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1. Posted by hoiroy (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hi,

Wil be in Malaysia in august and have plans to go to the philipines from there for two weeks. theres a lot of information about al lot of rain and tyfones in august. What is a good area/island to go in august
I really would like to go to palawan, is that a good plan in august.
Thanks
Peter

2. Posted by jonnydonny (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

yes august is the rainy season but it can rain anytime of the year here. For example last august it might of rainned 2-3 days in the whole of the month, yet they say xmas is a good time for weather yet the last 3 years it has rainned over the xmas period. Even if it did rain it wouldnt be for the whole day. Never been to palawan but if your in to diving it sounds like the place to go. If u want partying and diving( but not as good as palawan for diving) then come to boracay.

3. Posted by bulldogtwo (Budding Member 31 posts) 7y

Just to add something about the diving. It is not the diving season. That's not to say that you can not dive, you can. But because of the monsoon rains and storms, not to mention the typhoons, it stirs up the waters and visibility is way down. During the dry/dive season when you can see 50 feet in the water you may only be able to see 10 during the rainy season, just as an example. Also depends on depth and where you dive.
Good luck

4. Posted by blue crush (Budding Member 16 posts) 7y

It is indeed the rainy season in the Philippines during August. But since the weather is unpredictable these days (blame it on climate change), there might be days that it would be sunny in August - just like last year. If you're interested in Palawan, I suggest you check out El Nido or Coron. I also recommend a visit to Sabang, known for the world-renowned Subterranean River.

5. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 7y

Yes, typhoons can hit in August. There can be rain or sunshine, like others have said. You just need to be prepared that if a typhoon hits you will need to stay where you are as transportation like flights and ferries are stopped.

We were in Manila in August 2007 and got stuck for 5 days in a super-typhoon that hit...there was water up to our thighs in the streets and everything ground to a halt (including the President's motorcade!) not a fun time for us. So yes, just be prepared to have to change your plans last minute to take a typhoon into account!

6. Posted by rezerind (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

ahm..August-October are the rainy seasons in the Philippines.
if you're trying to visit the Pihlippines, just be ready of the typhoon
always bring you umbrella with you.. *smiles*

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

7. Posted by pau_p1 (Respected Member 214 posts) 7y

well yeah.. as said.. the rainy season in the Philippines starts in May until around October with peaks between July and August... but then most of the typhoons during this period come from the Pacific with a general direction of going northwest... and with this, Palawan had less chances of having strong typhoons within this period, unless the typhoon hits the Pacific coast of Mindanao which is rare.. or unless a very big typhoon system hits the country...

I actually had been to Palawan, specifically in Puerto Princesa in August of 2003... back then there was a big typhoon that hit Manila but Palawan had all sunny that weekend the typhoon hit.. so I'd say don't be that worried coming to Palawan during that period.. :D

8. Posted by musebay (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

August is the the TYPHOON month of the country, so expect to be sogged down to the skin.

Although, there's a good side to this, The Plane Tickets are generally cheaper. Probably, you can get them for half the price of the original. But there is another catch - if a typhoon strikes, then maybe your flight will be cancelled or delayed so if you are travelling, make sure you make allowances for any possible delays.

I recommend you visit Boracay via Cebu or Manila when booking for a local flight.

I hope this helps.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

9. Posted by pixiepop (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

If you're planning to brave the rainy season anyway and visit the Philippines this August, you could consider going to Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental, which is down south of the country. There's the Kagay-an Festival happening on that month, and the city pretty much comes alive with colorful parades, street dancing, trade fairs, cultural shows, concerts, delicious fiesta fare... the works. If you're interested in experiencing cultural events, then that could be something worth checking out. If not, Cagayan de Oro is also popular for its natural attractions, and often draws eco-tourists, white-water rafting enthusiasts, sporty adventurers, and beach lovers. Lots of places you could stay as well, like the Kingston Lodge, which especially offers discounts for long-staying guests. Hope this helps. :)

10. Posted by connor693 (Budding Member 39 posts) 7y

If your going to phillipines you should check out el nido. Whilst in krabi i met an italian man who had travelled all over and he drew me and my friends a map and told us that el nido was the most beautiful place he had ever seen. Ive always wanted to go after that but couldnt afford it lol. Might try and go in a year or two lol. Tell me how it is:)