The climate can be described as tropical, where March to May (summer) are the hottest months. The rainy season begins in June and lasts until October with strong typhoons. The coolest months are from November to February, with mid-January to late February being the best for cooler and drier weather. Locations directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean have frequent rainfall throughout the year. This includes the popular Pagsanjan Falls southeast of Manila (although the falls will still make you wet).
Average temperatures range from 25° C to 32° C, and humidity is 77 percent. Baguio, which is referred as the summer capital of the Philippines, has a tendency to be cooler because of its location in the mountains where night temperatures drop below 20° C. In summer, the country experiences droughts from March (sometimes as early as February) to May (sometimes as late as June), sometimes under extreme conditions. Due to this water scarcity, there are regular power cuts (locally known as brown-outs) in summer, as many power plants consist most of hydropower and air conditioning.