Sulu Islands, Philippines: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Sulu Islands, Philippines? If you're planning to go to Sulu Islands, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Sulu Islands, Philippines

Based on the climate and weather in Sulu Islands, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Sulu Islands, Philippines by month

January

January in Sulu Islands can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

February

If you go to Sulu Islands in February, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals

March

If you visit Sulu Islands during March, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts

April

If you visit Sulu Islands during April, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts

May

May in Sulu Islands is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts

June

If you are traveling to Sulu Islands in June, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear

July

If you go to Sulu Islands in July, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

August in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

September in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella

October

In October, Sulu Islands is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and once in a while jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Sulu Islands, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

November

If you go to Sulu Islands in November, you will notice that it is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

December

If you go to Sulu Islands in December, you will notice that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Sulu Islands, Philippines

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B and C
  • A SIM card that works in Sulu Islands

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