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.


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Weather in Puerto Princesa

Temperature

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)

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Puerto Princesa 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.

Puerto Princesa Perceived Temperature (F)

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Puerto Princesa Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan87.681.175.4
Feb88.281.174.6
Mar89.782.776
Apr9183.977.2
May91.183.877.4
Jun90.182.776.8
Jul88.781.675.9
Aug89.481.976.1
Sep89.281.576
Oct89.281.775.8
Nov88.781.976.1
Dec88.381.975.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan30.927.324.1
Feb31.227.323.7
Mar32.128.224.4
Apr32.828.825.1
May32.828.825.2
Jun32.328.224.9
Jul31.527.624.4
Aug31.927.724.5
Sep31.827.524.4
Oct31.827.624.3
Nov31.527.724.5
Dec31.327.724.4


 

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.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Puerto Princesa.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Puerto Princesa (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan13%03.4
Feb9%01.8
Mar7%01.2
Apr17%03
May22%05.3
Jun38%07.3
Jul39%08.7
Aug33%06.3
Sep42%07.8
Oct33%07.4
Nov34%09
Dec24%05.3

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1308.6
Feb904.6
Mar703
Apr1707.6
May22013.5
Jun38018.5
Jul39022.1
Aug33016
Sep42019.8
Oct33018.8
Nov34022.9
Dec24013.5

 

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.

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.5Gentle breeze12Significant breeze
Feb6.3Light breeze10.7Gentle breeze
Mar6.1Light breeze10.4Significant breeze
Apr5.1Light breeze9.2Gentle breeze
May4.3Light breeze7.7Significant breeze
Jun4.1Light breeze7.6Gentle breeze
Jul4.3Light breeze7.9Significant breeze
Aug4.5Light breeze8.6Gentle breeze
Sep4.5Light breeze8.4Significant breeze
Oct4.8Light breeze8.8Gentle breeze
Nov5.5Light breeze9.6Significant breeze
Dec6.6Light breeze10.9Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan73.7%
Feb73.3%
Mar71.4%
Apr72.3%
May74.3%
Jun76.8%
Jul78.5%
Aug77.4%
Sep77.9%
Oct77.3%
Nov78.3%
Dec76.2%

 

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 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 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

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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 57.3 in August means 57.3% of the tourists vs. March.


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.

 

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