Thailand Weather: Best Month and Time to go, Seasons

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When to go to Thailand, Best Time

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Much of Thailand has a tropical climate, so most of the year is hot and humid, with temperatures between 28 and 35 掳 C.Remember that the mountainous regions of Thailand, especially those in the north of the country, have several degrees compared to coastal areas.

Seasons in Thailand

Thailand's climate can be divided into 3 seasons, depending on the 3 climatic situations prevailing during the year.


Cool season

The cool season is from November to the end of February. During this period it does not rain much and temperatures are the lowest of the whole year. This difference is more noticeable in the northern areas and less so in the southern parts of the country and along the coast.


If you want to make a trip or vacation to Thailand during this period and have to do some climbing in the mountains in the north, where the temperature can drop even to 5掳C, it is advisable to pack a sweater or something warm.

Paradoxically, the cold season represents the best time to visit Thailand, especially in the Christmas period, New Year and during the Chinese New Year, which arrives a few weeks later. Finding flights and accommodation during this time can be expensive and difficult, so if you wish to travel during this time it is advisable to book well in advance.

Warm season

The warm season runs from March to June. In this period in Thailand, temperatures can reach up to 40 掳 C. With these temperatures it can be quite pleasant to lie or sit on the beach enjoying a cool drink, but it is not the best time of the year to visit Bangkok's various attractions or temples.


Rainy season

The rainy season runs from July to October. Although this is the least recommended period for travel and vacations in Thailand, it does not mean that it rains continuously and non-stop, but when it does there are real downpours and flooding is not uncommon. Most of the rain falls in September.

What to know about Thailand's climate

There are some local exceptions to these general patterns of weather seasons in Thailand. In particular, the southeastern coast of Thailand, including Koh Samui, has a reversed rainy season compared to other Thai areas.

This major tourist area of the country has the high season from May to October, while the rainy season is in the months of November to February.


To settle on the climate for the various tourist areas and destinations in Thailand this outline depicting the prevailing weather condition for each month of the year for each area can be very helpful.

Phi-Phi Island, Krabi - Thailand - Foto da Istock
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