Please select a month to read an overview of the weather in each destination. Click 'more' for a detailed, month-by-month weather and festival summary.

Borneo

Sarawak & Sandakan

August should see an even mix of good weather and rainy days throughout Sabah including the beaches of Kota Kinabalu and Kinabalu NP. The south and east of the state may be exceptionally dry, giving a great window of opportunity to visit enjoy jungle walking and trekking in Danum Valley, Tabin, and Kinabatangan River... It's a similar story in Sarawak with dry weather expected throughout the month. August is high season and therefore early booking is highly recommended...more

Burma (Myanmar)

No change from July, although rainfall will start to lessen towards the end of the month. Despite this, wherever you travel in Burma you should expect heavy rains.Temperatures remain high (averaging highs of 27 - 30°C) and the beaches on the west and southern coast are now closed with road travel across much of the country difficult, in many cases impossible. Can you still travel in Burma in August – yes, just. Are there better months to visit – without question! ...more

Cambodia

By August rainfall is almost at its peak. Across the country the flora and fauna is in full bloom and the moats at the Angkor Temples are full of life (avg temp: 29°C). When it rains it is usually for a few hours rather than all-day downpours, although these can also happen. One benefit of travelling in Cambodia at this time is that the Angkor Temples will be far less crowded. On the south coast and in more rural regions, such as Ratanakiri, rainfall can be heavier...more

Laos

During August and September rainfall reaches peak levels throughout the country with temperatures dropping and the length and severity of rain showers increasing, even in Luang Prabang and Vientiane. Travel to the more remote regions of the country is difficult at times although road conditions have generally been greatly improved in recent years. Temperatures average in the low 20’s°C throughout the country...more

Malaysia

The east coast of the peninsula (Tioman Island, Terengganu, Redang Island and the Perhentian Islands) will be enjoying plenty of sunny dry days, along with perfect sea conditions for snorkelling and diving. This is considered peak season and so visitor numbers are at their highest during this month. The west coast islands (Penang, Langkawi & Pangkor Islands) will be experiencing hot and humid conditions, along with heavy downpours but these are usually short lived and can bring a welcome relief to the humidity...more

Sri Lanka

Despite the summer monsoon still blowing in from the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, the south and west coast regions usually experience a significant dip in rainfall during August compared with the months either side....a little sunshine sandwich! Temperatures remain high on the coast (avg temp: 29 °C) whilst up in the hills it can be chilly, especially at night.

Good weather is also expected in the north and along the east coast, making August one of the few months that beach lovers can have their pick of Sri Lanka’s beaches. Further north in the Cultural Triangle temperatures remain high and rainfall is at a minimum...more

Thailand

Rainfall across much of Thailand starts to peak with Chiang Mai and the north usually receiving its heaviest rainfall of the year. Conditions on the beaches and islands of the Thai peninsular will vary. The west side of the peninsular is receiving its heaviest rainfall of the year whilst on the east whilst there will be rainfall, although early in the month this will be far lower. As September approaches the rainfall will increase with Hua Hin usually providing the best of the beach conditions...more

Vietnam

The overall outlook is very mixed in terms of weather. The centre of Vietnam remains hot and predominantly dry with infrequent rain expected, but increasing towards the end of the month. The south is firmly in the midst of the wet season with daily downpours to be expected whilst the north is well into summer mode with high temperatures and frequent rain the norm. Visitor numbers relatively remain low and the central beaches still promise a great deal of sunshine. Trekking is off the cards in most regions because of rain...more