Planning a beach trip? These are the sunniest Asian destinations in November
The good news is the sunshine has arrived in much of Asia this month, plus it remains low season in many destinations…
Cambodia is coming out of wet season and temperatures are at their coolest. This is a great time of year to visit the temples of Angkor as well as the beaches around Sihanoukville in the south of the country.
Welcome to dry season! Hello blue skies and comfortably warm and sunny days. The chances of a downpour are minimal for the next five months or so. And following the ‘green’ season rains, rivers are full and and the countryside is lush, so it’s a good time for a boat cruise.
There’s sunshine in Vietnam too, at least in the north. As winter draws in, temperatures are beginning to dip, making this a comfortable time of year to visit – average temperatures hover around the 24 degree mark. If you want to head north and trek, the dry conditions mean this is the time of year to do it. However, in the centre of the country – including Danang and Hoi An – expect storms and high rainfall. If you venture further south, there is some great beach weather to be had.
The rain is drying up and the humidity is also beginning to drop this month. The best of the beach weather is to be found in the west (Phuket), although some rain continues to fall in the east (Koh Samui). November is a good month to visit northern Thailand, including Chiang Mai and Kanchanaburi.
November is peak season for the west coast. Expect hot and humid conditions and just the occasional downpour in Langkawi and Pangkor. Avoid the east coast – deteriorating weather conditions here mean storms and rough seas.
November is probably the best time of year to visit Hong Kong. Falling humidity, easing temperatures and plenty of blue skies make this perfect weather for visitors, hikers and those who enjoy the great outdoors. It’s still warm enough to swim, but cool enough to enjoy the night markets without dripping with sweat. The ongoing political situation means tourist numbers are low and there are virtually no queues at top tourist attractions.