White Beach, Boracay – Image courtesy of Philippines Tourism
Best time to visit Boracay
The best time to visit Boracay is during the dry season from mid-November to April.
For the best weather visit from February to April, when you can expect clear sunny skies and a cooling north-easterly wind with temperatures averaging 28°C.
Temperatures climb to an average high of 33°C in May at the onset of the wet season.
Typically, Boracay experiences a tropical climate with two distinct seasonal weather patterns: the dry northeast monsoon (known locally as Amihan) and the wet southwest monsoon (known locally as Habagat), as well as a short dry summer.
The dry season runs from November to April, while the wet season begins during June and ends in late October.
The Amihan season, from November to February, brings clear sunny skies with cool breezes and calm seas. Daytime temperatures range from 25°C to 31°C (77°F to 88°F), with occasional rain showers. Nights are cooler and may drop to 23°C.
Summer, from March through June, brings increasingly hot weather with an average high of 33°C (91°F) and the occasional cooling thunderstorm that increase in frequency during June.
The Habagat season, from July to October, brings hot and humid weather, with frequent heavy rainfall and a prevailing west wind, which can develop into the occasional tropical storm.