It’s never a bad time to go Thailand, but for the absolute best sun and sand, some months do boast clearer skies. The weather in Thailand can be categorised into: rainy from May to October, a cooler climate from November through February, and copious amounts of sun from March to May. Overall, the cool season is the best time to head over.
Southern regions closer to the Malaysian border however, experience monsoon climate year long. Unlike most destinations, the weather largely depends on the region as well. So before we confuse you any further, we’ll break it down to where you want to head to and when the best time to do so is.
Gulf of Thailand
Best time to go: Anytime from December to February; good weather and refreshing winds that create the ideal setting for water sports.
Other seasons: Temperatures start to rise in March, between 29°C – 35°C, and the regions are at their hottest in March and April. Come June you can expect short intervals of rain that usually last for an hour in the afternoon, clearing the way for even bluer skies. The rain really comes in late-August to September, but thanks to Thailand’s cool climate, downpours of rain are balanced out by enjoyable sunny spells.
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West / Andaman Sea
Best time to go: From November to March, where there’s cooling winds to compliment the hot summer sun.
Other seasons: Later in March, temperatures can go up all the day to a daily average between 30°C to 36°C. These high temperatures carry all the way into late May, followed by the monsoon rains. Mid-September and mid-October are the prime periods for rainfall, but then again, the rain falls heavy usually in the afternoon, but passes within an hour or so.
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