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Weather to go

The Asian climate, one of the most varied due to its great size, is greatly influenced my monsoon winds. In the winter (Dec-Jan) cold monsoons from the Arctic blow into East Asia resulting in extremely dry, and freezing weather conditions. In the summer the monsoons blow in from the seas to the south causing the weather to become hot and humid. Tropical Asian (Phillipines, Thailand) countries experience warm and hot weather throughout the year with East Asia (Japan, Mongolia) experiencing a relatively temperature climate. 

 

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