The best times to visit Puerto Princesa for ideal weather are
January 22nd to March 11th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Puerto Princesa Travel Guide
Weather in Puerto Princesa
Average temperatures in Puerto Princesa 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 8th 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 Puerto Princesa, the hottest months are April, May, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 91.5°F (33.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.4°F (25.2°C) at night.
Puerto Princesa Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Puerto Princesa 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.
Puerto Princesa Perceived Temperature (F)
Puerto Princesa Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Puerto Princesa 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 Puerto Princesa 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 late September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of September 24th.
When can you find snow in Puerto Princesa? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Puerto Princesa.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Puerto Princesa (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
Puerto Princesa has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (71.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (78.5%).
Wind in Puerto Princesa is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.7 MPH or 13.9 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early January where average top sustained speeds reach 12.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Puerto Princesa.
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||7.5||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.3||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.1||Light breeze||10.4||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.1||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.3||Light breeze||7.7||Significant breeze|
|Jun||4.1||Light breeze||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.3||Light breeze||7.9||Significant breeze|
|Aug||4.5||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.5||Light breeze||8.4||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.8||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.5||Light breeze||9.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.6||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Puerto Princesa?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Aug 21, 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 Aug 14, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Puerto Princesa, the Philippines is March, followed by October and January. 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 Puerto Princesa in August. 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 Puerto Princesa Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.5°F (33.1°C) and 88.7°F (31.5°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 7 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 10 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Puerto Princesa, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 88.2°F (31.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 10 to 13 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 Puerto Princesa to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 87.2°F (30.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 2 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.