Climate of Thailand
The climate in Thailand is often hot and humid, and the country has three distinct seasons: the dry season, the rainy season, and the cool season. Thailand has these types of climate because it is located in the tropical region of Southeast Asia.
Climate averages for the whole year
- Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 31°C and 35°C
- Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 23°C and 28°C
- Rain: it rains 206 days and there is a total of approximately 775 mm rainfall
- Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3117 sun hours
|Maximum temperature:||between 31°C and 35°C|
|Warmest month:||35°C in April|
|Coldest month:||31°C in December|
|Night temperature:||between 23°C and 28°C|
|Dry days:||159 days|
|Days with rain:||206 days|
|Days with snow:||0 days|
|Total rain sum:||775 mm|
|Hours of sunshine:||3117 hours|
Because of its proximity to the equator, the country is constantly exposed to sunlight throughout the year. As a direct result, temperatures and humidity levels are quite high. Moreover, the country's warm and humid climate is partly caused by the monsoon winds blowing across the Indian Ocean.
Temperatures in Thailand can reach 40 degrees Celsius during the hot season, which runs from March to June and lasts almost six months. This time of the year is characterised by sunny days and relatively little rainfall.
It is a popular time for holidaymakers to visit the area. However, the high temperatures and excessive humidity can cause discomfort for some people.
Heavy rainfall occurs throughout Thailand during the months of July to October, corresponding to the country's monsoon season. This is especially true in the southern and central areas of the country.
This time of year is characterised by cloudy skies and occasional thunderstorms, which can lead to flooding in some regions. Temperatures tend to be lower in this season than in the hot season, with average temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius.
The months from November to February constitute Thailand's cool season, characterised by pleasant temperatures and very little rain. This season lasts for four months. This season is characterised by cloudless skies and pleasant weather, which contributes to its popularity among travellers. The temperature during this season often hovers around 25 degrees Celsius daily.
North of Thailand
The climate in the northern part of Thailand differs from that in the rest of the country. The dry season in this part of the world runs from June to October, while the hot and humid season only lasts from March to May.
The months of November to February form the cool season of this region, which is characterised by dense fog and icy temperatures, with average temperatures dropping to somewhere around 15 degrees Celsius. This season lasts for four months.
This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Thailand.
This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Thailand.
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Climate table of Thailand
In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Thailand. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Thailand might be like in a given month.
|Day temp. (°C)||32||33||34||35||34||33||32||32||32||32||32||31|
|Night temp. (°C)||23||25||27||28||28||27||26||26||26||26||25||24|
|Days with rain||7||6||11||15||23||23||26||25||26||26||13||5|
|Sun hours per day||9||10||9||10||11||10||8||7||7||7||7||7|
|Wind force (Bft)||2||2||3||3||2||3||3||2||2||2||2||2|
Best time to visit Thailand
When is the ideal time to visit Thailand? That depends on your travel priorities. The mild and dry months of November to February are ideal for seeing the country and learning about its rich history and culture. Temperatures in these months range from around 22 degrees Celsius to around 35 degrees Celsius, making for the best weather of the year. This is the season to go hiking, touring and see Thailand's many museums and historical sites.
Between November and April, when the weather is clear and dry, Thailand is at its best for beachgoers. Temperatures in the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand then average between 28 and 32 degrees Celsius. Any of the country's beautiful beaches would be lovely now, whether you are in the mood for peace and quiet or a wild party. Just know that the beaches are likely to be crowded during this period, and keep that in mind.
The rainy season in Thailand (May-October) is the ideal time to go if you are looking for a cheaper trip. Temperatures range from 27 to 35 degrees Celsius during these months, and humidity is high. Most showers are short, so you can still spend time outside even if you visit during the wet season. When fewer people are in town, hotels and airlines are more likely to offer discounts.
Thailand's national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are particularly beautiful and peaceful at this time of year, thanks to lush foliage and flowing waterfalls. Travel to Thailand at any time of year and you are guaranteed a unique experience thanks to the beautiful scenery, thriving culture and warm-hearted people.
Climate of Thailand by month
What is the average climate in a given month for Thailand? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.
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