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Best time to visit Boracay

The best time to visit Boracay is during the dry season from mid-November to mid-May. However, for the best weather visit anytime between February and April, when you can expect clear sunny skies and a cooling north-easterly wind with temperatures averaging 27°C (80°F).

Boracay Weather

Boracay experiences a tropical climate with two distinct seasonal weather patterns:

The dry northeast monsoon, known locally as Amihan, lasts from mid-November to mid-May and brings clear sunny skies with cool breezes and calm seas.

Average temperatures range from 23°C (73°F) to 31°C (88°F), with occasional rain showers usually falling in the afternoon and at night.

Summer, from mid-May through July, brings increasingly hot weather with occasional cooling thunderstorms that increase in frequency during June. Temperatures climb to an average high of 33°C (91°F) in May at the onset of the wet season.

The wet southwest monsoon, known as Habagat, lasts from July to mid-November and brings hot and humid weather with frequent heavy rainfall and a prevailing west wind, which can develop into tropical storms known as the typhoon season in the Philippines.

Seasons

High season: From mid-December to May, including Christmas, New Year, Easter and Philippine school holidays during April and May.

Low season: June to September.

Boracay Island – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 26 26 27 28 28 28 27 27 27 27 27 26
Ave High Temp (°C) 29 29 31 32 33 32 31 31 31 31 30 29
Ave Low Temp (°C) 23 23 24 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 23
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 6 7 8 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight (Hrs daily) 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Comfort Level Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon
Ave Humidity (%) 83 81 80 78 81 83 83 83 84 85 84 84
UV Index 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10
Days with some Rain 9 6 5 5 10 18 20 19 18 18 14 12
Ave Rainfall (mm) 114 55 50 60 191 350 429 460 349 356 285 212
Sea Temp (°C) 27 27 27 29 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 28
(Boracay, Philippines) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Boracay – Monthly Review

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Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).


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Latest update: Best time to visit Boracay Island: 18 November, 2018


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