The best times to visit Bacolod for ideal weather are

January 22nd to April 8th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Bacolod Travel Info

Weather in Bacolod

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bacolod vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 6th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bacolod, the hottest months are April, May, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid April where highs are regularly around 93.1°F (33.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.1°F (23.9°C) at night.

Bacolod Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bacolod Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Bacolod Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bacolod Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bacolod Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 85.1 79.1 72.2
Feb 87.4 80.5 72.8
Mar 89.7 82.1 73.6
Apr 92.1 84.2 75
May 91.5 84 75.6
Jun 89.7 82.9 75.2
Jul 88.1 81.6 74.2
Aug 87.7 81.6 73.9
Sep 87.4 81.2 73.9
Oct 87.6 81.2 73.7
Nov 87.8 81.1 73.4
Dec 86.7 80.2 72.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.5 26.2 22.3
Feb 30.8 26.9 22.7
Mar 32.1 27.8 23.1
Apr 33.4 29 23.9
May 33.1 28.9 24.2
Jun 32.1 28.3 24
Jul 31.2 27.6 23.4
Aug 30.9 27.6 23.3
Sep 30.8 27.3 23.3
Oct 30.9 27.3 23.2
Nov 31 27.3 23
Dec 30.4 26.8 22.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bacolod are March, February, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid March. For example, on the week of March 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

When can you find snow in Bacolod? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bacolod.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bacolod (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 19% 0 3.6
Feb 15% 0 2
Mar 12% 0 2
Apr 18% 0 3.3
May 30% 0 5.6
Jun 35% 0 10.6
Jul 41% 0 12
Aug 44% 0 9.8
Sep 47% 0 13.7
Oct 44% 0 9.5
Nov 32% 0 5
Dec 19% 0 3.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 0 9.1
Feb 15 0 5.1
Mar 12 0 5.1
Apr 18 0 8.4
May 30 0 14.2
Jun 35 0 26.9
Jul 41 0 30.5
Aug 44 0 24.9
Sep 47 0 34.8
Oct 44 0 24.1
Nov 32 0 12.7
Dec 19 0 7.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Bacolod has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (67.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (76.2%).

Wind in Bacolod is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and March. January’s average wind speed of around 5.4 knots (6.2 MPH or 10 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January where average top sustained speeds reach 9.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bacolod.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.4 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.4 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.3 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.7 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze
May 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Jul 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.4 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.2 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Nov 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.9 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 76.2%
Feb 73.4%
Mar 70.5%
Apr 67.7%
May 68.1%
Jun 70.1%
Jul 73.1%
Aug 72.3%
Sep 73.4%
Oct 73.3%
Nov 72.9%
Dec 73.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bacolod?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for the Philippines; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 20, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bacolod, the Philippines is April, followed by August and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bacolod in July. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 51 in July means 51% of the tourists vs. April.

 

 

Overall Bacolod Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 88.5°F (31.4°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 11 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Bacolod, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89°F (31.7°C) and 86.6°F (30.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 10 to 14 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Bacolod to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.6°F (31.4°C) and 83.9°F (28.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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