When shall I go to Thailand?

Thailand has a humid tropical climate and it is always hot; and very important:
A trip to Thailand can be enjoyed at any time of the year

However, three seasons can be distinguished:

Cool Season
November to February

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The most pleasant temperatures and less probability of precipitation; therefore, the favorite of travelers and the one that corresponds to the high season in terms of tourism.

Summer
March to April

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The season with the highest temperatures of the year. It’s mostly hot almost everywhere. On the other hand, the amazing Songkran festival starts on 13h April.

Rainy season
May to October

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Temperatures drop compared to previous months but rain comes strong. Rainfall is usually short and intense, so it’s not the end of the world. Some marine national parks are closed.

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When is the best time to visit Thailand?

Quick answer: Best time is from November to FebruaryΒ 

The best time to come to Thailand would be from November to February since it is when it rains less and is less hot, however, there are more tourists.Β  If you cannot come at this time, don’t worry, in reality it also has its advantages to come during low tourist season: prices are cheaper, more accommodation is available, it is easier to find train tickets, there are offers and discounts, etc.

Rainy Season in Thailand

When is it the rainy season in Thailand?

From 1st May to 31st October.

Can I go to Thailand during the rainy season?

Quick answer: Of course, it’s not that bad

Traveling in Thailand in the rainy or monsoon season doesn’t have to be a problem. The rainy season is very unpredictable, and even if it rains, it rarely does it all day, if not it rains a couple of hours very hard, usually in the afternoon-night and then stops.

Thailand during the rainy season has some advantages: less tourist, cheaper hotels and cooler temperatures than in March or April

If you come to Thailand in August, don’t worry too much about the weather and go wherever you want. In the south, where are the beach destinations, when it rains on the East coast it does not usually do so on the West coast, so you can always enjoy a beautiful beach without problems.

Thailand Average Rainfall

Rains in Thailand

Do you want to know more about the Rainy Season?

What about summer time? March and April?

Quick answer: It gets quite hot but if you are OK with that, go ahead!

During March and April in Thailand it’s still high season but not peak season, so prices of the hotels are on a medium range. Not as expensive as in December or January but not as cheap as May to October.

From 13th to 15th of April Thailand celebrates its new year, the Songkran Festival which is very interesting to experience.

Thailand Average Temperatures

Thailand Average Temperatures

πŸ“… The Weather in Thailand Month by Month

When are you traveling to Thailand?

β˜€οΈ January

It is one of the best months to travel throughout the country, since in most of the territory – center, north and northeast – the temperature is not so high, with averages between 24ΒΊ and 28ΒΊC, and it practically never rains.

β˜€οΈ February

It is also a dry and cool month, but the average temperatures in some areas can increase a little (25ΒΊ and 29ΒΊ). It is similar to January in terms of weather but prices of hotels are cheaper.

πŸ₯΅ March

Temperature rise across the country. The hottest areas are the central area and the lower latitudes in the north (at the height of Sukhotai), with an average temperature of 30ΒΊC; followed by the south, in which the temperature oscillates between 28ΒΊ and 30ΒΊ. Very little rain.

πŸ₯΅ April

The weather in Thailand in March and April is similar. However, April is the hottest month of the year with average temperatures ranging between 28ΒΊC and 32ΒΊC. The rains increase a little bit. From 13th to 15th April the country celebrates Songkran, the water war festival.

β›… May

In this month the rainy season begins, with a significant increase in rainfall in the Thai territory. It is a rainy month in Bangkok in the northeast and, above all, in the Andaman Sea in the south. In the rest of the country it is usually moderately rainy. Temperature average between 28ΒΊ and 30ΒΊC.

β›… June

Very similar to May. The average temperature in the month is between 28ΒΊ and 29ΒΊC, and the maximum temperatures decrease slightly in relation to the two previous months.

β›… July

Slight decrease in temperatures in relation to the previous month, with average temperatures between 27ΒΊ and 29ΒΊC. The rains tend to increase in most of the country, with the exception of the Gulf of Thailand: Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao are the places to go if rain worries you a lot.

β›… August

The temperatures in this month hardly vary compared to July, although it does get a little cooler. When it comes to choosing beach destinations, it is best to choose the Gulf of Thailand, although if you go to the Andaman Sea (Krabi, Phuket or Koh Phi Phi) it will rarely rain forever, you will have everything: sun, clouds and rain.

🌦️ September

It is the rainiest month in Thailand. And it is the period of the year when it rains the most in destinations such as, for example, Bangkok, Sukhothai, Phuket and Krabi. The Gulf of Thailand is the only area of the country whose average monthly rainfall is less than 200 mm.

β›… October

The weather in Thailand in October continues to have rains, but temperatures are already showing an intention to decrease. It is a rainy month, but much less than September.

β˜€οΈ November

The high season in Thailand begins this month, and also the dry and cool season. The temperatures are already starting to get more pleasant. The thermometer shows an average temperature between 24ΒΊ and 28ΒΊC. Rains decrease in almost the entire country, with the exception of the Gulf of Thailand.

β˜€οΈ December

The coolest month of the year, with average temperatures between 22ΒΊ and 28ΒΊC. It is a dry month throughout the center, north and northeast of the country with average rainfall below 20 mm. In the Gulf of Thailand it is still quite rainy, although at a lower level than in October and November.