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1. Posted by Liosa (Budding Member 9 posts) 9y

Hello!!! Just wondering if anyone has been travelling around Asia during the summer??? What was the climate like???
Just starting to become concerned about the rainy season!! as if the rain here (in Ireland) wasn't bad enough!!

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 9y

Liosa,
A friend of mine is in Pattaya now and reports rain most day, flooding sometimes. Not exactly beach weather yet. Go to Thailand Nov through March if possible. A bit dampish right now.

3. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 9y

Well, I guess it depends on which part of Asia you're in. It's generally very humid now, although there will be occasional rain.

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Which country do you mean Liosa?
Also, define summer, as some countries rather use dry and wet season, as temperatures are more or less the same throughout the year.
But if you mean Southeast Asia in general then avoid travelling from March to October as it is either extremely hot and humid or it is indeed rainy season as Vegasmike said.

But for example Bali has rainy season in 'our' winter, so december to march. Malaysia has different rainy seasons on the same peninsula! China and Japan don't have what you would call an extreme rainy season but are hot, humid and wet during our summer, which is their summer as well, except some southern China areas.

India has about the same seasons as southeast asia but both the heat as the rain are more severe and floodings are present every year, this year has been particularly bad again.

More close to home, you don't have to worry about rain in most parts of central asia or Iran for example, but it is hot!

5. Posted by claireh (Respected Member 318 posts) 9y

Much of Indonesia is dry season right now....it's raining in eg Thailand and west India.

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Malaysia has different rainy seasons on the same peninsula!

Yep.

Northeast monsoon (Oct/Nov until Feb/Mar): Peaks from mid-November until mid-January. Although this monsoon comes from the northeast, the huge amount of rain from South China Sea causes a "spillover" to west coast too. And the rain that hits the west coast during this time is usually worse than the rainy season of the west coast itself! Rain on the east coast can last for days, causing really bad floods at low-lying areas near the coast. During this season, beach/island-related operators (i.e. boats, diving, accomodation) on the east coast are mostly closed. Want beach? Head on to the not-as-nice west coast islands.

Southwest monsoon (April/May until Aug/Sep): Peaks in end-June/early-July. Milder than the northeast monsoon because much of the southwesterly wind carrying rain from the Indian Ocean has been blocked or "filtered" by the Sumatra island. However, the rain can be quite intense for a 2-3 weeks during peak period. This is also the best time to hit the more beautiful islands on the east coast.