What are some places in Southeast Asia in July where it is sunny, without rain, and with few clouds?

I know that in the south of Viet Nam it is the rainy season then. Same with northern Thailand, particularly in the northwest.

In Singapore it is mostly hot and sunny and rains somewhat less than usual. Other places?

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    Do you mean any parts of Asia that are relatively south and relatively east, or do you only mean the corner between China and the Indian subcontinent? Are you looking for beaches and resorts or partying backpackers or cultural stuff? Apr 26, 2014 at 5:10
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    SEA is a very well-defined geographic region. Indeed, there is an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which consists of 10 countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. East Timor, which until recently was part of Indonesia, has also applied for membership. It may be argued that Papua New Guinea is in SEA, but most consider it part of Oceania/Melanesia/Australasia. Other than exactly these 12 countries, there is no other country which can possibly be considered to be part of SEA.
    – user8803
    Apr 26, 2014 at 12:04
  • Well it's not always possible for us to correctly determine which members adhere to strict geopolitical definitions. I for one don't define my travels by such concepts, hence I bothered to ask. Now at least we know recommending cross the border into China would be a breach for you. Apr 27, 2014 at 4:49
  • SEA is as well-defined a 'geopolitical' concept as the USA. It would be as if I asked about the USA and you tried to clarify asking if I meant the "corner between Canada and Mexico". I am from SEA so it irks me when SEA is referred to as a "corner between China and the Indian subcontinent".
    – user8803
    Apr 27, 2014 at 14:20
  • Bali. Dry season is between june and september.
    – user13269
    Apr 28, 2014 at 0:21

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In July and surrounding months much of Asia is hit by the "Southwest Monsoon", which brings rain on a near daily basis. Contrary to what some people suspect the Monsoon normally doesn't bring continuous rain, but is generally more common to have a single rain shower each day (normally in the afternoon). This rain can be extremely heavy, but depending on your exact travel plans is often not that difficult to plan around it.

However if you're after a country that avoids the monsoon, the best candidate is Indonesia. July is in the middle of the dry season there, with the wet season covering approximately October and April. On average it only gets rain on a few days in July. The catch is that July is also peak tourist season - in no small part due to the good weather!

Singapore gets rain pretty much year-round. July will have a little less rain than other months near the end of the year, but you can still expect some rain almost every other day.

Although not exactly South-East Asia, you could also try Turpan in China. July is actually one of it's wettest months of the year, but even so rainfall only averages 2mm for the entire month - and much of that evaporates before it actually hits the ground anyway! That said, if what you're after is good weather to go to the beach you're out of luck here - the nearest beach is about 2,500 km away.


Malaysia is hot and humid year-round but it has the lowest average rainfall from June to September. Like Malaysia, Singapore’s weather stays fairly constant throughout the year, with temperatures only ranging from 30-33°C. June to August is driest.

  • Do you have any references for the quoted data?
    – JoErNanO
    Jun 26, 2015 at 8:40

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