Best Time to Visit Boracay

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Boracay. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Boracay. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Boracay for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 23 °C to 33 °C
Waves Symbol 28 °C to 30 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 2.0518.27 in (5 – 20 Days of Rain)
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Geography and General

Boracay is a small island in the Philippines and covers just ten square kilometres off the coast of Panay.

Despite its small size, Boracay has become the most popular holiday destination in the Philippines in recent years. The most famous figurehead of the island is the beautiful beach section called White Beach.

Kitesurfers enjoy Bulabog Beach, while on Diniwid Beach and Puka Shell Beach the focus is usually on comparatively quiet bathing fun.

In general, Boracay – especially the tourist mile on White Beach – is also known for its vibrant nightlife. International media cheer the dream beaches and the diverse night life equally. No wonder that the island has experienced a real boom in the past decade.

If you landed on this small island in the early eighties as an adventurous globetrotter without electricity and tourist infrastructure, you probably won’t recognize Boracay today at all. Nevertheless, the island has its very own, unmistakable charm.

Boracay is home to around 33,000 inhabitants, almost all the locals speak English and thus enable uncomplicated communication. Main languages are Tagalog and Cebuano.

Climate on Boracay

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' Boracay is located in the tropics and is under the constant influence of the ocean, the temperatures are therefore constantly high and there are only minor fluctuations during the course of the year. There are no classical seasons on Boracay, rather the climate of the Philippines island is mainly determined by the monsoon:

From about the end of November to the end of May the Amihan (north-east monsoon) prevails, from the beginning of June to the middle of November the Habagat (south-west monsoon) determines the climatic conditions decisively. “However,”monsoon” by no means refers to hurricanes or generally bad weather, but first of all only a certain climate season.

In fact, the hot low season on Boracay begins slowly in May, and the rainy season usually begins in the course of June. In general, there is a risk of typhoons in the Pacific Ocean, especially between July and November. During this time, the Philippines was repeatedly devastated.

The climate on Boracay outside the rainy season is much more pleasant. Towards the end of November, the humidity decreases noticeably, whereby it can come up to the end of the year again and again to stronger showers. From Christmas to Easter the absolute peak travel season on Boracay begins, January to April form the core of the dry season.

Best Time to Visit Boracay: Overview

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When is the best time to travel on Boracay?


In general, Boracay can be visited all year round, because even during the rainy seasons there are usually shorter, very strong showers, but afterwards the sun shows up again and again.

In May and June the first early bird bargains are usually tempting, but at the same time the temperatures reach absolute peak values and are felt by some holidaymakers as rather unpleasantly sultry-hot. The typhoon season from July to November is generally only recommended for repeat offenders.

During this time, strong winds, cloudy skies and often turbulent lakes occur time and again. In addition, the risk of a tropical cyclone is a knockout criterion for many travellers. We therefore recommend the period from Christmas to the end of April as the best travel season for Boracay.

Climate Chart Boracay

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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Boracay

In the following, you will find the climate table for Boracay, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature29°30°31°32°33°32°31°31°31°31°31°30°
Night Temperature23°24°24°25°25°25°25°24°24°24°24°24°
Water Temperature28°28°28°28°30°30°30°30°30°29°28°28°
Precipitation (inch)4.612.282.052.47.6413.8616.9718.2713.5814.1311.268.31
Rainy days96551018201918181412
Hours of Sunshine788988776667
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 27.6 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: May (28.8 °C)
Coldest month: January (26.3 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 30 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
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Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 115.35 inch on 154 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): all except January, February, March, and April
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 104.02 in

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, April is the sunniest month with an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Boracay (Station Balabag)
light rain     light rain, 28.2 °C
Clouds: 83 %       Wind: 20 mph SW
Air Pressure: 1009.01 hPa       Humidity: 78 %
0.12 in of rain (last 3 hours)
Last updated: 20th Sep 2019, 01:04 pm
The next days …
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moderate rain28 °C to 28 °Clight rain28 °C to 29 °Csky is clear28 °C to 29 °Clight rain28 °C to 29 °Clight rain28 °C to 28 °Cmoderate rain27 °C to 29 °C
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Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 87 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 67 %Clouds: 88 %Clouds: 91 %
0.36 in of rain0.04 in of rainNo Precipitation0.07 in of rain0.04 in of rain0.36 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Philippines: Regions

Boracay is part of the holiday destination Philippines. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

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