Many are not aware that people living in Cebu are blessed to have such amazing tropical climate in a well-protected island. There has not been an instance where natural calamities such as tornados or tsunamis have struck the island hard in recent years. Heading back to the geography of the city, Cebu is actually located at the heart of the country and protected by surrounding islands. The climate of Cebu is determined by factors such as the movement of air, temperature and moisture. Weather conditions are consistently warm in the city, which makes it the perfect vacation destination for tropics-lovers.
Cebu has not experienced many strong typhoons. Apart from the recent devastation that a typhoon brought last 2008, the only previous incident dates back to 1990 with a direct hit of a typhoon. Earthquakes are also not a major problem as the city is far from the major fault line. Volcanoes are not a trouble as well as the ‘ring of fire’ is similarly distant.
Without needing to worry about the attack of natural calamities, it is no wonder that hundred of tourists head to Cebu to enjoy the warm weather all year round. Cebu is classified as having two climates: the dry and wet season. Humidity is a different story as Cebu has a very humid environment averaging 70-80 percent. Tempered breezes that blow over the island from the Pacific Ocean dictate the tropical climate of Cebu.
Rainfall is not that high in the region with 100mm per month as their average rainfall. The wet season goes during the months of June to December while people experience the dry season from January to May. Cebu experiences the heaviest rainfall in months of June and July. June usually starts the rainy season due to the southwest monsoon that brings torrential downpours, which makes June perhaps not the perfect month for tourists. November tends to be the wettest season of the year as the humidity increases at this time. While the rains do not last all day, they may make some roads impassable and may make your beach trip a drag. Despite this, raining in Cebu is usually fast and is accompanied by a bright warm sun right after, quickly returning the site to the sunny vacation spot you always wanted.
Depending on your preferences, Cebu’s tropical climate may either be a blessing or a curse. Temperatures reach a scorching 38 degrees Celsius high during the summer time of March to May, and go as low as 18 degrees Celsius at night during the cooler months of October to January. The average temperature of Cebu is around 26-38 degree Celcius and does not vary much with the exception of summer highs.
The best time to visit Cebu is during the months of December to May due to its dry season and hot climate. Tourists can walk around the city and get soaked in the pleasant sun during the day time. At night, the climate is equally pleasant with a nice cool sea breeze blowing over the island. Cebu’s weather conditions unquestionably make it an ideal spot for vacations.