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Weather in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia in August(3 Posts)
Am planning a 3.5 week trip with DD following her GCSEs this summer. Trailfinders have suggested an itinerary covering Bangkok and Chaing Mai in Thailand, Ho Chi Min and the Mekong Delta and a couple of places in Cambodia.
Ive been trying to figure out the weather and am really confused about which area is wet and when 😬.
Im hoping that someone can explain to me in simple lay mans terms whether it makes sense to visit these countries in August. Im taking a months unpaid leave so I would like to get it right!
It will be mixed - it's rainy season across the board in SE Asia but that should stop you.
Rain tends to be for a short period in the day (either early morning or late afternoon) and then it should clear up. Temperature still should a nice late 20's/30 degrees-ish
Thailand the further North you are the rain should be stopping at this time of year. I think Cambodia rainy season starts a little later.
Vietnam is different - the South will be wet (so the two places you mentioned) and the North hot (and very humid) though the mountains should be fine
Vietnam - Hue and Hoi An will be dry, but can be very hot.
I have been to Hanoi in the summer and it was hot with a couple of wet days, but plenty of museums etc so a couple of rainy days is not an issue, but further north in Sapa will be wet.
Bali is dry then, Java, Malaysian Borneo, Luang Prabang was also pretty dry when I was there in July - just some rain overnight.
Thailand - Chiang Mai will not have great weather in the summer, I think Koh Samui is decent then
I use the website selective asia as they give a decent weather breakdown:
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