To put it simply, there’s never a bad time to go to Thailand. The place is beautiful year-round and there’s never any shortage of things to see and do no matter when you plan on visiting. There is some variance in weather throughout the year though, so it’s important that you know what to expect climate-wise before you book your holiday to this incredible place.
If you ask a local in Thailand about their different seasons, you’ll probably get the fairly standard answer that there are two dominant seasons – hot and hotter. This holds some relative truth because really, it’s never cold in Thailand. However, there are some variations in the weather. Officially there are three different seasons:
This time of the year occurs during the months of November through to February. It’s uncommon to get much rain during this time and temperatures usually fall somewhere between 25 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius, with the hotter end of the scale being rarer than the lower end. If you’re wanting to get in a lot of exploration, action and activity during your time in Thailand, then these months are going to offer you the most comfort weather-wise as you won’t be as inundated with humidity and heat as other times of the year.
This would be what the locals in Thailand refer to as the hotter part of the year. Occurring during the months of March through to May, daily temperatures usually go well above 30 degrees Celsius and in some cases go as high as 40. However, unlike the dry heat, you’d be familiar with in somewhere like Australia, Thailand’s tropical heat is characterised by a moist atmosphere due to the high level of humidity. It’s still going to be a beautiful time of year to visit, but you’re going to want to make sure that you pack light clothing with fabrics that aren’t going to get sticky if you sweat!
As you’d expect, this time of year is where you’re going to find the wettest. Lasting from June through until the end of October, temperatures are typically somewhere in the mid-twenties (degrees Celsius) and there are regular outbursts of tropical rain and thundershowers. However, even though this is the ‘rainy’ season, most rain only comes during nighttime hours, so through the day, you’ll still have plenty of dry time to do activities.