Metro Manila, Philippines: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Metro Manila, Philippines? If you're planning to go to Metro Manila, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Metro Manila, Philippines

Based on the climate and weather in Metro Manila, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Metro Manila, Philippines

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Metro Manila, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Metro Manila, Philippines by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in this region is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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February

If you vacation in Metro Manila during February, you are likely to see that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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March

If you vacation in Metro Manila during March, you are likely to notice that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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April

April for Metro Manila can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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May

If you visit Metro Manila during May, you might find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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June

In June, Metro Manila is constantly hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (low 30s C) and once in a while jump into the 90s F (mid 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Metro Manila, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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July

In July, Metro Manila is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Metro Manila, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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August

If you vacation in Metro Manila during August, you will probably find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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September

September in Metro Manila is really hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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October

If you vacation in Metro Manila during October, you may see that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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November

In November, Metro Manila can be very hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Metro Manila, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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December

December in Metro Manila is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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