Best time to visit Boracay

The best time to visit Boracay is during the dry season from mid-December through April when you can expect clear sunny skies with a cooling north-easterly wind, and temperatures averaging a high of 29°C (84°F).


Boracay weather

Boracay experiences a tropical climate with two distinct seasonal weather patterns: a dry season from December to May, and a wet season from June to November.

The relatively dry northeast monsoon, known locally as amihan, usually lasts from mid-October to early-June and brings clear sunny skies with cool breezes and calm seas.

Average temperatures range from 25°C (77°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.

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


What is the best month to visit Boracay?
February is the best month to visit Boracay – the climate is perfect with hot, sunny weather and little to no rainfall.

However, anytime during the dry season from mid-December through April is good – you can expect clear sunny skies with temperatures averaging a high of 29°C (84°F).

Which is the hottest month in Boracay?
The hottest month in Boracay is usually May, with an average high temperature of 31°C (87°F), with very high heat and humidity, and a night-time low of 27°C (80°F).

However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature often exceeds 33°C (91°F).

The hot season lasts from mid-April to mid-June, with an average daily high temperature above 31°C (88°F).

Which is the coldest month in Boracay?
The coldest month in Boracay is usually January, with an average high-temperature of 29°C (84°F) and night-time low of 25°C (77°F)

The cooler season lasts from late-December to early-March, with an average daily high temperature below 29°C (84°F).

When is it sunniest in Boracay?
The sunniest time of year in Boracay is usually April with bright sunshine on average for 69% of daylight hours; that's nine hours of sunshine per day.

What is the humidity in Boracay?
Boracay experiences little seasonal variation in perceived humidity, with approximate average relative humidity calculated at between 79% – 84%, reaching a high of 100% over the course of the year.

What do the humidity conditions feel like in Boracay?
We derive the humidity comfort level – what conditions feel like – from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Meteorologists agree that dew point temperature is a more consistant indication of 'absolute humidity' than relative humidity, which fluctuates with temperature. 

The average annual dew point in Boracay is 25°C (77°F), and varies little over the course of the year. Typically, it's muggy all year round in Boracay – almost every day feels muggy or oppressive.

When is the sea warmest in Boracay?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Boracay in May and June, when the water temperature averages 30°C (86°F), with good conditions for diving, snorkeling, swimming and surfing.

The sea temperature is good for swimming year-round in Boracay.

Which month has the most rain in Boracay?
July is usually the wettest month in Boracay with 319mm (12.5in) of rainfall on average, distributed across usually more than 19 days.

The wet season lasts from June through November, with a greater than 38% chance of a given day being a wet day.

The dry season lasts from December through May. The month with the fewest wet days in Boracay is March, with an average of four days and 29mm (1in) of rainfall.

What are the windiest months in Boracay?
The windiest month of the year in Boracay is January, with an average hourly wind speed of more than 26 kilometres per hour (16 mph; 14 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from early-November to the end of March, with average wind speeds of more than 20 kilometres per hour (12 mph; 11 knots).

The calmer time of year lasts from April through to early-November. The least windy month of the year in Boracay is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 15 kilometres per hour (5 mph; 4 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Boracay varies throughout the year. The wind is most often from the west from early-June to mid-October, known locally as habagat, followed by a change from the east until early-June – known locally as amihan.

Is there a risk of a tropical storm in Boracay?
The risk of a tropical storm in Boracay is greatest in November, with the likelihood of this happening is around 7%. The region is prone to tropical cyclones, which usually develop between October and December.


Boracay Island Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
29 29 30 31 31 31 30 30 30 30 30 30
Average low temperature (°C)
25 25 26 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 26 26
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
6 7 8 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Average daily daylight (hrs)
11 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 11 11
Comfort level – heat
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Comfort level – humidity (#muggy days)
31 28 31 30 31 30 31 31 30 31 30 31
Average dew point temperature (°C)
24 24 24 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Average relative humidity (%)
84 83 81 79 78 81 82 83 82 82 83 84
UV Index (max)
10 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 10 10
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
6 4 4 5 10 17 19 19 18 18 13 10
Average monthly rainfall (≥mm)
44 31 29 47 139 278 320 311 277 256 173 112
Average wind speed (km/h)
26 25 22 18 15 15 18 19 17 17 22 26
Average sea temperature (°C)
27 27 27 29 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 28
Boracay, Philippines

Holiday 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 weather by month


Note: Meteorological data for Boracay is based on weather statistics gathered for the period 2012 to 2021, and is sourced from the closest weather stations in the Western Visayas, including Roxas City, which is 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: Best time to visit Boracay Island: 27 March, 2024


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