The best times to visit South Thailand for ideal weather are
January 29th to March 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
South Thailand Travel Guide
Other South Thailand Travel Info
Weather in South Thailand
Average temperatures in South Thailand vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 5th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit South Thailand, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 93.9°F (34.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.4°F (24.7°C) at night.
South Thailand Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
South Thailand Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
South Thailand Perceived Temperature (F)
South Thailand Perceived Temperature (C)
Average South Thailand Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in South Thailand are February, June, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late November with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of November 19th.
When can you find snow in South Thailand? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in South Thailand.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in South Thailand (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
South Thailand has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is June (76.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (88%).
Wind in South Thailand is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 2.7 knots (3.1 MPH or 4.9 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early August where average top sustained speeds reach 9.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in South Thailand.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||1.5||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
|Feb||1.4||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|Mar||1.3||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
|Apr||1.1||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|May||1.4||Barely noticeable||7.1||Light breeze|
|Jun||2.2||Barely noticeable||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||2.7||Barely noticeable||8.7||Light breeze|
|Aug||2.1||Barely noticeable||8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2||Barely noticeable||7.8||Light breeze|
|Oct||1.4||Barely noticeable||7||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||1.5||Barely noticeable||6.9||Light breeze|
|Dec||2||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to South Thailand?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Thailand; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in South Thailand is January, followed by August and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit South Thailand in May. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall South Thailand Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.5°F (34.2°C) and 89.2°F (31.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 6 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in South Thailand, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 92.1°F (33.4°C) and 84.3°F (29.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 20 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in South Thailand to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.2°F (31.8°C) and 84.2°F (29°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 15 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.