Boracay weather in May

Early-May is a good time to visit Boracay; however, May brings mixed weather as the wet season approaches.

You can still expect clear sunny skies and sea breezes in the morning, with brief afternoon rain showers that become more frequent from the middle of May onwards.

How hot is it in Boracay in May?
May is one of the hottest months of the year in Boracay when temperatures reach an average high of 31°C (88°F), with high heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 27°C (80°F).

How sunny is it in Boracay in May?
There are normally eight hours of bright sunshine each day in Boracay in May – that's around 61% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in May?
Sunrise is around 5:30am with sunset around 6:10pm.

How warm is the sea around Boracay in May?
The average sea temperature in Boracay in May is 30°C (86°F).

Does it rain in Boracay in May?
There are usually 10 days with some rain in Boracay in May; the average monthly rainfall is 139mm (5.5in).

How windy is it in Boracay in May?
May sees an average hourly wind speed of 15 kilometres per hour (9 mph; 8 knots).

What to do in Boracay in May?
May provides good conditions for water sports including scuba diving, wind surfing and kite surfing.

The west coast beaches are calm and best for swimming, while the more windy east coast beaches offer excellent conditions for wind surfing and kite surfing.

But by the end of the month you may find conditions starting to reverse as the seasons change, with the west coast beaches becoming windier and the east coast beaches becoming calmer.

Local holidays?
Labor Day – 1st May. This is the high season; flights and hotel rooms should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

Boracay – May weather

Temperature icon High Temp: 31°C (88°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 27°C (80°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 8 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 13 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 15 km/h (9 mph; 8 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 10 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 139 mm (5.5 in) per month
Very high heat & humidity  icon Comfort Level: High heat; ≤ 31 muggy days
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
swimming icon Sea Temp: 30°C (86°F)
Boracay Island, Philippines

Best time to visit the Boracay

The best time to visit Boracay is from January to April, when you can expect clear sunny skies and a cooling north-easterly wind with temperatures averaging 28°C (82°F).

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Boracay weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for Boracay is based on weather statistics gathered for the period 2012 to 2021 from the closest weather stations in the Western Visayas, including Roxas City, located 100km (62mi) southeast of Boracay. As such the actual weather conditions in Boracay may vary slightly. Additional climate data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Boracay weather in May: 12 June, 2024

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