Best time to visit Boracay

The best time to visit Boracay is during the dry season from January to April when you can expect clear sunny skies with a cooling north-easterly wind and temperatures averaging 27°C (80°F).

Although anytime between mid-November and mid-May is good.


Boracay weather

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

The 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 and a prevailing west wind, which can develop into tropical storms known as the typhoon season in the Philippines.

Temperatures climb to an average high of 31°C (87°F) in May at the onset of the wet season.

Which is the hottest month in Boracay?
The hottest time of year in Boracay is usually May, with very high heat and humidity. You can expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 31°C (87°F) or higher, with a night-time low of 27°C (80°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 the end of December to the beginning of March, with an average daily high temperature below 29°C (84°F).

Which month has the most rain in Boracay?
July is usually the wettest month in Boracay with 319mm on average. There are usually more than 19 days with some rain in July.

The wet season lasts from late-May to early-December, with a greater than 38% chance of a given day being a wet day.

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.

The dry season in Boracay lasts from early-December to late-May. March is the month with the fewest wet days in Boracay, with an average of 3.8 days with at least 1 millimetre of precipitation.

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

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 (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 (10 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 (8 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 – Monthly Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max temp (°C)
29 29 30 31 31 31 30 30 30 30 30 30
Average daily min temp (°C)
25 25 26 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 26 26
Daily hours of sunshine
6 7 8 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daily hours of daylight
12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Comfort level
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Average relative humidity (%)
83 81 80 78 81 83 83 83 84 85 84 84
UV Index (max)
10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10
Number of days with some rainfall
6 4 4 5 10 17 19 19 18 18 13 10
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
44 31 29 47 139 278 319 310 276 256 173 112
Average wind speed (km/h)
26 25 22 18 15 15 18 19 17 17 22 26
Average daily sea temp (°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 – Monthly Review

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May June July August
September October November December

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: 11 July, 2022



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