The climate in the Philippines is tropical which is ideal for various outdoor activities like beach-bumming and mountain climbing. Depending on the topography and location in the country, the climate is classified further into five types: tropical rainforest, tropical monsoon, tropical savanna, humid subtropical and oceanic (both are in higher-altitude areas) characterized by relatively high temperature, oppressive humidity and plenty of rainfall. Climate is classified depending on the elevation and location in the country.
Tropical rainforest is characterized as hot, very humid, and wet. Normally, there is no dry season in a tropical rainforest climate, and even if there is, it is very short. Heavy rainfall is therefore expected throughout the year. Provinces with tropical rainforest climate are those located near the equator.
The Philippines has two main seasons: rainy and dry also referred to as Summer and Winter. Rainy season is from June to early part of October while the dry season is from later part of October until May with months of April and May as the hottest and driest months.
Based on the measurement of all the weather stations in the Philippines, except Baguio, the average year-round temperature of the country is 26.6℃ (79.9 ℉). Cooler days are usually experienced in January with an average temperature of 25.5℃ (77.9 ℉). Warmer days, on the other hand, are experienced in May with an average temperature of 28.3℃ (82.9 ℉). Baguio, due to its elevation which is 1,500m (4,900ft) above sea level, has an average temperature of 18.3℃ (64.9 ℉).
Average temperatures in the Philippines usually range between 21 °C (70 °F) and 32 °C (90 °F) with the average yearly temperature around 26.6 °C (79.9 °F). Temperatures can fluctuate between regions and depending on the season, however generally January is the coolest month while May is the warmest.
Best Time to Visit Palawan
October to May is the best time to visit Palawan, with hottest and dry between March - May, with October to February as the cold - dry season.
But as a local, the weather in Palawan, specifically El Nido is fairly sunny the whole year round.