Cebu Geography

Cebu is located to the east of Negros, to the west of Leyte and Bohol islands. Cebu is a long narrow island stretching 225 kilometres (140 mi) from north to south, surrounded by 167 neighboring, smaller islands, which include Mactan, Bantayan, Malapascua, Olango and the Camotes Islands. Cebu has narrow coastlines, limestone plateaus and coastal plains. It also has rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges traversing the northern and southern lengths of the island.

Cebu’s highest mountains are over 1,000 meters (3,300 ft) high. Flat tracts of land can be found in the city of Bogo and in the towns of San Remigio, Medellinand Daanbantayan at the northern region of the province.

Its land area is 494,372 hectares (1,221,620 acres), or 534,200 hectares (1,320,000 acres) including the independent cities.

Cebu Climate

Though Cebu has two seasons, dry and wet, rainfall is usually not particularly high, with average rainfall hitting around 100 millimeters (3.9 in) per month. The wet season usually comes from June to December, while the dry season comes from January until May. Rainfall is highest in June and July. Cebu’s temperatures can reach a high of 36 °C (97 °F) from March to May, to as low as 18 °C (64 °F) in the mountains during the cooler season from October to January. The average temperature in Cebu is around 24 to 32 °C (75 to 90 °F), and does not fluctuate much except for the month of May, which is the hottest month. Cebu averages 70–80 percent humidity


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