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Old 03-21-2018, 08:55 PM
 
Location: From Sunny Honolulu to Rainy Puget Sound Area
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I am going to re-visit my girlfriend living in the Philippines.

However, due to my work condition, and also my plans/timeline on purchasing a new home, I'm planning on visiting my girlfriend in the Philippines towards the end of June.

I have heard (even from my GF) that it is monsoon/rainy season in the Philippines during the summer time.

Is this true for the entire region of the Philippines? Or does the rainy/monsoon season only affect certain parts of the Philippines?

I was hoping to do some outdoor hiking activities with my GF during my visit.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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The dry season starts in late November and ends in May. The rainy seasons starts in June and lasts until October. September and October are often the typhoon season in the Philippines.

I have been in Mindanao and Cebu during those months and there was way too much rain and mud to be able to hike, hope you get better weather and hope the area you visit is not inundated with rain like it was the time we were here during those months. I am in Cebu right now, weather is beautiful, we visit from February to mid May and then head back to the U.S. just as the rains start coming most years.
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The summer monsoon brings heavy rains to most of the archipelago from May to October. Annual average rainfall ranges from as much as 5,000 millimetres (197 in) in the mountainous east coast section of the country, to less than 1,000 millimetres (39 in) in some of the sheltered valleys. Monsoon rains, although hard and drenching, are not normally associated with high winds and waves.
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:02 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I am going to re-visit my girlfriend living in the Philippines.

However, due to my work condition, and also my plans/timeline on purchasing a new home, I'm planning on visiting my girlfriend in the Philippines towards the end of June.

I have heard (even from my GF) that it is monsoon/rainy season in the Philippines during the summer time.

Is this true for the entire region of the Philippines? Or does the rainy/monsoon season only affect certain parts of the Philippines?

I was hoping to do some outdoor hiking activities with my GF during my visit.
It all depends on where in the Philippines you are going. If you are going to Mindanao it always rains there and there is really no difference in the seasons. But if your going to the Visaya or Luzon regions then there is a very big difference between the two. It doesn't rain all the time but it does rain significantly.
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:04 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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The dry season starts in late November and ends in May. The rainy seasons starts in June and lasts until October. September and October are often the typhoon season in the Philippines.

I have been in Mindanao and Cebu during those months and there was way too much rain and mud to be able to hike, hope you get better weather and hope the area you visit is not inundated with rain like it was the time we were here during those months. I am in Cebu right now, weather is beautiful, we visit from February to mid May and then head back to the U.S. just as the rains start coming most years.
Which part of Mindanao if you don't mind me asking? If it's around CDO then yes I can see that but if your talking Davao or GenSan then you have to know that it just rains all the time and there is no real difference between the seasons.
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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Which part of Mindanao if you don't mind me asking? If it's around CDO then yes I can see that but if your talking Davao or GenSan then you have to know that it just rains all the time and there is no real difference between the seasons.
CDO to Bukidnon around Overview and everything in between but the rains are worse during the time he plans to visit.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:07 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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That's what I know of as well but alittle further south it just rains all the time regardless.
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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It's hit and miss. The rainy season is about twice as wet as the non-rainy season. Even while a typhoon is in progress, it just rains (hard but briefly) a coupled times a day. This is the dry season, and it's rained three of the last four days, usually at night.

Last year I was in Zamboanga (Mindanao) for a typhoon week. Schools were closed, ferries were not running, there was video on TV news of landslides. But we went about our business in the city without any inconvenience, and never got wet once, didn't even notice the weather except for an occasional downpour. One day there was steady rain all day, but it was the kind you can walk around in.
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:58 AM
 
Location: From Sunny Honolulu to Rainy Puget Sound Area
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It all depends on where in the Philippines you are going. If you are going to Mindanao it always rains there and there is really no difference in the seasons. But if your going to the Visaya or Luzon regions then there is a very big difference between the two. It doesn't rain all the time but it does rain significantly.

I will be going to the northern parts of the Philippines in the Illocos Sur province area.

My girlfriend told me to be prepared for rainy season during the summer time. So that got me worried, because the only time I can visit her in the coming months is towards the end of June.

I was hoping to do some outdoor hiking activities with her. But bummers.....looks like my outdoor plans with her will have to be cancelled.
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Old 03-24-2018, 04:02 AM
 
Location: From Sunny Honolulu to Rainy Puget Sound Area
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It's hit and miss. The rainy season is about twice as wet as the non-rainy season. Even while a typhoon is in progress, it just rains (hard but briefly) a coupled times a day. This is the dry season, and it's rained three of the last four days, usually at night.

Last year I was in Zamboanga (Mindanao) for a typhoon week. Schools were closed, ferries were not running, there was video on TV news of landslides. But we went about our business in the city without any inconvenience, and never got wet once, didn't even notice the weather except for an occasional downpour. One day there was steady rain all day, but it was the kind you can walk around in.
@ Cebuano. Good info.

However, seems like a lot of you guys who responded to my thread tend to visit the Davao/Mindanao, Cebu, or Visayan area. Basically the southern parts of the Philippines

I am not going down there. Although I wanted to catch a short plane ride with my girlfriend either to Puerto Princessa or to Cebu to enjoy the beaches there. But with the rainy season...eh...forget about the beaches.

I will be arriving at NAIA again, and then GF's dad will drive us all the way up to Illocos Sur. So this is the northern part of the Philippines.

I guess not too many tourists visit the Illocos area as opposed to the Cebu, Boracay Island, Mindanao/Davao southern regions.
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