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Borneo

Sarawak & Sandakan

Throughout January high rainfall can be expected across Sabah and fine days can quickly turn wet (and vice versa). Less rain is expected in the south of Sabah although road conditions to remote jungle regions such as Danum Valley and Tabin may be poor...
Both the coastal and inland areas of Sarawak receive their highest rainfall of the year during January, courtesy of the north-east monsoon... more

Burma (Myanmar)

The dry season continues throughout the month of January, with excellent conditions expected throughout Burma. January is peak season, as temperatures begin to rise and the entire country expects premium travelling conditions. In the south and along the west coast the beaches will be basking in sunshine, whilst the chill in the foothills and Shan region starts to lessen (although a jumper or fleece is still very advisable at night and in the early morning). The central plains will also be dry and hot although more manageable than in the months to come... more

Cambodia

Throughout January you can expect good weather conditions throughout the country, with blue skies, little or no rain and relatively cool temperatures (avg temp: 26 °C). This is amongst the most popular months to travel in Cambodia thanks to the temperate climate making longs days at the Angkor temples far more manageable.The beaches on the south coast are in full bloom... more

Laos

The dry season continues throughout the month of January, promising premium travelling conditions throughout Laos. Whilst little or no rain is expected across the country, temperatures remain moderate with Vientiane and Luang Prabang averaging 24°C whilst further to the south temperatures are higher, averaging 29°C or just tipping into the 30’s°C in some parts... more

Malaysia

Whilst much of Malaysia will be enjoying sunshine and blue skies, the east coast destinations such as Tioman Island, Perhentian Islands, Terengganu and Redang Island will still be gripped by heavy rains and strong winds... more

Sri Lanka

A great month to travel in Sri Lanka, with the beaches along the southern and western coast all expecting plenty of sunshine and minimal rainfall throughout the month.To the east, the north-eastern monsoon should be starting to wind down, meaning that the National Parks of Yala and Wilpattu will also be hot and dry. The centre, Kandy and the hills of the central Tea Country, and to a lesser extent the Cultural Triangle, are likely to be receiving a little rainfall. Whilst the usual warm weathern is expected in the Cultural Triangle, temperatures in the Tea Country, especially around Nuwara Eliya, remain cooler due to the higher altitude (avg temp: 20 °C)... more

Thailand

North Thailand is likely to be cool and dry, enjoying a refreshing breeze, perfect conditions for visitors in need of a break from the heat further south. Bangkok is also dry although warmer due in part to its lower altitude. In the south, conditions on the beaches are similar from one coast to the other, however whilst on the west you can expect little if any rain, the east will most likely be feeling the tail end of its rainy season and therefore the odd short shower is to be expected, especially early in the month. On both coasts you can expect a cooling breeze... more

Vietnam

Vietnam returns to its best with dry conditions expected throughout much of the country. Both the north and south enjoy sunshine whilst the central region steps out of its wet season, meaning the beaches of Hoi An, Danang and Nha Trang are back on the menu (joining the in season Phu Quoc, Phan Thiet & Mui Ne). There is a variation in the temperature from one end of the country to the other with the south being close to its hottest and the north experiencing cooler weather... more