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in December in Philippines. Is this month a good time to go to Philippines? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Philippines in December?

The weather in Philippines in December ranges from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

December has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from warm in Baguio with 24°C (74°F) to very warm temperatures in General Santos with 33°C (91°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 23°C (73°F) in General Santos and 14°C (57°F) in Baguio. It is one of the coldest months of the year.

Precipitation ranges from low in Dagupan with 11mm (0.4inch) rainfall to heavy in Surigao with 580mm (23inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 152 hours of sunshine in Manila during the whole month.

Where to go in Philippines in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Philippines on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Philippines

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in Philippines?

Average weather in Manila

In December Manila generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (76°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Manila
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
25°C / 77°F 
154 hours 
122mm / 4.8inch 
11 days 
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 76°F 
152 hours 
68mm / 2.7inch 
7 days 
January   >> January
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30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 75°F 
178 hours 
18mm / 0.7inch 
4 days 
Climate in Manila

Average weather in Boracay

In December Boracay generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Boracay
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
118mm / 4.6inch 
18 days 
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
83mm / 3.3inch 
16 days 
January   >> January
>>  
29°C / 84°F 
23°C / 73°F 
47mm / 1.9inch 
13 days 
Climate in Boracay

Average weather in Puerto Princesa

In December Puerto Princesa generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (74°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Puerto Princesa
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
215mm / 8.5inch 
15 days 
poor 
31°C / 87°F 
24°C / 74°F 
152mm / 6inch 
11 days 
January   >> January
>>  
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
36mm / 1.4inch 
5 days 
Climate in Puerto Princesa

Average weather in Cebu City

In December Cebu City generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (76°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Cebu City
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
25°C / 76°F 
161mm / 6.3inch 
14 days 
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 76°F 
140mm / 5.5inch 
14 days 
January   >> January
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 75°F 
105mm / 4.1inch 
12 days 
Climate in Cebu City

Average weather in Panglao City

In December Panglao City generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (76°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Panglao City
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
25°C / 76°F 
161mm / 6.3inch 
14 days 
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 76°F 
140mm / 5.5inch 
14 days 
January   >> January
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 75°F 
105mm / 4.1inch 
12 days 
Climate in Panglao City

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Is December the best time to go to Philippines?

In our opinion December is one of the best times to visit Philippines with commonly perfect weather in Manila.

On average the best time to visit Philippines is in January, February, March and December with generally perfect weather in Manila. The worst months are June, July, August, September and October that can have poor weather conditions.

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