Weather and rainy season

Weather and rainy season in Thailand

Thailand has 2 or 3 seasons depending on where in the country you are.

Hot, hotter and hotter.

The rain typically comes as short, drenching downpours, which rarely last more than a few hours at a time and freshen up the whole atmosphere, like after a downpour on a sweltering summer day.

Even if you are in Thailand during the rainy season, the rain is usually relatively short and intense, after which it clears up. For this reason, we believe at Real Estate Siam that you can travel to Thailand all year round - and not have to worry so much about the rainy season.

The best advice is to go for the experiences and facilities you want, and not for where the weather might be best

November/December to the beginning of March, Thailand is the coolest and driest period with the most hours of sunshine and temperatures between 25–32 °C.

Thailand has the perfect holiday climate, which is why the country is the preferred holiday destination in Southeast Asia. The weather in Thailand offers lovely sunshine and warm temperatures from 25-31 °C all year round. The hottest months are from March to May, while the monsoon season runs from June to October. Therefore, Thailand is most popular in the months of November to March.

The humidity is between 75-80% and can increase even more in the months of July to November. If you get overwhelmed by the heat, you can jump in the waves in the delicious 28-30 °C warm bathing water.

will find all the ingredients to create the perfect trip. The sea is turquoise blue, the beaches are chalk white and the food is fantastic. Not to mention the shopping, which is world class.

Areas in Thailand 

Andaman Sea (Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi and Koh Lanta)

In these areas, the rainy season will usually fall from about mid-April to October. Lots of people travel to these areas in summer and have good weather most of the time.

And remember that a rain makes the air fresh and lovely, that prices are lower than usual and that there are fewer tourists than in high season. And that the showers disappear as quickly as they come.

From mid-November to March there is the greatest chance of having nice weather. Absolute high season is the Christmas period from December and a little into January, when prices are also at their highest. During the winter holidays, you get the best of both worlds with lots of sun and warmth at prices that are absolutely reasonable.

Gulf of Thailand (Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Khanom and Koh Tao)

In the Gulf of Thailand, the rainy season is from October to January. Spring in the bay is often really nice, and there are also great chances of nice and sunny weather in the summer period.If you want the greatest chance of dry summer weather in Thailand, these areas are therefore good options.

Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin

In Bangkok, Pattaya and Hua Hin, the rainy season is generally from about May to October. Here, too, it is most often a question of short, intense rains that freshen up the atmosphere and then fade away again. However, there can also be strong storms and cloudbursts - especially from August to October.

Northern Thailand (Chiang Mai and surroundings)

In Chiang Mai and the rest of Northern Thailand, there is typically not as much rainfall in the wet season as further south. Since this is not a beach area, a shower every now and then makes it less likely, and in several places the rice fields and the other surroundings are beautiful and lush during the rainy season.The largest amount of rainfall in these areas falls in August and September.

In northern Thailand they get relatively cold in December/January. Here it can get down to 10-15 degrees at night. During the day, however, warmer. At the top of the highest mountains below 10 degrees can be seen in the coldest periods.

The best time to travel to Northern Thailand is typically mid-October to early February.

To sum up ...

Now you have read a little about where and when the weather gods usually offer Thailand sunshine and rainfall. However, no two years are the same, so this is just a guide - not a prediction.

Remember Real Estate Siam believes that it is also great to go to Thailand during the periods when it rains. You still experience the same fantastic things, the surroundings are beautiful and lush, there are typically not quite as many tourists, and the prices are often a good deal lower than in the high season. All these things, in our eyes, make up for a fresh shower every now and then.