Weather at the Puerto Princesa Underground River, Palawan

Weather at the Puerto Princesa Underground River, Palawan

When visiting the stunning province of Palawan, there are generally two seasons to bear in mind: the wet season and the dry season.

The Wet Season (June to November)

The wet season between June and December is considered the low season due to the occasional rain and typhoon that hit the Philippines.

At this time, airfares and accommodations are at their lowest rates. In addition, there’s a 10 to 20% chance of cancelled tours.

But if you’re staying in Puerto Princesa for, say, a week, cancelled tours are simply rescheduled to another day.

If you’re on a tight schedule, however, you might as well visit the country during the dry season.

The Dry Season (December to May)

The dry season runs between December and May. At this time, the weather is just perfectly sunny with rare instances of rain.

One point to consider though is the northeast monsoon (or amihan) between November and March.

During this time, some days may be risky to go to the Underground River as the winds are quite intense and the waves are choppy.

Boat transfers may be cancelled but you can still go to the Underground River by trekking in the forest of the National Park for two hours.

The most ideal time to visit the Underground River is between March and June, when the weather is calm and sunny.

Temperature

As a side note, the average temperature at the Puerto Princesa Underground River is 27.43 °C (81.37 °F).

What to Wear

It’s recommended to wear light clothing such as a thin dress or a thin shirt and a pair of board shorts. Flip flops are fine; your feet can get wet during the boat transfer.

SUMMARY

The Puerto Princesa Underground River enjoys the best weather between March and June, when it’s calm and sunny. Rain and typhoons hit Palawan between June and December, while the northeast monsoon amihan brings some rough waves between November and March. During this time there is a 10 to 20% chance of cancelled tours, but you can still reach the mouth of the Underground River by trekking in the forest.

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