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The Climate of the Philippines is either tropical rainforest, tropical savanna or tropical monsoon, or humid subtropical (in higher-altitude areas) characterized by relatively high temperature, oppressive humidity and plenty of rainfall. There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall.This is dependent as well on your location in the country as some areas experience rain all throughout the year. Based on temperature, the seven warmest months of the year are from April to October; the winter monsoon brings cooler air from November to March. May is the warmest month, and January, the coolest.

Weather in the Philippines is monitored and managed by the government agency known locally by its acronym, PAGASA or the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.

The average year-round temperature measured from all the weather stations in the Philippines, excepting Baguio City, is 26.6 oC (79.9 oF). Cooler days are usually felt in the month of January with temperature averaging at 25.5 oC (77.9 oF) and the warmest days, in the month of May with a mean of 28.3 oC (82.9 oF).

Elevation factors significantly in the variation of temperature in the Philippines. In Baguio City, with an elevation of 1,500 m (5,000 ft) above sea level, the mean average is 18.3 oC (64.9 oF) or cooler by about 4.3 oC (15 oF). In 1915, a one-year study was conducted by William H. Brown of the Philippine Journal of Science on top of Mount Banahaw at 2,100 m. (6,900 ft) elevation. The mean temperature measured was 18.6 oC (65.5 oF), a difference of 10 oC (21.6 oF) from the lowland mean temperature.

In Manila and most of the lowland areas, temperatures rarely rise above 37oC (98.6 oF). The highest temperature recorded in the country was 42.2 oC (108.0 oF) in Tuguegarao Cagayan Valley on April 29, 1912 and again on May 11, 1969. The absolute minimum temperature of 3 oC (37.4 oF) was recorded in January 1903 in Baguio.