Climate in Palawan - Philippines
If one should ask a Filipino a general question about the Philippine climate, one will notice that reference is made to a hot and cold season. While this is true, the temperature in the Philippines does not fluctuate that much and this includes Palawans climate.
Wet Season and Dry Season
Technically speaking, Palawans climate, similar to the rest of the country could best be described by using the terms wet season and dry season. There are elevated areas in the country like Baguio in northern Luzon and Tagaytay in the south that enjoy cooler climate all year round than the rest of the country but since the island of Palawan is somewhere in the middle surrounded by beaches, one should not expect Palawans climate to be as cold as in the cities previously mentioned. Generally what determines whether one should bask in the sun or swelters is the humidity.
Palawans climate and the Dry Season
March is the start of the dry season commonly referred to as summer. Palawans climate from March to about early June is very warm, with temperature occasionally going up to as high as 40 degrees Celsius. Throughout the rest of year, Palawans climate is a little cooler, with temperature around 20 to 27 degrees Celsius. Theres occasional rain during the months of mid June to about October. The summer is also the time when both tourists and locals flock to Palawan to go to the beaches, take a quick swim to cool down and Macrh is the start of the peak season for many resorts and hotels.
Palawans climate depending on ones perspective could either be the dry season or the months of November through to March. If one loves the beach and wants to gets a great tan, the best time of the year would be during summer. However if one considers the beaches as secondary to other tourists spots and one generally does not like going to Palawan at the same time as everybody else, then the best months would be from November to March when its a little cooler. Palawans climate is cooler compared to Manila, the island being surrounded by water and sea breeze flowing freely.
The Wet Season
June to November is the time when several typhoons hit the country and this is also the period of frequent monsoon rains. Torrential rainfall could go on for days and the streets may be flooded, at least in Manila. Palawan however does not have the problem of flooded streets making it an ideal vacation spot no matter what season it is.