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Looking at retiring in the Philippines around Cebu. Being from Wisconsin how actual hot is it? We have days in the 90's with extreme humidity here. Would that be similar or will I be overwhelmed... Thank you so much for such a great site!

 

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I am from New Hampshire and would recommend you visit during various times of the year and decide for yourself. The Third weekend in January is a great time to be in Cebu for Sinulog. The first few times I traveled to the Philippines was at this time and I thought it was hot and humid. I believe April May and June are the hottest months. If you are set on the Philippines and want cooler weather you can Travel to Baguio and Sagada, Both on the Island of Luzon. To give you an idea of temperature differences, The current temp in Cebu is 77, Manila 80 and Baguio is 62.

 

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31 minutes ago, Connman said:

Looking at retiring in the Philippines around Cebu. Being from Wisconsin how actual hot is it? We have days in the 90's with extreme humidity here. Would that be similar or will I be overwhelmed... Thank you so much for such a great site!

 

If you stay out of Cebu City which can be 5-10F hotter than the surrounding countryside because of all of the concrete you should be fine.  I am in the Western Visayas but on the coast and the hottest I have seen is 92F.  The humidity is more of an issue as it seems to be high continually.  The use of fans is the key, I always keep one running and usually have one pointed at me when at home.  I have not used my aircon this summer as I get a great breeze through my apartment most of the time and since I live on the second floor I sleep with my windows open (not recommended in many areas).  I am originally from Minnesota and Nebraska and I agree it gets hotter there with similar humidity however it cooled down more there in the evenings, coolest I have seen here has been 78F so far.  Hope this helps and welcome to the Forum!

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Welcome to the forum.  Here is a link that will provide some information on Philippine climate.  Temperatures are shown in centigrade so you will need to do a little conversion.

http://bagong.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/information/climate-philippines

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I would rent for a year and see if it's for you. It's much cooler and lower humidity when you gain some elevation, say about 1,000+ feet above sea level. Unfortunately finding suitable housing with good services / shopping up the side of a mountain is not doable, as far as I know. The low lands are developed because thats where the economic activity is. Welcome to the forum.

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4 hours ago, Connman said:

Looking at retiring in the Philippines around Cebu. Being from Wisconsin how actual hot is it? We have days in the 90's with extreme humidity here. Would that be similar or will I be overwhelmed... Thank you so much for such a great site!

 

Welcome to the forum, Conman. Just to weigh in here - at 7 am here in Davao City it was 83 degrees and regularly gets up to 90+. Having lived in Chicago area for a time, I would say that mostly the year around temps here are like a hot Chicago summer - with the 75% humidity and thunderstorms. Cebu and northward sound much better for you as you and the others think.

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I live in North Luzon... at sea level.  Hot and sweaty all year round. Average year-round daytime temp. 32C, and down to around 24C  (75F) at night . It's the tropics.   

If you want cooler... go high.  Every 500 feet above sea level = minus 1 degree C.... as per Baguio, which sits at 4,600 feet.

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I would go down to Miami and hang out for a few months. If you can handle that, come on over. :hystery:

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I'm not sure if the data backs it up, but I'd agree that April/May/June feel the most uncomfortable - maybe a mix of both temperature and humidity. I was in Hong Kong previously so the humidity, whilst high here, is not as bad as there so I'm OKish with it.  If the tropical climate is an issue, i'd recommend steering clear otherwise it can be a miserable existence.  

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