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

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

When to go to Tacloban, Philippines

Based on the climate and weather in Tacloban, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Tacloban, Philippines by month

January

January here is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

March

If you vacation in Tacloban during March, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

April

If you visit Tacloban during April, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s 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 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

May

If you are traveling to Tacloban in May, you will notice that it is really hot and somewhat stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

June

June in Tacloban is really hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts

July

If you are traveling to Tacloban in July, you will notice that it is extremely hot and somewhat stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses

August

August for Tacloban can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

September

If you visit Tacloban during September, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s 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 80 and 90% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

October

If you are traveling to Tacloban in October, you will notice that it is extremely hot and somewhat stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

November

November for Tacloban is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

December

December in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Tacloban, Philippines

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tacloban, 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 Tacloban
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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