Thailand: Weather & when to go

What is the best time of year to visit Thailand?

Thailand’s high season is November to February, when the weather is generally at its best throughout the country. In northern Thailand dry season is between November & May; June to October is characterized by heavy rainfall and temperatures are cooler between October & January. The south can be split into two: the wettest months on the west coast are between April & October; whilst the east coast experiences heavy rainfall from September to December. During the rest of the year, dry and sunny weather is the order of the day.

Weather overview

Known throughout the world for its welcoming people, spicy cuisine and outstanding beaches, Thailand offers the complete holiday package. The weather’s not bad either, with much of the country experiencing a typically tropical climate consisting of two seasons: dry and wet.

The exception to the rule is the southern regions, with either side of the Thai Peninsula experiencing a typically monsoon climate, although to complicate things a little further, the two sides are out of synch with each other.

This however does usually mean there is sun to be found on a beach somewhere.

You can visit Thailand throughout the year, however more rural parts become less accessible at the peak of the rainy season and winter weather brings higher seas which has its baring on those idyllic beach days!

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