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1. Posted by lyndsayuk (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

Hi, I am planning to go to southeast asia next july/august and was wondering if anyone could tell me what the weather is like at that time of year?I know its the monsoon season, but does that mean rain all day everyday or big downpours then sun?
Lyndsay, UK

2. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member 187 posts) 10y

Yes, expect rain almost every day, but you won't see all-day downpours. As you guessed, there are frequent showers, then the sun comes out and all is right with the world again. But...keep that umbrella handy. There are sometimes another round of showers in the afternoon or evening. Totally unpredictable. However, it isn't as hot as it is from March - May, and in the countryside everything is much greener and prettier.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1653 posts) 10y

Quoting lyndsayuk

Hi, I am planning to go to southeast asia next july/august and was wondering if anyone could tell me what the weather is like at that time of year?I know its the monsoon season, but does that mean rain all day everyday or big downpours then sun?
Lyndsay, UK

Koon Buzzard is correct, yes it does rain almost every day - but usually only for an hour or so. Often it rains at nighttime. There will be enough sunlight to give you a tan or a sunburn!

It is not always a bad thing when it rains. Rain gives you a break, forces you into a restaurant, beer bar or shopping mall, or take in a cheap current movie. Or you can use the rain as an excuse to catch a few winks. The air is a little cooler and the prices for hotels are in the "low season" period.

KA

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Also - it's going to vary somewhat depending on where you're going - some places will be more affected than others, so check it out for the individual places you'll be visiting.

Good ol' BBC weather has some great Country Guides to help you check up...