The best times to visit Butuan for ideal weather are

September 17th to October 7th

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

 

 


Other Butuan Travel Info

Weather in Butuan

Temperature

Average temperatures in Butuan 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 bottom 1 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 Butuan, the hottest months are May, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May to early June where highs are regularly around 93.2°F (34°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.6°F (24.8°C) at night.

Butuan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Butuan 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.

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Butuan Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Butuan 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 85.4 79.1 74
Feb 87.3 79.8 73.5
Mar 89.1 81 73.9
Apr 90.6 82.5 75.4
May 92.5 83.8 76.5
Jun 91.6 83.1 76.2
Jul 91 82.7 75.8
Aug 91.2 82.8 75.6
Sep 90.9 82.7 75.7
Oct 90.6 82.3 75.5
Nov 88.8 81 74.7
Dec 88.2 80.8 74.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.7 26.2 23.3
Feb 30.7 26.6 23.1
Mar 31.7 27.2 23.3
Apr 32.6 28.1 24.1
May 33.6 28.8 24.7
Jun 33.1 28.4 24.6
Jul 32.8 28.2 24.3
Aug 32.9 28.2 24.2
Sep 32.7 28.2 24.3
Oct 32.6 27.9 24.2
Nov 31.6 27.2 23.7
Dec 31.2 27.1 23.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Butuan are September, August, 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 late September. For example, on the week of September 24th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Butuan? 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 Butuan.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Butuan (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 56% 0 16.9
Feb 39% 0 10.1
Mar 35% 0 6.6
Apr 30% 0 4.7
May 30% 0 4.4
Jun 37% 0 7.3
Jul 30% 0 5
Aug 27% 0 5
Sep 21% 0 4.5
Oct 32% 0 5.7
Nov 43% 0 8.7
Dec 45% 0 9.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 56 0 42.9
Feb 39 0 25.7
Mar 35 0 16.8
Apr 30 0 11.9
May 30 0 11.2
Jun 37 0 18.5
Jul 30 0 12.7
Aug 27 0 12.7
Sep 21 0 11.4
Oct 32 0 14.5
Nov 43 0 22.1
Dec 45 0 23.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Butuan has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (76.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (85.6%).

Wind in Butuan is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by August and October. September’s average wind speed of around 4.1 knots (4.8 MPH or 7.7 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 mid to late September where average top sustained speeds reach 10 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 3.3 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.3 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.3 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.5 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze
May 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.7 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.1 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.1 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.9 Barely noticeable 9 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.1 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.3 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 85.6%
Feb 81.9%
Mar 79.6%
Apr 78.1%
May 76.9%
Jun 78.7%
Jul 78.2%
Aug 77.5%
Sep 78.1%
Oct 79.2%
Nov 83%
Dec 82.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Butuan?

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 Butuan, the Philippines is August, followed by July and May. 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 Butuan in December. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 60.6 in December means 60.6% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Butuan Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.2°F (34°C) and 88.3°F (31.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 9 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 the least precipitation with 8 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Butuan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 91.4°F (33°C) and 88.1°F (31.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 13 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Butuan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 84.2°F (29°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 11 to 17 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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