Weather in May in Philippines

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in May 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 May?

The weather in Philippines in May ranges from poor to tolerable depending on the destination.

May has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from warm in Baguio with 25°C (77°F) to very warm temperatures in Boracay with 35°C (95°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 25°C (77°F) in Boracay and 17°C (62°F) in Baguio. Temperatures can be very high, so be prepared and make sure to pack light clothes.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in General Santos with 77mm (3inch) rainfall to heavy in Baguio with 344mm (14inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 221 hours of sunshine in Manila during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Philippines.

Where to go in Philippines in May

Find the average weather conditions in May 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 May for the 5 most popular destinations in Philippines?

Average weather in Manila

In May Manila generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (92°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 27°C (81°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
<<   April April
<<  
34°C / 93°F 
27°C / 80°F 
261 hours 
25mm / 1inch 
2 days 
33°C / 92°F 
27°C / 81°F 
221 hours 
148mm / 5.8inch 
9 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
26°C / 80°F 
162 hours 
255mm / 10inch 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Manila

Average weather in Boracay

In May Boracay generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 35°C (95°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (77°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Boracay
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
33°C / 91°F 
25°C / 77°F 
65mm / 2.6inch 
8 days 
35°C / 95°F 
25°C / 77°F 
98mm / 3.9inch 
10 days 
June   >> June
>>  
34°C / 93°F 
25°C / 77°F 
209mm / 8.2inch 
16 days 
poor 
Climate in Boracay

Average weather in Puerto Princesa

In May Puerto Princesa generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (77°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Puerto Princesa
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
33°C / 91°F 
25°C / 76°F 
54mm / 2.1inch 
7 days 
33°C / 91°F 
25°C / 77°F 
120mm / 4.7inch 
12 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 76°F 
175mm / 6.9inch 
17 days 
Climate in Puerto Princesa

Average weather in Cebu City

In May Cebu City generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C (78°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
<<   April April
<<  
32°C / 90°F 
25°C / 78°F 
45mm / 1.8inch 
6 days 
33°C / 91°F 
26°C / 78°F 
98mm / 3.9inch 
8 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
25°C / 78°F 
176mm / 6.9inch 
14 days 
Climate in Cebu City

Average weather in Panglao City

In May Panglao City generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C (78°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
<<   April April
<<  
32°C / 90°F 
25°C / 78°F 
45mm / 1.8inch 
6 days 
33°C / 91°F 
26°C / 78°F 
98mm / 3.9inch 
8 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
25°C / 78°F 
176mm / 6.9inch 
14 days 
Climate in Panglao City

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Philippines.

Is May the best time to go to Philippines?

In our opinion May is not the best time to visit Philippines with commonly unpleasant 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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