The Philippines are very warm and humid throughout the year, and all are subject to seasonal monsoon rains May through October and November through February.
Annual rainfall is heavy but varies widely. The greatest amounts fall along the mountainous east coasts of Luzon, Samar, and the northern tip of Mindanao.
The Philippines (especially the eastern coasts of Luzon and Samar) are subject to typhoons July through October, and on average cause significant destruction.
Between March and May, hot, dry weather prevails across the islands, with high humidity levels.
Temperatures in Manila range from 70°F to 90°F (21°C to 32°C), with an average annual temperature of 80°F (26°C).
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|Land Area||298,170 km2|
|Water Area||1,830 km2|
|Total Area||300,000km2 (#72)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$807.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$7,700|