Which cities have a monsoon? Top 25 rainiest cities; Colombo, Phuket, Bali and other budget destinations
Nothing puts a damper on a good city break quite like being stuck in a rainy monsoon. Save yourself some research, by having a quick look at this list of the rainiest months in 25 budget destinations. Travelling to Asia takes especially careful planning, not only are some months very hot but other times of the year are best to avoid because of the rain.
When is the rainiest month in Asia?
If you are travelling to Thailand, you may want to avoid the rainiest months of August and September. Phuket gets 361 mm (14.22 in) of rain in September and Bangkok comes close to matching that. If you are travelling to Bali, the rainiest month to avoid is January with 345 mm (13.16 in). Colombo tops the list with November’s averaging a very wet 414 mm (16.32 in).
No need to worry about monsoon rains when travelling to the South American cities of Lima or Santiago though. Both cities are sunny and dry.
|City Rank||Rainiest Monthly Average|
|1||Colombo||November||414 mm||16.32 in|
|2||Phuket||September||361 mm||14.22 in|
|3||Bali||January||345 mm||13.58 in|
|4||Bangkok||September||334 mm||13.16 in|
|5||Hanoi||August||318 mm||12.52 in|
|6||Johor Bahru||December||287 mm||11.32 in|
|7||PlayaDelCarmen||October||284 mm||11.19 in|
|8||Antalya||December||263 mm||10.37 in|
|9||Delhi||July||237 mm||9.33 in|
|10||Chiang Mai||August||217 mm||8.54 in|
|11||Bangalore||September||212 mm||8.38 in|
|12||Mexico City||July||190 mm||7.46 in|
|13||Buenos Aires||March||172 mm||6.78 in|
|14||Bogota||October||137 mm||5.39 in|
|15||Johannesburg||January||125 mm||4.92 in|
|16||Istanbul||December||122 mm||4.80 in|
|17||Lisbon||December||122 mm||4.80 in|
|18||Cape Town||June||93 mm||3.66 in|
|19||SaintPetersburg||August||83 mm||3.27 in|
|20||Prague||May||77 mm||3.04 in|
|21||Warsaw||July||73 mm||2.87 in|
|22||Santiago||June||70 mm||2.75 in|
|23||Athens||December||69 mm||2.72 in|
|24||Budapest||June||63 mm||2.48 in|
|25||Lima||September||5 mm||0.21 in|