Monthly weather forecast and climate
Tagaytay, Philippines

A scenic view of the Luzon Island, featuring the iconic Vulcan Point and the Taal Volcano, located in Tagaytay, the Philippines
A scenic view of the Luzon Island, featuring the iconic Vulcan Point and the Taal Volcano, located in Tagaytay, the Philippines
Tagaytay has a tropical monsoon type of climate (Köppen climate classification Am) with hot, wet summers and cool, dry winters. The monsoon, location in the tropical latitudes, and high altitude chiefly influence the climate of the popular tourist city. Tagaytay is in the province of Cavite in the northern Philippines with Manila bay to its north, Laguna de Bay to the east, and Taal Volcano to the south.

Tagaytay lies at an altitude of 639 meters above sea level alongside a ridge stretching for 20 miles from west to east. Hills, mountains with grasslands, forests, and pine trees form the topography along with lakes, streams, and rivers. The core of the city lies on the top level of the ridge that forms the edge of the Taal Caldera, which drops sharply to the Taal Lake below.

Tagaytay has two primary weather patterns: dry from December to April and wet from May to November. Summers are moderate from March to May, with the warmest temperatures at an average of 30°C (86°F) at the peak of April. Winters are from December to February, are misty, foggy, and dry with the return of the monsoon rains. The cold season has mild temperatures that barely drop to an average of 26.7°C (80.1°F) during December. Days and nights are of similar duration due to Tagaytay's proximity to the equator. Spring and autumn are brief with mild weather.

The annual sunshine in Tagaytay lasts for 2135 hours. The average humidity is approximately 78%, which is relatively low than in other areas in the Cavite region. The skies remain cloudy most of the time in the monsoon season. Annual precipitation is an abundant 2540mm (100") due to high altitude and heavy monsoon rainfall. June to September is the rainiest period, and the city is often misty in the mornings.

The tropical location gives Tagaytay remarkably consistent temperatures as the average high and low temperatures, both, have small variations throughout the year.
The best time to visit Tagaytay is during the dry season from December to April. January and February are particularly favorable due to mild temperatures compared to the rest of the country. The retreat of the monsoon also sees greenery everywhere, and the scenery is breathtaking at high altitudes. The low humidity makes the dry season an excellent time for picnics, sports, adventures, spiritual retreats, and other activities.

The worst time to visit Tagaytay is from June to September when the monsoon is at its peak. The rainfall is abundant as the wet season often sees periods of a torrential downpour and contributes to 90% of the annual precipitation. Roads often face the brunt of the harsh weather and become challenging to navigate. Fog and mist often accompany periods of heavy rainfall that can reduce visibility to a few hundred meters.

Tagaytay's tropical location is susceptible to thunderstorms, typhoons, rainstorms, and floods. Thunderstorms with lightning strikes frequently occur during the wet season, particularly from June to August. The typhoon season in the Pacific Ocean that lasts from June to October affects the entire country, including Tagaytay, to a moderate extent. Cyclones rarely make major landfalls in the interior at high altitudes.

The average temperatures are in the mild 18.9°C (66°F) to 26.7°C (80.1°F) range even during the height of winter season. Weather in January »

February is the driest month and one of the best times to visit Tagaytay with the rain gauge hardly accumulating 27.9mm (1.1") of rainfall. Weather in February »

March has mild to warm weather at the start of the summer season in Tagaytay with the average temperatures in the comfortable 19.4°C (66.9°F) to 28.9°C (84°F) range. Weather in March »

April is the warmest month of the year in Tagaytay as the average temperatures climb to a steady range of 20.6°C (69.1°F) to 30°C (86°F). Weather in April »

May brings a rise in humidity and pre-monsoon showers to Tagaytay as the heat steps up. The average temperatures are in the range of 21.1°C (70°F) to 29.4°C (84.9°F). Weather in May »

June starts the rainy season earnestly in Tagaytay as the city registers abundant rainfall of 302.3mm (11.9"). The southwest monsoon traverses over the high mountains to bring torrential rain to the region. Weather in June »

July is soaking wet in Tagaytay as the monsoon brings persistent rainfall to the tune of 452.1mm (17.8"). The paths become slippery, and mudslides are frequent. Weather in July »

August is the wettest month of the year in Tagaytay, Philippines, as the city bears the brunt of 459.7mm (18.1") of heavy rainfall. Weather in August »

September is a rainy month in Tagaytay as the monsoon continues its march to register 363.2mm (14.3") of heavy precipitation. Weather in September »

October is warm and wet in Tagaytay, Philippines, but the rainfall reduces significantly to register 251.5mm (9.9"). A slight uptick in humidity increases the heat factor. Weather in October »

November witnesses a gradual retreat of the monsoon as Tagaytay, Philippines, accumulates 213.4mm (8.4") of rainfall. Weather in November »

December witnesses the change of seasons in Tagaytay as the winter begins its march along with the dry season in the tropical city. Weather in December »

How much does it rain in Tagaytay?

During the entire year, Tagaytay aggregates up to 2546mm (100.2") of precipitation.

What is the driest month in Tagaytay?

The month with the least rainfall in Tagaytay, Philippines, is February when 27mm (1.1") of precipitation is typically aggregated.

What is the warmest month in Tagaytay?

April is the warmest month in Tagaytay, Philippines, with an average high-temperature of 30.1°C (86.2°F) and an average low-temperature of 20.6°C (69.1°F).

What is the rainiest month in Tagaytay?

The month with the most rainfall is August when 459mm (18.1") of precipitation is typically aggregated.

What is the coldest month in Tagaytay?

With an average high-temperature of 26.8°C (80.2°F) and an average low-temperature of 19.4°C (66.9°F), December is the coldest month.
Average temperature - Tagaytay, Philippines
Average rainfall - Tagaytay, Philippines
Average daylight - Tagaytay, Philippines

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.3h).