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Borneo

Sarawak & Sandakan

Typically July is relatively dry across Borneo, with Southern and Eastern Sabah in particular experiencing relatively dry weather; giving a great window of opportunity to visit Danum Valley and Kinabatangan River. Higher rainfall is often experienced in the north around KK however rain tends to fall in short bursts... It's a similar story in Sarawak with good weather expected thanks to longer sunshine hours and less cloud cover, particularly on the coast. July is the main holiday season meaning early booking is  recommended...more

Burma (Myanmar)

As the month progresses, the rainfall begins to peak, with heavy rains expected throughout much of the country as the south-western monsoon increases in intensity. Temperatures remain high across the country (averaging highs of 27 - 30°C), however rainfall is also high. The beaches on the west and southern coast are now closed and road travel across much of the country becomes difficult...more

Cambodia

The rains continue through July and temperatures continue to drop, making the days more comfortable (avg temp: 27°C). Avoid the short, heavy showers and you will find that this is still a good month to be in Cambodia although rainfall tends to increase towards the end of the month. Thunder storms can also break out infrequently and make for some spectacular views, especially at the Angkor Temples! On the south coast and in more rural regions, such as Ratanakiri, rainfall can be heavier...more

Laos

High rainfall and temperatures in the mid-20’s°C are typical for July making travel to the more remote regions of the country difficult at times although road conditions have generally been greatly improved in recent years. Conditions in Luang Prabang and Vientiane remain moderate with the rain usually lasting just a few hours and often at night or early morning (avg temp: 24°C).  The southern highlights such as 4000 Islands, Bolaven Plateau and Champasak also remain very accessible and enjoyable...more

Malaysia

July is a very similar story to June with the east coast of the peninsula (Tioman Island, Terengganu, Redang Island and the Perhentian Islands) enjoying plenty of sunny dry days and 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

The western and southern coastal areas of the island, as well as the Tea Country, remain under the influence of the summer monsoon, creating high rainfall, although this is less than in previous months. Despite the monsoon, it is not unusual to go a number of days without any rain or just the odd tropical downpour in the afternoons, making beach days still very much a possibility.  

It’s a different story in the north and along the east coast, with dry and bright weather expected as beach lovers turn their attention to the east coast beaches. Further north in the Cultural Triangle, temperatures remain high, and rainfall is at a minimum. Hot and dry winds sweep over the flat plains at times...more

Thailand

July will see a further increase in rain and temperatures will start to drop a little (avg temp: 27-31°C), a welcome relief from the mercury busting highs of previous months. As the month progresses, rainfall will increase with short daily showers likely to become more prolonged as you move towards August. Conditions on the beaches and islands of the Thai peninsular will vary. Visit the west and you should expect rain, at times heavy, whilst on the east coast on Koh Samui and its neighbours, a little rain is expected from time to time...more

Vietnam

July is a very similar story to June; a mixed bag in terms of weather. The centre of Vietnam remains hot and predominantly dry with the odd light shower expected. The south is now in the midst of its wet season with daily downpours to be expected whilst the north is well into summer mode with high temperatures and rain the norm. Visitor numbers remain lower than earlier in the year and the central beaches still promise a great deal of sunshine. Trekking is off the cards for most regions however, with more rain in the northern mountains and central highlands...more