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With a warm, tropical climate, Bangkok is a popular destination any time of the year.
However, the monsoon season from May through October keeps many visitors at bay
with unpredictable storms, although it is the least expensive time to visit. Most people
prefer to come to Bangkok during November through April when the weather is dry and
pleasant even though prices are at their peak.
The best time to visit Phuket is during the cool NE monsoon season, from November
through March when it isn't so humid, and the cool breezes keep things comfortable. The
average temperature is around 75F to 89F (24C to 32C).
The hottest time is from April through May with temperatures ranging from 80F to 95F
(27C to 36C). There are frequent short heavy thundery showers, offering welcome relief
from the temperature and humidity. The Thai New Year occurs (Songkran Festival) on
April 13th and everyone sprinkles (or throws) cool water on each other. No wonder!
Locals enjoy June, July and August since the weather is usually fine. The usual pattern is
brief but heavy showers, with plenty of sunshine between downpours. Everything is a
little less expensive at this time of year as well. Temperatures range between 70F and
90F (20C to 33C).
During September and early October, locals start to remember their umbrellas. This
makes an ideal time for the locals to visit abroad. One consolation for those who remain
is that the beaches, outdoor restaurants and streets are relatively uncluttered by visitors.
And even at this time, they still get long intervals of sunshine between the heavy
The best time to visit Chiang Mai is between the months of October and April. And, for
those who don't mind daily torrential rains, Chiang Mai can be an all-year destination.
Most of the foreign travelers fall in the former category. Local tourists, used to weather
conditions, visit Chiang Mai as and when they like.
However, the period between October and April is the most pleasant for holidaying. This
is the time when the rainy season comes to an end and the winters are knocking on the
Being a mountainous terrain, rains in Chiang Mai are unpredictable and irregular. When
combined with hailstorms, they often disrupt public life. Thus, it is advisable to visit
Chiang Mai only after the rainy season is over. Otherwise, a tourist who's new to the city
might find it difficult to cope with these conditions.

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from June to September. avoid traveling during the Chinese New Year when hotels are full and space on public transport hard to come by. have the hottest temperatures. The city is also free from the worst of the pollution. Winters can be harsh and bitterly cold with temperatures sometimes plummeting to -20°C or less. BEIJING Beijing has four very distinct seasons characterised by hot summers and cold winters. wet summer and the weather is often very sultry and oppressive. as compared with an average of six to eight hours a day during the months July to December. the months from February to April are rather cloudy and sunshine then averages only three or four hours a day. which can be particularly unpleasant in the summer. Rainfall is also frequent during this time. Most visitors prefer to travel during spring and autumn. HONG KONG Hong Kong’s rainfall is particularly heavy from early May until late September. Although occasional cold spells. During this period. the air is clean and the weather is extremely pleasant and almost ideal for vacations. Despite March and April being the hottest months. The summer months. so the Chinese tend not to travel so much. sunny days. snow and frost are virtually unknown and the period from October to March is generally warm and dry. you can make a visit in this period if you are interested in learning about the history of Chiang Mai. Although mainly dry. lasting a few days. SHANGHAI 2 . making it the most popular time of year for visitors.Winters are prevalent in Chiang Mai between November and February. with warm temperatures and a fair amount of dry. chaotic scenes. Autumn is another good time to visit as the days are still warm and sunny. Particularly between July and September. The wind chill is also a factor and snow is common. Humidity is high during the rather hot. and the evenings are clearer and cooler than the hot summer months. but some rain occurs in all months. typhoons. Springtime is a great time to be in Beijing. occur in winter. bring heavy rain and very violent winds which can cause damage to property and loss of life. It is also considerably dryer. thus avoiding the extreme weather seen at other times of the year. moving northwards from the South China Sea. occasionally climbing above 40°C. Unless you like crowded. This means that rooms are easy to find and most of the attractions are quieter.

Sea breezes around the coast can make the high temperatures feel more pleasant. CENTRAL KALIMANTAN. JAKARTA. it is advisable to book accommodation ahead of time to ensure you get a booking. although warmer clothes are required in the mountainous regions where temperatures can drop well below the average. although it can rain at any time of the year. Temperatures 3 . keeping temperatures warm and relatively stable year-round. this is the wettest region of Indonesia. It has consistently warm daytime temperatures. Temperatures remain constant throughout. The peak summer months (July and August) can be unbearably hot with temperatures often reaching in excess of 35°C and 80 per cent humidity. The best months to visit Bali are May to August when the rains are lightest and temperatures cooler. sightseeing is often out of the question. Rain is common year round with no real distinction between the wet and dry seasons. Winters can often be bitterly cold with most evenings seeing temperatures fall below 0°C. Most of the city’s rain also falls during this time. usually passing quickly to leave the evenings cool and rain free. as is sitting on a beach. Temperatures range from 21 °C to 33 °C and the average humidity exceeds 82%. winter sports are offered in some areas. Avoid traveling in January or February when Chinese New Year brings the country to a halt. KUALA LUMPUR One constant in Kuala Lumpur is the climate. However. Temperatures vary from 24°C to 30°C. Although there is rain throughout the year. but can be much lower in the highlands. Although somewhat limited. September and October can sometimes be windy and can even see the odd typhoon. SUMATRA Primarily due to the elevation of much of the land. This is largely to do with endurable temperatures and less crowds. PENANG Penang’s location near the equator means that its weather is influenced by a tropical climate. BALI Bali has a tropical climate. which is influenced by the seasonal shift in wind direction brought about by the monsoon. JAVA. balmy evenings and afternoons that are often punctuated by thunderstorms. As they are so cold. Best time to visit: Between June and September when rainfall tends to be marginally lower. The dry season is from April to October and the wet season from October to March. If you are considering traveling during in these months.Shanghai experiences four distinct seasons. with spring and autumn being the best months to visit the city. March to April and September to November are the wettest months.

and humidity levels remain high. which can be hot. At night. CEBU Cebu’s tropical climate is tempered by the breezes that blow over the island from the Pacific Ocean. they can make some roads impassable and therefore visitors should avoid visiting at this time. The dry season in Manila is between the months of late October to May. the highest temperatures are recorded in March and April. runs from October to February. On the other hand the rainy season is between the months of June and October. During the winter. Whereas the Manila weather during the summer season would range from 93 degrees F to 75 degrees F. cooling shower. DAVAO Davao’s climate has no clearly discernible seasons and year-round consistent temperatures. temperatures can drop as low as 18°C at night. although the months of September to November are typically the wettest. and volumes of rainfall can reach 2. Temperatures can reach 38°C to 40°C in mid-to-late summer. Rain falls throughout the year. the rainy season begins. The best time to visit Cebu is from December to May. In the latter part of June. The Philippines is a tropical country and has two seasons . There are no distinct seasons in Penang and the average annual rainfall ranges from 200 to 250cm. MANILA The Manila weather is hot and humid all throughout the year. 4 . The hottest month in Manila is May and the temperature is around 83 degree F/ 28 degrees C. air pressure and rainfall. Visitors will find the weather to be generally warm to hot. at times bringing torrential downpours. sunny and quite uniform. temperatures dip.000mm per annum. which is the coolest period.the wet and the dry season. The temperature range over the year is from 26°C to 38°C. relative humidity. Temperatures fall between 20ºC and 32ºC. Although the temperatures vary from cool in December to quite hot by April. Overall. at around 90 per cent. stretches from late February through May. But between the months of November and February the climate of Manila is cooler. The winter season. It’s rare to have a day when the sun doesn’t shine and it’s equally rare to have a day when there isn’t at least one short. The temperatures ranges from the cool and breezy. The summer season.range from an average low of 22°C at night to 32°C during the day. While the rains typically don’t last all day. this is the driest part of the year.

SYDNEY Sydney has a pleasantly mild climate. Baguio becomes a tropical paradise with people flocking here to escape the heat and humidity elsewhere in the country. June-August is considered to be the best time to visit. and usually climbing to 30°C (86°F) during the day. however. When it does rain. During a normal wet season. Baguio enjoys much more comfortable temperatures that rarely exceed 26°C. it even reached till 35°C.As there is no clear wet or dry seasons in Davao. Winter temperatures range from an average of 8 to 18 degrees Celsius (45 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit) and while there are plenty of clear sunny days over the cooler months. Baguio is not so fortunate. Trips can be scheduled for any month provided visitors are happy to pack a waterproof jacket and be prepared for the possibility of rain. but even then it rains often. You can get occasional hot days where the mercury can rise to over 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit). with the temperature almost never dropping below 20°C (68°F). Compared to the Filipino lowlands. it's generally only for a short period. Christmas is a good time to visit. all things considered. so it’s wise to make sure you don’t overexpose yourself and wear a sunscreen appropriate to your skin type whenever you are outside for any length of time. Singapore is generally hot and humid. the weather here is cool and refreshing. Humidity is high. However. It's warm and humid year round. The sun can heat things up on some days. there is no particular time of the year when it’s more appropriate to visit. and pains have been taken to make everything as comfortable as can be. November and December is the rainy season. Most buildings are air-conditioned (to the point that you may want to take a sweater). While people in Manila typically struggle through temperatures in the mid to high 30s (°C). Recent times. there 5 . As the rain dries up. Don't let the climate stop you from going. SINGAPORE Like most of Southeast Asia. BAGUIO Baguio benefits from a pleasant climate. during the rainy season in the Philippines. which runs from June to October. when the evening temperatures are cool enough for visitors to enjoy sitting around bonfires. Baguio sees twice as much rain as Manila. even at night. mounting over a 75% mark. Summer is the most popular time to visit Sydney with temperatures ranging from 19 to 26 degrees Celsius (66 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit). Temperatures are generally in the mid 20's with clear sunny days common for around a third of the year.

Mostly there are only one or two hot days in a row. Nights are noticeably cooler than in the preceding month. It is not uncommon for a fortnight to pass without rain. Many days are mild and sunny although some days are cool and cloudy. becomes that day’s most welcome visitor. A few days are cool and cloudy. a maximum temperature below 20ºC being recorded about once a week. Occasionally hot weather may continue for three or more days. falls occasionally. On occasions prolonged heavy rain can fall. when the daily appearance of that cool refreshing. a typical day is warm and sunny with a freshening sea breeze arriving from the south in the afternoon. Fog occurs during the early morning on a few occasions but clears to a sunny day. showers and thunderstorms accompany others. MELBOURNE January and February It is high summer in Melbourne during January and February. which can be quite strong. when the month's highest temperature of about 35ºC is usually recorded. The afternoon sea breeze is not near as strong as in mid-summer. Some of the hot days are accompanied by an unpleasant north wind. often with spells of fine sunny weather lasting several days during which the temperature occasionally exceeds 25ºC. Humidity is uncomfortable on about one day only. High levels of humidity create discomfort on very few days. There are always hot days and the year's highest temperature of about 40ºC is usually recorded during these two months. Towards the end of March. The year's warmest night. Hot weather can be experienced in the first fortnight. mostly from the north but the average wind speed of 9 kilometres per hour is the lowest of any month. Hot weather normally ends with an abrupt cool change when the mercury may fall by 10ºC in only twenty minutes. A maximum temperature below 20ºC is recorded about twice a week. Some of these changes are dry and arid. Once in every five years an overnight minimum temperature below 5ºC is recorded. mostly towards the end of a hot spell. The month is fairly dry however prolonged heavy rain. Every second year 30ºC is exceeded.can also be a chilly westerly wind blowing down off the Great Dividing Range making it quite cold in exposed areas and in the shade. is also recorded during these two months. April April is a pleasant month. Prolonged heavy rain 6 . it is quite common for the overnight temperature to fall below 10ºC on one or two occasions. The nights are quite cool with temperatures falling below 10ºC several times a week. with a minimum temperature of about 24ºC. March March is a transitional month between summer and autumn. north bound sea breeze in the afternoon. There are usually several days of strong wind. The hot weather usually comes to an end with a sharp wind change to the southwest and a rapid fall in temperature. it may well be accompanied by a strong northerly wind during the day.

September September is the first month of spring. There are several cloudy to overcast days. windy and showery. However. Fog usually forms in the late evening and clears by mid-morning. In late August there are some warmer days. In May 1904 the temperature exceeded 20ºC on all but two of the first fifteen days. There may be several days in succession of strong. It is also the foggiest month. heavy rain is rare at this time of the year. The highest number of wet days in any onemonth in the city is twenty-seven. The few days of calm sunny weather are accompanied by cold nights with frost or fog. snow even falls in the city. in August 1939. but prolonged heavy rain is rare. There are more days with very light winds in June than in any other month. mostly in the outer suburbs. when the temperature usually reaches 20ºC for the first time since May. Some rain falls on an average of one day in two. usually occurs during July. 172 mm fell within three days. early winter period is notable for extended periods of very light winds in Melbourne. April 1923 is the only rainless calendar month on record. although there are a few days of strong wind. On the other hand. occasionally it may persist for most of the day. September 7 . July and August The windiest time of the year in Melbourne begins in July.falls occasionally. On rare occasions. Fog occurs on several mornings but both frost and fog are usually followed by a fine and sunny day. Rain falls on one day in two and sometimes it is in the form of drizzle in the morning which clears to a fine day. The weather is frequently cold and cloudy. June being the cloudiest month of the year. the coldest night of the month usually has a minimum temperature of 4ºC. on some of these days there may be only a little drizzle or a light shower. Many days are cloudy. The first frosts of the year occur in the outer suburbs late in the month. There are usually a few very cold days with strong southerly winds and showers. This late autumn. with a maximum temperature of about 9ºC. but occasionally persists for the whole day during July. In the city itself. June The weather in June is cold. In April 1960. May May is an appreciably cooler month. light snow may fall on the hills within 35 km of the city centre. which is the most changeable season of the year. The last instance until spring of temperatures in the low 20s usually occurs in the first fortnight. the lowest temperature for the month in the city usually being about 2ºC. Fog usually forms late in the evening and clears by mid-morning. often with spells of fine and calm weather. cold north to northwest winds. The year's coldest day. often with cloud and some light rain. Cloudy and showery weather may persist for some days at a time. A full range of weather may be experienced within a few days. Heavy rain is rare. a little too high for frost. mostly from the north. from warm. Nights are cold with occasional frosts. calm and sunny to cold.

frost is fairly rare. The maximum temperature exceeds 25ºC once a week. BRISBANE 8 . On about two days high temperatures are associated with high humidity and there may be thunderstorms in the late afternoon on these occasions. Most strong winds are northerly and warm. There are days with only a little drizzle or a light shower but heavy rain falls occasionally. Hot days are sometimes accompanied by an unpleasant north wind. There also are occasionally strong cold southwest winds with showery weather. these often occur on the warmer days. and the lowest temperature for the month in the city being about 4ºC. Most strong winds are northerly and warm. The month's warmest day registers a maximum temperature of about 34ºC while the month's coldest day experiences a maximum temperature of only 16ºC. which can be quite strong. but there are occasionally strong cold southwest winds bringing showery conditions. There have. There are also some hot days. Warm windy weather may be followed by a sudden change to colder conditions with showers. October The changeable weather of spring continues in October. There is often great contrast in the temperature from day to day. There are also some cloudy to overcast days. however. Hot weather often comes to an end with an abrupt cool change when the temperature may fall by about 10ºC in twenty minutes. The temperature usually reaches the mid-20s for the first time since April. Fog is uncommon. Nights are usually mild yet during hot weather the temperature overnight may not fall below 20ºC. Most strong winds are from the north. November Changeable and windy weather continues in November. however cold showery weather with strong southerly winds can occur. Cool and cloudy conditions can prevail for some days at a time during which the temperature remains below 20ºC. December The weather is less changeable in December than it is in November. Nights are cool. temperatures exceeding 30ºC on about six occasions. Some of the most severe storms with gales and rain have occurred at this time of the year. Many days are windy. it also fails to reach 15ºC once a week. there is greater contrast between the warmer and colder days than in the preceding month. Warm to hot and sunny days and cold and showery days may follow each other in rapid succession. been occasions when it persisted for much longer. Rain falls on almost one day in two. Rainfall is higher in spring than in winter. although it still can be quite varied. falling on one day in two. Some of these changes are accompanied by showers and thunderstorms then followed by strong and cold southwesterly winds. There are several cloudy to overcast days and many days are another windy month. some of it heavy. Nights are usually mild. Heavy rain falls on occasions. However. but hot weather does not often last for more than two days at a time.

Although the weather is still mostly fine. There are however occasional storms. January generally offers the hottest climate in Brisbane. ADELAIDE Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate with warm. Autumn in Perth is like an extension of summer. 9 . the weather is fine and sunny. from June to August. when temperatures peak at around 30°C / 86°F. With warm sunny days and cooler nights. humid summer months. at over 2. The official start of summer in Perth is December. Perth also enjoys a refreshing afternoon sea breeze known as the Fremantle Doctor which brings welcome relief on hot days. The weather is fine and dry. especially from October and November. although showers are usually quick to clear. and features a subtropical climate with hot.Brisbane is located on the eastern coast of Australia. The average annual daytime temperatures in Brisbane are around 25°C / 78°F. there is still plenty of sunshine left before the onset of winter. The weather is warm to hot over the summer months. sunny weather for most of the year. It is generally a rainy season. and from this time on. Adelaide's skies are cloudier in winter than in summer. featuring the wettest weather. finishing 3 months later at the end of February. and even during the short mild winter the sun is often shining Spring begins in September in Perth. or perhaps a second spring. and rain at this time of year is very unusual. even during the winter months. although autumn in Perth is not typical of autumns most people would be familiar with. in the southern hemisphere. Autumn begins in March and finishes at the end of May. Annual sunshine hours are high. during the height of the summer. mingled with cool sunny days. Rainfall comes mainly in winter. there may be an occasional shower or humidity. For the most part spring is sunny and warm. Summers in Brisbane can be fairly humid. lightning or thunder. characterised by downpours of rain. This means that for most of the year. Night-time temperatures in Brisbane remain mild and warm throughout the year.500 hours. The mild Perth winter begins at the start of June and finishes at the end of August. PERTH Perth has a Mediterranean climate and is located in one of only five Mediterranean climate zones in the world. between December to February. the weather is generally fine and rain is usually minimal or absent. although the hottest months are usually January and February. Unlike the east coast cities of Sydney and Brisbane. the weather quickly warms to fine sunny conditions for the many months ahead.

The hottest months are July and August. when temperatures are comfortable and rainfall is at a minimum. Temperatures are considerably cooler in January. There are two main climate hazards in summer . TOKYO Tokyo has a fairly temperate climate. Most winter days are warmer than this.7 centigrade. As far as tourist season is concerned.sunburn and extreme heat. At this time of year. Summer temperatures don't go much over 32 degrees centigrade. Flight cancellations can be a problem for visitors during these months. The rainy season reaches its peak between May and September. so most tourists try to avoid these warmest months. August and September are the most likely months for a severe storm to pass through. On a few days each summer the mercury rises to above 40 degrees Celsius TAIPEI Taipei's semi-tropical climate is typically hot and humid throughout most of the year.7 centigrade and a minimum of -3.1 centigrade. it is most rainy during the month of June and September. the temperature in this month dips precariously below the freezing point. when highs average at around 35°C. Nagoya receives rainfall most time of the year. Winter temperatures are around 5 to 10 degrees centigrade. Snow may fall in Tokyo once or twice a year. Even outside of the official rainy season. Rainy seasons lasts about one month and precedes summer starting around mid-July. NAGOYA The hottest month in Nagoya is August when the temperature reaches the over 35 degree centigrade. when midnight lows reach lows of around 13°C. A thick sweater and coat should be sufficient.A bad winter's day in Adelaide would probably start at around three or four degrees Celsius and reach a maximum of thirteen degrees Celsius or so. The seasons feature very heavily in Japanese culture and are very distinct. consistent bouts of rainfall are normal. Nagoya may be visited anytime of the year barring the snowing season. The best time to visit is in the late autumn. sightseeing around Taipei can be strenuous. but the humidity can be stifling. Nagoya as a coastal city is vulnerable to the many natural disasters. The average temperature for Nagoya is 15. with a maximum temperature of 36. though there is also a substantial amount of precipitation from February until April. January is the coldest month. Seasonal typhoons occasionally sweep through during the summer. OSAKA 10 .

Yokohama is frequented almost throughout the year by tourists. The best time to visit Osaka therefore is during the happy seasons of spring and autumn. when temperatures. a cool season. Precipitation is heavy throughout this season with volumes of 30cms per month not uncommon. The hot season peaks in May but lasts until June. It gets busier with tourists during this time. the best time to visit is between the dry season months of December and April. The Cherry Blossom Festival during spring and the autumn leaves or Koyo viewings during the autumn season are the prime attractions during the two seasons respectively. While intermittent dry spells are frequent. Its proximity to the equator and low altitude ensures a tropical climate. when hot and humid conditions deter a lot of travellers. a hot season and a rainy season. wet and dry. Expect heavy downpours during this time of year that can often last for days. 11 . Although the dry season is relatively cool. HANOI Hanoi’s climate is typical of the region. Ho Chi Minh City experiences just two seasons. the wet season is typically warm and can go on for seven or eight months. with humidity being high throughout the period. experiencing three distinct seasons. And this registers the greatest of foot fall both of local tourists and of foreign visitors. YOKOHAMA With an average temperature of 16 degree Celsius. which follows sees a drop in temperature to the mid to upper 20s (°C). The rainy season. The rainy and the typhoon season ranges from June to early July and September to early October respectively. September and October. The most uncomfortable time to be in Ho Chi Minh City is generally between June and August. however. after which things start to hot up and temperatures hover between the low 30s (°C) to 35°C. or even weeks.Osaka enjoys a temperate climate. with summers which are relatively hot with occasional showers of rain. rainfall and humidity are lower. Yokohama becomes very problematic for tourists during these months. HO CHIH MINH Being located in South Vietnam. they are characterised by high levels of humidity. on end. With heavy downpour in June. making it unsuitable as a holiday destination. The cool season begins in early October and lasts until the end of March. With this in mind. The one saving grace is that Ho Chi Minh doesn’t get the destructive typhoons that the North regularly sees. and hotel prices reflect this.