Sarawak & Sandakan
With the trade winds from Northern Australia blowing, they bring hot, dry weather across much of Sabah. The exception to this is Kota Kinabalu and the Kinabalu NP which can experience heavy rainfall in June. Throughout Sabah there is also the possibility of unsettled wet weather at times...
June marks the start of the traditional dry season in Sarawak with the trade winds blowing from Northern Australia bringing hot, dry weather...more
Certainly a month of change, as summer makes way for the south-west monsoon, bringing cooler temperatures and more rainfall. In reality June is often a very pleasant month to travel as the weather can remain relatively dry and the sky-high temperatures of the past few months are subdued. Showers tend to be relatively short lived, increasing in intensity as we head towards July. The central plains to the south of Mandalay remain the hottest and driest region of the country, with temperatures still in the low to mid 30’s°C. Elsewhere...more
By June rain is expected throughout the country. Temperatures remain high, however the rains help break the humidity making life a little more comfortable. Avoid the short, heavy showers and you will find that this is a very pleasant month to be in Cambodia with one great benefit being the thinner crowds at the Angkor Temples. On the south coast and in more rural regions, such as Ratanakiri, rainfall can be heavier...more
By June rain is expected throughout the country. Temperatures remain high (Luang Prabang & Vientiane avg temp: 25°C, further south avg temp: 27°C) ensuring that much of the time the rain is short lived and quickly replaced by blue skies and brilliant sunshine. In the south the rain can last longer and be more constant. Despite the rain June is a great month to visit Laos as plenty of sunshine is still expected and the visitor numbers are far lower than in previous months...more
The east coast of the peninsula (Tioman Island, Terengganu, Redang Island and the Perhentian Islands) continues to enjoy plenty of sunny dry days, along with perfect sea conditions for snorkelling and diving. 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
The western and southern coastal areas of the island, as well as the Tea Country, remain under the influence of the summer monsoon, although it is not unusual to go a number of days without rain. Beach days remain a possibility (although the higher sea levels should be considered in some areas).
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 (avg temp: 32 °C). Hot and dry winds sweep over the flat plains at times...more
Whilst far from guaranteed, the chances are that the rains will start across much of Thailand in June, and with it the humidity will also be on the rise. Temperatures remain high and, at least initially, the rain is likely to come in the form of short downpours, with periods of good weather expected throughout much of the day. On the beach, temperatures remain high and whilst the west coast is expecting rain, the east is likely to stay predominantly dry...more
June is still a good month to travel in Vietnam despite it being a slightly mixed bag in terms of weather. The centre of Vietnam has now hit peak temperatures and remains dry and bright. The south is now in the midst of the wet season with daily downpours to be expected, usually in the afternoon, whilst the north is well into summer mode with high temperatures and rain being the norm. Trekking is off the cards for most, with more rain spreading through the northern mountains & central highlands...more
June is one of the best months of the year to visit Indonesia as the islands enjoy warm, sunny days and minimal rainfall. Average daily temperatures range from a pleasant 26°C in Bali, Lombok and Flores, to a sultry 29-30°C throughout the rest of the region, with highs of 33°C not uncommon on Sulawesi, Sumatra and Kalimantan. June is a great month for diving, mountain climbing and wildlife spotting…more
June sees the arrival of rain throughout Japan, with overcast days punctuated by intense tropical downpours. The exception is Hokkaido and the northern regions of the country, where clear skies and dry days can still be enjoyed. Despite the wet weather, temperatures during June remain high, ranging from 17°C in the north to as high as 29°C in the south…more
In June the rainy season really gets going, starting in the north of the country and making its way quickly south. Though some parts of the Philippines, notably around Cebu, will still be enjoying dry spells for a while longer, the rains can by now be causing problems such as landslides and road closures. Temperatures can range from 22°C to 32°C, and there is significant humidity. In June there is also a small possibility of early typhoons...more
June is an ideal month of the year to visit South Korea, as spring gradually morphs into summer. The heat is rising - but it is still bearable - and the monsoon rains of July and August are yet to arrive. If you are planning to explore the great outdoors, or enjoy some time on the beach, then June is a good month to pick. You can expect average temperatures of 20-22°C and there is none of the humidity that sets in during the height of the summer...more
Summer in Taiwan means heat and rain, and June brings both. June is the wettest month of the year throughout Taiwan. With average temperatures in Taipei up to 27°C, it’s perfect weather for coastal activities in the north, to make the most of a sea breeze. In the tropical south it’s hotter still, peaking above 30°C, but it’s also wetter than in the north now that the south west monsoon is kicking in...more