The best times to visit El Nido for ideal weather are
December 10th to April 15th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
El Nido Travel Guide
Other El Nido Travel Info
Weather in El Nido
Average temperatures in El Nido vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 12th 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 El Nido, the hottest months are April, May, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid May where highs are regularly around 89.6°F (32°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.6°F (24.8°C) at night.
El Nido Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
El Nido 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.
El Nido Perceived Temperature (F)
El Nido Perceived Temperature (C)
Average El Nido 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 El Nido 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 early March. For example, on the week of March 5th 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 6 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.
When can you find snow in El Nido? 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 El Nido.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in El Nido (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
El Nido has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (72.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (87.5%).
Wind in El Nido is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 3.9 knots (4.4 MPH or 7.1 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 8.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in El Nido.
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||3.1||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Feb||3.9||Barely noticeable||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.6||Barely noticeable||7.4||Light breeze|
|Apr||3.5||Barely noticeable||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|May||2.6||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Jun||2.8||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Jul||3.2||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|Aug||3.2||Barely noticeable||6.3||Light breeze|
|Sep||3.1||Barely noticeable||6.1||Light breeze|
|Oct||2.3||Barely noticeable||5.3||Light breeze|
|Nov||3||Barely noticeable||6||Light breeze|
|Dec||3||Barely noticeable||5.7||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to El Nido?
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 El Nido, the Philippines is April, followed by March and February. 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 El Nido in September. 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 El Nido Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.6°F (32°C) and 87.6°F (30.9°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 10 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 the most precipitation with 16 to 20 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in El Nido, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.2°F (31.8°C) and 84.4°F (29.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 5 to 18 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 El Nido to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89°F (31.7°C) and 86.9°F (30.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.