Thailand's Climate by Region

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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South East Coast ThailandSunSunSunSunSunSunSunSunny IntervalsRainRainRainRain
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
North Thailand212326292828272626262421
Central Thailand262728292827262626262726
South East Coast Thailand262728292928282828272726
South West Coast Thailand262728292828272727262626
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North Thailand

The north of Thailand, including the region of Chiang Mai, stays mostly dry between November and April and it can get a little chilly in the evenings in December. So if you’re heading there at this time, it’s worth packing a few cosy layers. Most of the rain falls in August and September, and if you’re planning a trek or two, you can expect plenty of mud!

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Bangkok and Central Thailand

Thailand’s capital, Bangkok is located in the central region of the country and is usually the starting point for most travellers. This region enjoys beautiful weather between November and February and can get seriously hot in March, April and May. Between August to October, there’s often a lot of rainfall which can lead to heavy flooding.

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South Thailand

If you’re heading to the south and islands for a dose of tropical beach time during your trip, there are two seasons to be aware of; the wet season and the dry season. These seasons don’t run at the same time on both the East and West coast of Thailand so it’s worth knowing where to go when.

On the west coast the southwest monsoon brings rain and often heavy storms from April through to October, while on the east coast the most rain falls between September and December.


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Laze on tropical beaches
Snooze under swaying palms, snorkel through coral reefs and take tropical sunset strolls on Thailand’s beaches. It’s the original island hopping paradise.
Beaches in Thailand
Young boy with Thai woman in Thailand

Rambler Tales

Family adventure in Thailand | Gillian Lamb

by Rickshaw Ramblers

Gillian took her family on an adventure of a lifetime to Thailand, swimming in the River Kwai, learning about elephants & making lots of friends along the way!
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