boracay beach, Boracay Island, Philippines
If you’ve ever lived in Southeast Asia for any significant period of time, you’d know by now that the weather and climate here is divided generally into two seasons; the cold and dry and the hot and wet. This is the same type of weather one can experience in the tropical island paradise of Boracay’s climate. Some people prefer the hot and wet since they came there to get wet anyway, while others hope for the cool to escape the heat of the cities and other urban areas. Whichever Boracay climate you prefer, the island is always ready to welcome you.
Boracay’s Climate Philippines
Boracay’s climate is best described as having a tropical kind of weather with 2 distinct weather seasons or weather trend. The locals call them the Amihan and Habagat seasons of weather. These two patterns are characterized by the Southeast Monsoon and the Northeast Monsoon.
The Amihan season is more connected to the Northeast monsoon system and is generally a cool season. This usually starts in the last quarter of the year and even November but up to the end of March the next year. Cool winds coming from the upper Asian region lowers the temperature down to about 25 to 32 degrees Celsius. Some rains may be experienced though it is generally a dry season. The nighttime temperatures can lower to about 22 degrees Celsius on average.
The last week of March to the whole of June is usually very warm but still somewhat dry. It goes up to about 28 to 38 degrees Celsius. Night temperatures don’t get much lower in most times. Some thunderstorms are experienced during this season. But Boracay’s climate is not affected for very long since these are only short lived. It is during this time that vacationing in Boracay becomes ideal.
From July to October, the Southwest monsoon pattern becomes more felt, this is the Habagat Season. This is the very warm and humid. The whole country and Boracay’s climate generally experiences many rain showers accompanied by strong West winds.
During this time, tropical storms called ‘typhoons’ become a bit more frequent and really affect Boracay’s climate. Although such storms are fairly common in the region, the strong winds really are a big factor in what the daily weather will be like on Boracay.
The most recommended time to stay on the island is during the Amihan season when the breezes coming from the East are more felt. The rocky and high mountain parts of the island protect the tourists’ area including White Beach during this time, making it safe, but still providing a cool Boracay Climate. This also creates stillness in the shores of this particular beach. On the other side is Bulabog Beach which is more affected by those eastern breezes and is why many water sports lie windsurfing and kite boarding are popular in that area.