The best time to visit Southeast Asia

Updated: 14th May 2020

Seasons in Southeast Asia

Despite its relatively compact size, Southeast Asia has a varied climate that matches its varied geography though it could be said that the region experiences two distinct seasons - the wet and the dry. The southwest monsoon typically hits the region between June and September when many countries experience high rainfall and the vegetation blooms in verdant green.

The dry season between November and February is considered the better time to travel with drier and slightly cooler weather. The hottest time of the year is usually between March and June when humidity levels rise in preparation for the oncoming rains.

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Borneo Climate | Kuching


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp Min °F737373757575737373737373
Temp Max °F848688909090909088888886
Rainfall (mm)670490330290270240190230250320390460

Myanmar Climate | Yangon


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp Min °F646672757777757575757266
Temp Max °F909597999186868686909090
Rainfall (mm)52715303547559602368206607

Cambodia Climate | Siem Reap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp Min °F667079777777777777757268
Temp Max °F909195979593919090888688
Rainfall (mm)142861176221237151276248822

Laos Climate | Luang Prabang


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp Min °F555763707373737373706459
Temp Max °F829093979593909091908481
Rainfall (mm)151831109163155231300165793113

Thailand Climate | Bangkok


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp Min °F727579818181817977777370
Temp Max °F909091939191909090908888
Rainfall (mm)102830711911521561883202315810

Vietnam Climate | Hanoi


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp Min °F555763687379797975726459
Temp Max °F687073829091919088847972
Rainfall (mm)18283881196239323343254994320

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