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

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

When to go to Zambales, Philippines

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

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

January

If you vacation in Zambales during January, you are likely to find that it is really hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear

February

If you visit Zambales during February, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

March

In March, Zambales is consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (low 30s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the 90s F (mid 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Zambales, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses

April

If you go to Zambales in April, you will notice that it is extremely hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Shorts

May

If you go to Zambales in May, you will notice that it can be sweltering, extremely rainy and very stormy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat

June

June here is consistently hot, extremely rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

July

In July, Zambales can be sweltering, extremely rainy and somewhat stormy. 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 Zambales, with most of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

August in Zambales can be very hot and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

September

September in Zambales is really hot, extremely rainy 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 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

October

If you vacation in Zambales during October, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and extremely rainy. 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 between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Shorts

November

In November, Zambales can be very hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 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 Zambales, with most of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

December

If you are traveling to Zambales in December, you will notice that it is really hot and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain almost every day. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Zambales, 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 Zambales

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