Climate 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.

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. In addition, the country's warm and humid climate is partly caused by the monsoon winds that blow across the Indian Ocean.

Dry season

Temperatures in Thailand can reach 40 degrees Celsius during the hot season, which runs from March through June and lasts nearly six months. This time of year is characterized by sunny days and relatively little precipitation.

It is a popular time for vacationers to visit the area. However, the high temperatures and excessive humidity can cause discomfort for some people.

Rain season

Heavy precipitation occurs throughout Thailand during the months of July through 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 characterized by cloudy skies and occasional thunderstorms, which can lead to flooding in some regions. Temperatures tend to be lower during this season than during the hot season, averaging between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius.

Cool season

The months of November through February constitute Thailand's cool season, characterized by pleasant temperatures and very little rain. This season lasts for four months. This season is characterized by cloudless skies and pleasant weather, which contributes to its popularity among travelers. 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 through October, while the hot and humid season only lasts from March through May.

The months of November through February constitute the cool season of this region, characterized by dense fog and icy temperatures, with average temperatures dropping to somewhere around 15 degrees Celsius. This season lasts four months.

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Climate Thailand by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 14 10 26 43 83 81 78 78 117 171 61 13
Days with rain 7 6 11 15 23 23 26 25 26 26 13 5
Dry days 24 22 20 15 8 7 5 6 4 5 17 26
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
UV-index 7 7 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

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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 through February are ideal for seeing the country and learning about its rich history and culture. Temperatures in these months range from about 22 degrees Celsius to about 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 historic 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're 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 are visiting 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 especially 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.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Thailand?

Thailand lies in a straight line about 3,427 km from Pakistan (Islamabad → Bangkok).

How long is the flight to Thailand?

The flight time from Jinnah International Airport to Thailand is approximately 5 h. 40 min.

What are the largest airports in Thailand?

These are the largest airports in Thailand:

  • Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) in Bangkok
  • Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) in Chiang Mai
  • Hat Yai International Airport (HDY) in Hat Yai
  • Ubon Ratchathani Airport (UBP) in Ubon Ratchathani
  • Khon Kaen Airport (KKC) in Khon Kaen
  • Udon Thani Airport (UTH) in Udon Thani
  • Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport (NST) in Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Surat Thani Airport (URT) in Surat Thani
  • Phuket International Airport (HKT) in Phuket

How many inhabitants does Thailand have?

Thailand has 69,037,513 inhabitants.

How big is Thailand?

The surface area of Thailand is 514,000 km². It is slightly smaller than Pakistan.

What is the capital of Thailand?

The capital of Thailand is Bangkok.

What is the area code of Thailand?

The area code to call Thailand is +66.

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