Climate

Bicol’s climate is tropical, with a normal average year-round temperature of 27.4°C to 29.6°C. Two pronounced seasons — dry and wet.The prevailing types of climate in the region are the second and fourth types. The second type is characterized by a very pronounced maximum rainfall (November-January) and no dry season, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Eastern Albay and Eastern and Northern Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte exhibit this weather type.
The fourth type is characterized by evenly distributed rainfall throughout the year with exception of the occurrences of tropical cyclones in the vicinity which can cause rainfall abnormalities. Places under this type include the western part extending from Camarines Sur to the south western tip of Sorsogon.
The region receives an average rainfall of 3,013 millimeters and mean annual temperature of 27.2 degrees Celcius. Time Zone (Standard Time): One time zone. 120° East Meridian Time, which is eight hours in advance of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).