The monsoon winds Amihan (northeast monsoon, from November to May) and Habagat (southwest monsoon, from June to October) have a strong influence on the weather and rainfall, depending on the region.
The seasons are not very pronounced in the areas where our safaris take place (TYPE III). It is relatively dry from November to April, relatively wet in the remaining months. In our experience, May is still very dry.
Generally the daytime temperatures are always 30C – 32C and vary little. At night it can “cool down” to 21-25C. Water temperatures vary between 26C and 30C, but average 27C.
In addition, it can come in the months of September to December to short-term weather deterioration, as there is the possibility that typhoon foothills affect the weather over a large area. Since the islands, which are approached on liveaboard safaris, but outside the typhoon belt, these disturbances are usually minimal and of short duration.
Unfortunately, the Philippines is also one of the countries whose population and biodiversity are affected by climate change; Weather forecasts can therefore be quite unreliable, especially those based on the local weather service PAGASA.