The predominant weather pattern in Southeast Asia is the monsoon winds. Broadly speaking, the winds are southwesterlies from May to October, and northeasterlies from November to April. This leads to different ‘high seasons’ for sailing in different countries in the region, and some yachts moving destinations to follow the high seasons.
Two of our favourite yachts have just finished their charter season in Phuket and Myanmar, and are heading southeast to more almost unexplored sailing areas in Borneo, the Philippines and Indonesia.
Phinisi RAJA is available initially in Borneo and Palawan, before heading east to Komodo and Raja Ampat. If you want exploration sailing and diving in the most biodiverse waters on earth, Raja Ampat is the place to go.
You can read a little about the climates in Thailand and Indonesia on these pages: