Climate and tourism

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Sunrise over the Mekong in Don Det, during the monsoon.

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Island with colorful clouds at dusk and sunrise in Don Det, view from BABA guesthouse.

Temperatures and hours of sunshine

Average minimum and maximum temperatures in Don Det over the year

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Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year in Don Det

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Rains and humidity

The dry season in Don Det occurs between October and April, and the monsoon from May to September. There is usually no rain at all between November and March, and the sun shines every day.
During the monsoon, the weather can change very quickly and very often. There are no reliable forecasts in Don Det, but it never rains all the time. Most often, the thunder comes at the end of the day at about 4pm, the wind blows a lot, and the rains fall rapidly. After one hour or two, it stops, and the day after it can be sunny. Sometimes the sun shines for one week or more everyday during the monsoon, the sky is blue, and it can be hot like in the dry season. The electricity cuts are common in Don Det when the thunder strikes, but they are relatively rare during the dry season.

Average monthly precipitation over the year in Don Det

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Average humidity over the year in Don Det

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Seasons and tourism

The table below shows the average pourcentage of visitors coming in Don Det by month over the year.

Months Season Pourcentage of travellers / year
Jan High 14 %
Feb High 18 %
Mar High 13 %
Apr Middle 7 %
May Middle 5 %
Jun Low 3 %
Jul Middle 6 %
Aug Middle 8 %
Sept Low 3 %
Oct Middle 6 %
Nov Middle 7 %
Dec High 12 %

The price of the rooms in most of the guesthouses change in function of the season. Between December and March, it is highly recommended to book your nights in advance, and it can be also necessary in August and other months.

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