The best times to visit Cagayan de Oro for ideal weather are
February 26th to April 22nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Cagayan de Oro Travel Guide
Other Cagayan de Oro Travel Info
Weather in Cagayan de Oro
Average temperatures in Cagayan de Oro vary barely at all. 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 4th 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 Cagayan de Oro, the hottest months are April, May, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early May where highs are regularly around 91.9°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.8°F (23.2°C) at night.
Cagayan de Oro Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Cagayan de Oro Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Cagayan de Oro Perceived Temperature (F)
Cagayan de Oro Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Cagayan de Oro 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cagayan de Oro are March, April, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late March. For example, on the week of March 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.
When can you find snow in Cagayan de Oro? 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 Cagayan de Oro.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cagayan de Oro (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Cagayan de Oro has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (74.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (83.4%).
Wind in Cagayan de Oro is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and December. April’s average wind speed of around 3 knots (3.4 MPH or 5.5 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early April where average top sustained speeds reach 6.9 knots, which is considered a light breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cagayan de Oro.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||2.5||Barely noticeable||5.4||Light breeze|
|Feb||2.7||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Mar||2.8||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
|Apr||3||Barely noticeable||6.3||Light breeze|
|May||2.7||Barely noticeable||5.9||Light breeze|
|Jun||2.4||Barely noticeable||4.7||Light breeze|
|Jul||2.4||Barely noticeable||5||Light breeze|
|Aug||2.5||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Sep||2.5||Barely noticeable||5.3||Light breeze|
|Oct||2.5||Barely noticeable||5.3||Light breeze|
|Nov||2.6||Barely noticeable||5.1||Light breeze|
|Dec||2.8||Barely noticeable||5.3||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Cagayan de Oro?
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 Cagayan de Oro, 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 Cagayan de Oro 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
Overall Cagayan de Oro Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.9°F (33.3°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 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 most precipitation with 11 to 15 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cagayan de Oro, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.9°F (32.7°C) and 87°F (30.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 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 Cagayan de Oro to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 84.7°F (29.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 12 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.