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Our weather is generally dry, hot, and sunny, from September
or October through to the 1st or 2nd week of June, and rainy
(daily showers) from June through September or October. Though, like the rest of the World, our weather seems to be a lot less predictable than in the past so check the links on this page regularly and you will be as up-to-date as it's possible to be with present conditions. Below is what we expect as a norm.
In general you can dive year-round on the wrecks in Coron
bay. The only exception is the few days a year when a tropical
depression or tropical storm passes near Busuanga Island.
The Philippine Islands are under the influence of two monsoons.
A monsoon is a steady wind blowing from a particular direction
for a period of time. Do not confuse monsoons with typhoons,
which are short-lived, but intense, tropical storms.
The SouthWest Monsoon is what is usually called the monsoon
(or rainy) season. This means that the wind blows from the
Southwest out of the Indian Ocean and brings a lot of warm,
wet air that dumps more than the usual amount of rain on
the Philippines. The SouthWest Monsoon usually starts sometime
in June, though it has sometimes not started until July.
When this happens there is usually a water shortage in Manila
and everything looks brownish instead of green. The wettest
months are June, July and August.
Even in rainy months there are dry days and even on a rainy
day it does not rain all day long. Forget what you saw in
the movie, "Forrest Gump". The rain is not cold,
and activity continues through light rain. Heavy showers
can be seen approaching and we take cover until they pass
September and October are transition months which have gradually
decreasing amounts of rain. When the SouthWest Monsoon has
weakened and returned to the Indian Ocean the Philippines
comes under the influence of the NorthEast Monsoon. The period
of best weather could start as early as October or as late
as December. The best weather continues through March.
April and May, and possibly early June have very calm wind
conditions and thus feel like the temperature is hotter than
January, February and March. During January, February, March,
April, May until mid June we can almost guarantee that it
won't rain on your holiday.
The SouthWest Monsoon starts again in mid June or July and
the temperature drops somewhat.
Typhoons and hurricanes are the same, only their names are
different. In the Atlantic Ocean they are hurricanes and
in the Pacific they are called typhoons. The typhoon season
starts around June. Typhoons become less probable by November,
December and January. If a serious storm, 35 knots and above,
gets within 100 km / 60 miles of Busuanga, we get rain until
the storm passes to the west of our area heading for Vietnam.
If you want to know what the weather is like right now,
together with a forcast for the next week, then check the