Seasons in Thailand

Thailand is a beautiful warm country, where you can relax all year round. Of course, here too, there are the vagaries of nature, however the temperature never drops below freezing, but tropical downpours can survive in Pattaya, Bangkok or in the Northern provinces. So everyone can relax in Thailand at any time, given the characteristics of climate in different districts and cities.

Beach season in Thailand starts in November, when you stop pouring tropical rains. It was at this time in the resort towns there is a lot of tourists from all over the world, and hotel prices start to skyrocket upwards. The southern seaside resorts set stable average temperature of 32 degrees all day the sun shines brightly. Favorable weather conditions continue until the end of April – beginning of may, when again comes into its own rainy season in Thailand. Thus, the tourists have as much as six months for full relaxation in a tropical Paradise. However, typically the question "when season in Thailand?" experienced travelers call the time between November and March, because in March and April begins the intense heat.

Be aware that Thailand is not limited to southern seaside resorts, and in this country there are mountain province in the North. If You plan to visit Chiang Mai – Northern capital of Thailand, then you need to be prepared for the fact that in November, December and January are quite cool. Night temperature may Autumn up to plus ten degrees. And although it's nothing compared to Russian frosts, but in hotel rooms, which are generally not designed for heat retention, it is pretty cool. Thus, the best season in Thailand to the Northern part of the country this February and March. In April there is a new storm: burning fields everywhere, and the city filled with a suffocating smog. You can also visit Northern Thailand in August, September or October, because in these autumn months, there are no such frequent and heavy rains, as in the South.

Thailand is inherent in humid subtropical and tropical climate – the average annual temperature here is kept at 30 degrees. A tropical climate distinguished by changing winds and air currents that influence weather in different seasons of the year. For example, the summer monsoon is replaced by the winter trade winds, which leads to the beginning of the rainy season. In most parts of Thailand there are three seasons. Hot – from March to may, when the average temperature in the region of 29-38 degrees. The rainy season is from June to October, but at this time a lot of Sunny days and the rains are short, the temperature is about 26-32 degrees. The dry season occurs from November to February when the temperature averages from 19 to 30 degrees. In General, the climate of Thailand throughout the year is steadily hot.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Thailand

In the spring when it's warm, and even if you plunge into it does not always help, because the water temperature is around 30 degrees!

In March there is still the dry season, and the air temperature both during the day and at night higher than in February. May already be quite hot – 35 degrees, and at night 25 degrees. In April, the weather is comparable to Russia in July, only hotter, of course, the scorching sun, the temperature to aim for 35 and above. At this time in Thailand high humidity, which, together with the hot sun doing a long exposure to the outdoors is not quite comfortable. Heat season ends in may. Closer to the South of the country due to southwest monsoon, the rainy season begins, but they are short and this time it is considered auspicious to stay. Despite some climatic features of spring in Thailand, you can always find more suitable for Your purposes place to stay. For example, in March and April you can go in Central, Eastern and North-Eastern regions, where the weather at this time is dry and warm. Good to visit the resort of Cha Am , located on the Gulf of Thailand – there's probably rains you often will not bother. Also quite positive on the Indian resorts (Phuket, Krabi, Phi Phi), and also the Pacific (Koh Chang, Koh Mang, Koh Kood). By the way, tours in may are considered as the most affordable, so choosing this month, You can save some.

The climate of the spring months

(Bangkok)

March
Max average t°: +34 °C (93.2 °F)
Min average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 35 mm (1.4")
Water t°: +28 °C (82.4 °F)
April
Max average t°: +35 °C (95 °F)
Min average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 90 mm (3.5")
Water t°: +29 °C (84.2 °F)
May
Max average t°: +34 °C (93.2 °F)
Min average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 14 days
Precipitation: 165 mm (6.5")
Water t°: +29 °C (84.2 °F)

Spring holidays

  • March, 8 – International women's day;
  • March, 11 – the festival of kites;
  • March, 13 – National Thai elephant day;
  • May, 5 is coronation day in Thailand;
  • May, 6 – the rocket festival.

Summer in Thailand

In the summer be prepared for the rains and high humidity, however, is a warm sea and Sunny days.

Whether to go to Thailand in the summer? The travel agent says "No", and most fans of this wonderful country: "Yes"! Because at this time the prices are falling, the rains are short and can walk just 5-10 minutes, the temperature is about 30-35 degrees, there are fewer tourists than in high season, as nature literally comes to life! The reason the majority of fruit ripens in the summer! However, if Your body does not tolerate high humidity, driving in this season it is better to refrain. Weather in June in Thailand is wet, temperature around 32 degrees and the water is about 28 degrees.

The hottest place in June, is the island of Koh Samui, but Phuket is a bit cooler, however, and the rains there could be more. Weather in July is not much different from June and August is the peak month of the rainy season in most parts of the Kingdom, but in the North-East and North of the country is already beginning to dry up..

The climate of the summer months

(Bangkok)

June
Max average t°: +32 °C (89.6 °F)
Min average t°: +25°C (77 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 16 days
Precipitation: 170 mm (6.7")
Water t°: +29 °C (84.2 °F)
Jule
Max average t°: +32 °C (89.6 °F)
Min average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 18 days
Precipitation: 180 mm (7.1")
Water t°: +28 °C (82.4 °F)
August
Max average t°: +32 °C (89.6 °F)
Min average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 18 days
Precipitation: 190 mm (7.5")
Water t°: +28 °C (82.4 °F)


Summer holidays

  • June, 2 – festival of the pineapple;
  • July, 20 – beginning of Buddhist lent;
  • August, 18 – day science.

Autumn in Thailand

What autumn in Thailand? In September virtually all over the country ends the rainy season. September call – season – at this time the weather changes. Some rain can still go, mostly at night, but they are unlikely to disturb the temperature about 30 degrees and the sea is about 26 degrees, the sun beats down and the rain is only slightly cooled. As in Thailand is still low season, the beaches are uncrowded, the sea is clear and warm. At this time the beautiful nature and to discover. In October it was not so rainy, and the temperature about 32 degrees.

In October, the tourists return to Thailand, so if you are going at this time in the trip, take care of bookings in advance. In November, the weather is getting better, finally the rainy season ends and the temperature becomes more pleasant 30 degrees. At this time, you can go to any part of the Kingdom, with the possible exception of the South-East, there may still be too rainy.

The climate of the autumn months

(Bangkok)

September
Max average t°: +32 °C (89.6 °F)
Min average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 21 days
Precipitation: 305 mm (12")
Water t°: +28 °C (82.4 °F)
October
Max average t°: +32 °C (89.6 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 16 days
Precipitation: 255 mm (10")
Water t°: +28 °C (82.4 °F)
November
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 16 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (2.2")
Water t°: +27 °C (80.4 °F)

Autumn holidays

 

October, 23 – memorial Day of king Rama the Fifth in Thailand.

Winter in Thailand

Winter is the best time for beach and sightseeing holiday in Thailand. In addition, the winter is so beautiful!

In Russia in December, comes winter, and in Thailand the weather is dry and warm. However, it is worth considering that there is a difference between the southern and Northern areas of Thailand when the South of 30 degrees North can be 3 to 6 degrees less. Weather in January in General is about the same as in December. The end of December and beginning of January is high season, as Thailand is a popular place for Europeans and Russians to meet Christmas and new year. Weather in Thailand in February is considered dry, but overall it is a great place to relax – the average water temperature is about 27 degrees and the air about 30 degrees.

The climate of the winter months

(Bangkok)

December
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +21 °C (69.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 7 mm (0.3")
Water t°: +27°C (80.4 °F)
January
Max average t°: +32 °C (89.6 °F)
Min average t°: +21 °C (69.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 9 mm (0.3")
Water t°: +27 °C (80.4 °F)
February
Max average t°: +33 °C (91.4 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 30 mm (1.5")
Water t°: +27 °C (80.4 °F)

Winter holidays

  • December, 10 – Constitution Day;
  • December, 25 – Christmas;
  • January, 1 – New Year;
  • January, 9 – Children's day;
  • February, 5 – the festival of colors.