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Rainy May weather for island hopping tours

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Rainy May weather for island hopping tours

So my trip is coming up in a week (yay!) and I'm starting to look at the weather forecasts. I see it's quite rainy already, but I assume it's the usual tropical rain (short bursts). How will that affect taking tours? I was planning on doing A and C. Do the tours still run and are still worth it, or should I look into a backup activity?

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1. Re: Rainy May weather for island hopping tours

Firstly, which part of Philippines will you be going?

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2. Re: Rainy May weather for island hopping tours

Weather forecasts will be what the worst that can happen in a given day. It could rain for 1 hour or even 2 in a day but that is very common in any tropical country like the Philippines. I don't think island hopping activities could be affected by tropical rains.

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3. Re: Rainy May weather for island hopping tours

I'm presuming the OP is talking about the El Nido tours. Weather is unpredictable, it could be rain all day or short bursts you encounter, most likely it will be sun, clouds and short bursts of rain. Luckily when we were in El Nido the weather was nice for the tours, friends who have also been have said that if the day starts rainy, usually the tours are cancelled for the day as sometimes the sea can get rough when it rains as the winds pick up. If it rains during the tour, it's not going to really matter as you are already wet from the snorkelling!

I don't think you need to worry too much about having back up activities planned, just play it by ear when you are there.

Edited: 2:21 am, May 11, 2013
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4. Re: Rainy May weather for island hopping tours

Was just there last week. Thursday was overcast and it drizzled all day, the island hopping tours continued though. From our rooms' balcony, we saw the boats leaving, for me a rainy El Nido is pretty depressing to island hop in, but from the looks of it as long as the seas are calm, the tours continue.

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