Best travel time for South Thailand

Best travel time for Southwest Thailand

Southwest Thailand: Phuket, Krabi, Koh Lanta, Phang-NGA, Khao Lak, Trang, Koh Phi

Climate table for Southwest Thailand

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in ° C 32 33 33 33 32 31 31 31 30 30 31 31
Min. Temperature in ° C 22nd 23 24 24 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 23
Hours of sunshine per day 9 9 9 8 6 5 6 5 5 6 7 8
Water temperature in ° C 28 28 28 29 29 28 28 28 28 28 27 27
Rainy days per month 6 5 6 12 21 20 20 20 23 23 16 9

Best travel time for Southwest Thailand: December to April

According to WATCHTUTORIALS, the temperatures in southwest Thailand are about the same all year round, so that no exact seasons are set. Average 25 to 33 degrees Celsius await you all year round. The number of rainy days in the different months allows an indication of the rainy season in southwest Thailand.

From May to October there are the most showers with an average of 20 rainy days per month. This in no way prevents you from going on vacation. Because the showers are usually only one to two hours a day and then let the sun run free again.

But if you want to spend your vacation on the Andaman Sea at the best time to travel , then fly to your favorite island in the months of December to April .

You can choose from holiday strongholds such as Phuket , Krabi, Koh Lanta, Phang-NGA, Khao Lak , Trang or Koh Phi. With eight to nine hours of sunshine a day, you can lean back wonderfully and experience pure enjoyment on your journey.

The best travel time for Southwest Thailand at a glance:

  • December : 31 ° C, 8 hours of sunshine, 27 ° C water., 9 rainy days, 79% air humidity.
  • January : 32 ° C, 9 hours of sunshine, 28 ° C water., 6 rainy days, 77% air humidity.
  • February : 33 ° C, 9 hours of sunshine, 28 ° C water., 5 rain., 76% air humidity.
  • March : 33 ° C, 9 hours of sunshine, 28 ° C water., 6 rain., 76% air humidity.
  • April : 33 ° C, 8 hours of sunshine, 29 ° C water., 12 rains, 77% air humidity.

Best travel time for Southeast Thailand

Best travel time for Southeast Thailand

Southeast Thailand: Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Surat Thani

Climate table for Southeast Thailand

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in ° C 32 32 33 34 33 32 32 31 31 31 30 30
Min. Temperature in ° C 22 23 24 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 23 23
Hours of sunshine per day 9 10 10 10 9 8 7 6 6 7 8 8
Water temperature in ° C 26 26 26 27 28 28 28 28 28 27 27 27
Rainy days per month 8 4 5 8 14 15 15 15 16 18 18 14

Best travel time for Southeast Thailand: January to April & mid-July to early September

In the Gulf of Thailand are the fascinating islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. If you want to spend an unforgettable beach holiday here, I recommend a trip in January, February, March, April, July, August and September . During this time there are summer temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius and on the rainy days there are only small showers that quickly disappear. The humidity in Southeast Thailand is very high all year round due to the high temperatures of the tropical climate. The best weather conditions await you from January to March. Therefore, trips to Koh Samui and the other islands in southeast Thailand are particularly expensive at this time. Relatively cheaper, but still perfect for a beach vacation in the Gulf of Thailand, is from the end of July to the beginning of September .

Bargain hunters should take their vacation in the Gulf of Thailand during this time. The rainy season in Southeast Thailand is from May to December. From mid-July to early September, however, the small rain showers are not worth mentioning. I would advise against a vacation from the end of September to December. During this period it can get very stormy on the islands in the Gulf of Thailand , so that a beach holiday is almost impossible. Bigger rain showers also await you in June, which is why this month is not the best time to travel to Southeast Thailand. The months of April and May are the hottest of the year as there is little wind. Do you want to go to the southeast of Thailand during this time you have to make sure that your hotel is air-conditioned. Because of the calm, the heat is difficult to bear for the average European.

The best travel time for Southeast Thailand at a glance:

  • January: 32 ° C, 9 hours of sunshine, 26 ° C water., 8 rain., 76% air humidity.
  • February: 32 ° C, 10 hours sun, 26 ° C water., 4 rain., 77% air humidity.
  • March: 33 ° C, 10 hours sun, 26 ° C water., 5 rain., 76% air humidity.
  • April: 34 ° C, 10 hours sun, 27 ° C water., 8 rain., 76% air humidity.
  • July: 32 ° C, 7 hours of sunshine, 28 ° C water., 15 rain., 74% air humidity.
  • August: 31 ° C, 6 hours of sunshine, 28 ° C water., 15 rains, 74% air humidity.
  • September: 31 ° C, 6 hours of sunshine, 28 ° C water., 16 rainy days, 75% air humidity.

My conclusion on the best travel time for Thailand

As I have shown you, the best travel time for Thailand cannot be given in general. To determine the weather, climatologists divide the country into two climate zones: Northern Thailand and Southern Thailand . The south can again be divided into central, south-west and south-east Thailand . You can read above when the best travel times for your favorite islands and places in Thailand are. Always keep in mind that the best travel time is also the most popular. If the demand is high, the prices also rise. If you want to fly to Thailand for little money, you should therefore also consider the other months outside the high season. The rainy season is a good alternative.