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Weather in Boracay in August

  • Laurac

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    Hi!
    I plan to travel to Boracay in August, from 19 to 27, but it seems the weather is mostly rainy... is it true?
    Is there any other similar destination nearby?
    Any advice is very much appreciated...
    Thanks, Laura

    #1 Posted: 3/6/2014 - 04:06

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  • goonistik

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    You can go to Boracay any time of the year but Boracay weather is a crap shoot in August.

    Boracay is in a climate zone where the difference between the rainy season and dry season is not as pronounced. It can get rain anytime of the year but it doesn't get as wet as some parts of the Philippines during the rainy season.

    The issue will be the southwest monsoon. The main beach faces the west so there is no protection from the sea breeze that will blow in from the west or southwest. The bars and restaurants have to set up screens to protect their customers from the sand blowing in from the beach. The winds can also churn up some strong waves.

    OTOH, August is the off-season so it won't be as crowded. Rates will be lower.

    Can you postpone your trip to October or November? It is still not peak season so room rates are still reasonable. But weather is usually better that time of the year. Peak season starts December 1.

    #2 Posted: 4/6/2014 - 00:07

  • Laurac

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    Thank you!
    Unfortunately I can't postpone my holidays... me and my friend can just travel in August due to our work... our plan is to spend some days in Hong Kong and about ten days at a seaside near there. Some friends suggested us Boracay, but I don't think they went there in August... maybe we'll check for another destination, even if I'm afraid the problem will be the same for the most part of that area!

    #3 Posted: 4/6/2014 - 01:05

  • goonistik

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    Hi Laurac,

    Some people like going in August because there are no crowds. The last Labor day weekend in Boracay was horrible. Google "laboracay" and you'll see what I mean.

    In the rainy season, it doesn't rain all day. It might rain for an hour and than that is it. So if you are set on Boracay, you can still go. Boracay is an all-year destination.
    See here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1XIt9cKL4g

    http://myfascinatingdejavu.wordpress.com/2007/05/25/getting-the-best-of-boracay-on-a-budget/

    #4 Posted: 4/6/2014 - 21:29

  • Laurac

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    Thank u so much!
    Laura

    #5 Posted: 5/6/2014 - 01:09

  • Babalugats

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    You may be interested in Dumaguete and Siquijor. Northern Mindanao is another option. (I recommend the islands of Camiguin and Bucas Grande.)

    #6 Posted: 12/6/2014 - 12:24

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