Taal volcano is located in the southern Tagalog area of Luzon island in the Philippines.
It is described as a tropical weather with two seasons : the dry and the wet season.
The wet season starts in June and ends in October. It is also the season of the typhoons. Typically 20 typhoons (also called storms) hit the Philippines every year.
You should avoid this season as it is not safe to go to Taal volcano when the weather is bad. The water on the lake gets rough and the trail muddy. The peak of the rainy season is in August and September. At any rate, avoid these months. Safety first!
The dry season starts in October and days become more and more sunny in November/December with relatively cool temperatures (20 to 30 degrees Celcius / 68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit). It is usually windy and there will be waves on Taal lake. Temperature rises to 30-35 degrees Celcius or 86 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit during the Filipino summer (February/March to May) with excellent weather and less wind.
The first rains start end of May or early June.
So, when should you go to Taal volcano?
- either from October to January: less heat but often cloudy and windy.
- from February to May: very sunny weather but very hot too.
Before you book, ask us about the weather as TRIPinas closely monitors the weather. You may also want to check the weather forecast of our national institute, Pagasa.