However, even in what's technically considered the dry season, the farther south you go, the rain becomes more plentiful. Seasonal changes in weather differ, and night and day temperatures can vary greatly at different times of the year. The best time to visit is between November and February when the temperatures are mild and nights can make it down as low as 64 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees C). All the eleven countries except East Timor are members of the Association of South East Asian Nations. The region is bordered by East Asia, South Asia, the Pacific Ocean, the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, and Oceania. Cold air from the Himalayas triggers the northeast monsoon causing destinations like Thailand and neighboring countries to dry out. Here, no particular season is better than another for traveling. Climate Action Tracker, an independent consortium that tracks government action on climate, rates the efforts of several Southeast Asian countries … Southeast Asia has a population of approximately 640 million people or 8.5% of the total world’s population, making it the world’s 3rd most populous region after South and East Asia. The third type is the tropical wet and dry climate or tropical savanna climate which has pronounced dry season. The third season is the pre-monsoon season which runs from February to May and characterized by warm weather. Indonesia. In the dry season, from November to April, the northeast monsoonal winds bring cooler temps and low humidity with an average temperature in Vientiane of 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius), perfect for visiting the Buddhist temples and shrines. Additionally, as wet conditions cause an increase in the mosquito population, dengue fever becomes prevalent. Thus, its climate tends to be even throughout the year. It's a great time to lounge on a remote beach or go snorkeling or diving to see world-class coral reefs. The Southeast Asia Climate Outlook 2020 Survey, conducted by the Climate Change in Southeast Asia Programme at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, is the first in this region to examine the overall attitudes and perceptions regarding various climate issues, including climate change impacts, mitigation, adaptation and the transition to low-carbon economies. Deadline; October 30, 2020. The region is known for its tropical countries with lowlands and coastal areas making up most of its environment, and is hence more vulnerable to sea-level rise from climate change. To her, climate change seems to be one environmental issue that has galvanised a broad cross-section of society. Temperatures average from the low 70s F to the mid-80s F. During the hot summer months, inland areas can reach highs of 104 F, while coastal areas are kept cooler by sea breezes. Mainland SE Asia and the Philippines are mostly warm and dry but temperatures aren’t as scorching as at other times in the year. Apart from the location, the climate of the region is also influenced by distance from the water bodies such as oceans or seas, prevailing winds, movement of upper air system such as a hurricane, and ocean current. Bushfires in Singapore cause a lot of haze in the area around July to October. The first is the southwest monsoon season that runs from May to October and is characterized by a lot of rain, especially in August and September. The other geographic region is the maritime region which comprises East Timor, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, East Malaysia, Cocos Island, and Christmas Island. All of Southeast Asia falls within the tropical and subtropical climatic zones, and much of it receives considerable annual precipitation.