We will be setting off on our RWT at the beginning of September, traveling through to December: We will first hit Thailand (Bgck), Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. I have looked at some weather charts and I know it is the rainy session in September for these areas, what I would like to know is just how wet it will get.
I don't mind dealing with the odd daily down pour but I would hate to be stuck in my hotel room sheltering for days on end.
Advice from anyone who has been in these areas during this period would be gratefully received.
In Thailand you're unlikely to suffer from it that much. Sea passages and trips to islands can be "interesting"(!) during the wet season but you won't be confined to a hotel room unless you're odd!
If you go out, chances are you'll be caught in a downpour sooner or later, but it won't affect anything that you might want to do on the mainland.
Some boats will stop if the weather is deemed too bad or choppy so you might be better spending this time away from the islands - but it's up to you.
The worst part of the rainy season is not the downpours themselves but the constant, intense humidity and heat...it really depends how your body adapts to it...
bring a rain pants and jacket... lightweight ones, or an umbrella. The rain can be heavy in Vietnam but not cold.