Davao City enjoys a mild tropical climate. Compared with other parts of the Philippines in which there is a district hot and wet season. It enjoys the privilege of a climate where the days are always sunshiny and mild followed by nights of rain. The city is outside the typhoon belt and lacks major seasonal variations. The predominant wind direction is northward from the Davao Gulf where the cooler air of the sea replaces the warm air mass over the city. A surrounding mountain chains protect the city effectively from strong winds.