The best times to visit Thailand for ideal weather are

December 10th to March 11th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 


Thailand Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Thailand

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Thailand vary very little and are too warm to be considered temperate for most. The area is in the bottom 1 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Thailand, the hottest months are April, May, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-April where highs are regularly around 96.7°F (35.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77°F (25°C) at night.

    Thailand Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Thailand Temperatures (Celsius)

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    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    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.

    Thailand Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Thailand Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average 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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 86.9 76.1 66.2
    Feb 91.2 80 69.7
    Mar 93.5 82.7 73
    Apr 95.4 85 75.9
    May 93.8 84.4 77
    Jun 92 83.6 76.9
    Jul 90.4 82.5 76.2
    Aug 90.1 82.1 75.9
    Sep 89.8 81.7 75.6
    Oct 89.2 80.9 74.2
    Nov 88.7 79.5 71.7
    Dec 86.8 76.8 67.8

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 30.5 24.5 19
    Feb 32.9 26.7 20.9
    Mar 34.2 28.2 22.8
    Apr 35.2 29.4 24.4
    May 34.3 29.1 25
    Jun 33.3 28.7 24.9
    Jul 32.4 28.1 24.6
    Aug 32.3 27.8 24.4
    Sep 32.1 27.6 24.2
    Oct 31.8 27.2 23.4
    Nov 31.5 26.4 22.1
    Dec 30.4 24.9 19.9

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Thailand are September, August, and then July. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are only 0.2 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early-to-mid-September with an average of 4.8 days with significant precipitation the week of September 10th.

    When can you find snow in 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 Thailand.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Thailand (in).

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 10 0 0.04
    Feb 8.6 0 0.03
    Mar 17.1 0 0.08
    Apr 28.6 0 0.12
    May 47.1 0 0.21
    Jun 51.4 0 0.22
    Jul 57.1 0 0.25
    Aug 58.6 0 0.28
    Sep 61.4 0 0.33
    Oct 47.1 0 0.23
    Nov 24.3 0 0.13
    Dec 12.9 0 0.07

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 10 0 0.1
    Feb 8.6 0 0.08
    Mar 17.1 0 0.2
    Apr 28.6 0 0.3
    May 47.1 0 0.53
    Jun 51.4 0 0.56
    Jul 57.1 0 0.64
    Aug 58.6 0 0.71
    Sep 61.4 0 0.84
    Oct 47.1 0 0.58
    Nov 24.3 0 0.33
    Dec 12.9 0 0.18

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Thailand has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is March (60.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (77.1%).

    Wind in Thailand is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and March. June’s average wind speed of around 2.6 knots (3 MPH or 4.8 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 mid-June where average top sustained speeds reach 7.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Thailand.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 2.5 light air 6.3 a light breeze
    Feb 2.4 light air 6.3 a light breeze
    Mar 2.6 light air 6.7 a light breeze
    Apr 2.4 light air 6.6 a light breeze
    May 2.3 light air 6.6 a light breeze
    Jun 2.6 light air 6.9 a light breeze
    Jul 2.6 light air 6.8 a light breeze
    Aug 2.4 light air 6.6 a light breeze
    Sep 2.1 light air 6.1 a light breeze
    Oct 1.9 light air 5.8 a light breeze
    Nov 2.3 light air 6.2 a light breeze
    Dec 2.5 light air 6.3 a light breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 61.7
    Feb 60.4
    Mar 60.1
    Apr 62.6
    May 69.4
    Jun 71.8
    Jul 73.9
    Aug 75.4
    Sep 77.1
    Oct 75.4
    Nov 69.3
    Dec 64.8

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Thailand?

    As of 5/29/2017 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.
     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Thailand is January, followed by July and August. 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 Thailand in April. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

    Estimated Tourism by Month

     

    Most Popular Months to Visit

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    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 74.4 in April means 74.4% of the tourists vs. January.

    Overall Thailand Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 96.7°F (35.9°C) and 93.2°F (34°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 15 days of 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 moderate precipitation with 15 to 18 days of precipitation per month. June – August is busy season for tourism in Thailand, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 90.2°F (32.3°C) and 88.1°F (31.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a very great amount: 7 to 18 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is perfect this time of year in Thailand to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92°F (33.3°C) and 85.6°F (29.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

     


     

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