Information on the Philippines and Manila

Climate and clothing

The climate is tropical with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 32°C. The rainy season extends from mid-May to mid-November, when it is advisable to have a light raincoat or umbrella. Humidity is high (65%–90%) all year.

Light clothing is recommended. Offices, hotels and shops are fully air-conditioned and visitors may sometimes feel the need for a light jacket or a sweater.

For official functions, a business suit or national costume is suggested.

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