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Best time to visit Puerto Princesa, Philippines

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The best time to visit Puerto Princesa is December

Puerto Princesa can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, December is the best time to go.

The warmest month of the year in Puerto Princesa is May, where the average temperature gets to around 31℃ (87℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 34℃ (93℉) on the hottest days in summer. In the winter, temperatures can get down to 24℃ (75℉) around February.

The days are longest in Puerto Princesa in May, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Puerto Princesa in July – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Puerto Princesa below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

March

Most daylight

May

Puerto Princesa seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Puerto Princesa as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Puerto Princesa is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Puerto Princesa

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Puerto Princesa for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Puerto Princesa climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Puerto Princesa for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Puerto Princesa in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Princesa in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Princesa in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 14 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Princesa in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Princesa in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Princesa in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Princesa in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Princesa in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Puerto Princesa in May

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 80mm (3") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Princesa in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Puerto Princesa in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 95mm (4") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Princesa in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Puerto Princesa in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 116mm (5") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Princesa in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Princesa in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 97mm (4") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Princesa in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Princesa in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 94mm (4") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Princesa in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Puerto Princesa in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 101mm (4") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Princesa in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Princesa in November

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 94mm (4") over 25 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Princesa in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Princesa in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 106mm (4") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Princesa in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Puerto Princesa is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Puerto Princesa is generally around March. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in March first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Puerto Princesa is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Puerto Princesa, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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