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Southeast Asian Weather - Local Forecasts, Recommended Clothing

Weather conditions in Southeast Asia, country by country: find out about local seasons, best times to visit, recommended clothing, and up-to-the-minute weather reports in major Southeast Asian destinations.

Early Warnings for Weather in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia is a seismically active area, with volcanoes around the Philippines and Indonesia, flood-prone areas around Indochina, and typhoons striking Vietnam and the Philippines with fair regularity in the latter half of the year. Before you finalize your Southeast Asia vacation, check this list of ongoing disaster warnings in southeast Asia, formatted in handy bullet form.

Traveling in Southeast Asia's Monsoon Season
Traveling during the rainy season can be a good thing... if you come prepared. Consult this article for information and tips if you want to take advantage of the monsoon season's lower prices. Tips, dos and don'ts, and packing advice for rainy season travelers.

Weather in Cambodia
Cambodia possesses a tropical monsoon climate. Annual temperatures may average between 70 to 95ºF (21 to 35ºC), sometimes topping off at 105ºF (40ºC) in April. Read the full article to see more details on Cambodia’s weather. Includes information on recommended clothing and links to local weather conditions in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

Weather in Indonesia
Indonesia has a tropical climate, with generally cooler temperatures inland and at higher elevations compared to the coastline and lowlands. Read the full article to see more details on Indonesia’s weather. Includes information on recommended clothing and links to local weather conditions in Jakarta, Medan, Makassar, and Bali.

Weather in Laos
The cool, dry season between November to February is the best time to visit Laos, with temperatures averaging 62-84°F (17-29°C). Read the full article to see more details on Laos' weather. Includes information on recommended clothing and links to local weather conditions in Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Pakse, and Savannakhet.

Weather in Malaysia
Malaysia has a tropical climate, with very warm days and fairly cool nights. In Kuala Lumpur, average daytime temperature year-round is 82°F (27°C). Read the full article to see more details on Malaysia’s weather. Includes information on recommended clothing and links to local weather conditions in cities throughout Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, and Cameron Highlands.

Weather in the Philippines
The Philippines has a tropical climate with three distinct seasons. Average temperature in the country can range from 78-90°F (25-32°C), with humidity around 77 percent. Read the full article to see more details on the Philippines’ weather conditions. Includes information on recommended clothing and links to local weather in cities like Manila, Baguio, Davao, and Cebu.

Weather in Thailand
Due to its location near the equator, Thailand’s tropical climate can run quite hot with temperatures hovering between 82-95°F (28-35°C), especially between March and May. Read the full article to see more details on Thailand’s weather. Includes information on recommended clothing and links to local weather conditions in tourist destinations like Phuket, Bangkok, and Chiang Mai.

Weather in Singapore
Singapore’s weather is uniformly warm and humid, experiencing year-round showers. Average daytime temperature is approximately 86ºF (30ºC), falling to 74ºF (23ºC) in the evening. Read the full article to see more details on Singapore’s weather. Includes information on recommended clothing and links to local weather conditions.

Weather in Vietnam
Due to its unique geography, Vietnam has a climate with wide variation from north to south, delineated into two distinct climatic zones. Read the full article to see more details on Vietnam’s weather. Includes information on recommended clothing and links to local weather conditions in Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi.

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