The best times to visit Cotabato for ideal weather are
January 22nd to February 11th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Cotabato Travel Guide
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Weather in Cotabato
Average temperatures in Cotabato 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 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 Cotabato, the hottest months are April, March, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early April where highs are regularly around 92.9°F (33.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.1°F (23.4°C) at night.
Cotabato Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Cotabato 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.
Cotabato Perceived Temperature (F)
Cotabato Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Cotabato 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 Cotabato are March, February, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there is 1 day 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 Cotabato? 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 Cotabato.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cotabato (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
Cotabato has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (70% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (73%).
Wind in Cotabato is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and January. March’s average wind speed of around 4.4 knots (5.1 MPH or 8.1 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 early to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 7.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cotabato.
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||4.2||Light breeze||6.4||Light breeze|
|Feb||4.3||Light breeze||6.6||Light breeze|
|Mar||4.4||Light breeze||7||Light breeze|
|Apr||4.1||Light breeze||6.4||Light breeze|
|May||4||Light breeze||6.7||Light breeze|
|Jun||3.8||Barely noticeable||5.9||Light breeze|
|Jul||3.8||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
|Aug||3.9||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|Sep||3.8||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
|Oct||3.8||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
|Nov||3.9||Barely noticeable||6||Light breeze|
|Dec||3.9||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Cotabato?
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 Cotabato, 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 Cotabato 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 Cotabato Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92.9°F (33.8°C) and 91.3°F (32.9°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 14 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 14 to 19 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cotabato, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 91.8°F (33.2°C) and 89.8°F (32.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 14 to 16 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 Cotabato to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.9°F (33.3°C) and 89.1°F (31.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 9 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.