Choose the ideal season to go to Thailand!

Between the heavenly beaches of Phuket, the Khmer temples of Phimai or the archaeological park of Ayutthaya, Thailand attracts more and more tourists every year. To prepare your trip to Thailand, it is best to choose carefully the period that will satisfy you the most!

Warm And Temperate Season: The Best Choice!

With its tropical climate, Thailand is marked by the change of seasons: dry, wet, and the rainy season. The wet season and its temperate climate runs from November to February: this is the best period in Thailand. Temperatures drop between 25 and 30 degrees, the sun is at its zenith, and a small cool dry wind blows, making the atmosphere much more breathable. Beware, in the north of the country it can get colder, especially if you plan a trek in the mountains.

More specifically, if you plan to do water sports, such as diving, this is one of the best seasons to go to Thailand. Indeed, the climate is ideal for diving in the calm waters caressed by the mild sun of the Andaman Sea (west coast of Thailand around Phuket). This is particularly true from October to May.

To the east, in the Gulf of Thailand, diving is practiced in optimal conditions from April to October. The water is at a constant average temperature of 28 degrees. Outside of this temperate season, you might be surprised by the waves and incessant rain.

Whatever your desires (walking, sightseeing, beach, diving, etc.), the best season for Thailand is undoubtedly between November and February. You can go to the land of smiles at any time, but you will have to take certain precautions to live your stay in the best possible way.

Avoid The Rainy Seasons

The rainy season, also known as the green season, is very noticeable in the countries of Southeast Asia. It lasts for four months from June to October. The weather is marked by thunderstorms, unstable weather and irregular rainfall during the day.

The rains are more prevalent in the North (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, etc.) than in the South, towards Phuket. Avoid the coast in September, as it is the peak of the rainy season and typhoons sweep the beaches there.

While the rainy season can be beautiful with the rebirth of vegetation that is more lush than ever, it can also be difficult to bear. This is especially true for people who are not used to such high humidity levels (sometimes up to 90% with average temperatures in the 28-degree range). Beyond that, the rainy season also brings its share of mosquitoes, which can make any stay unbearable.

What's more, it will certainly complicate your travels around the country (mudflows, floods, interrupted maritime traffic, etc.), and risk you getting stuck in your hotel because of the weather. Whether you plan to visit the country, go on excursions or laze on the beach, this is not the best season for Thailand!

The Dry Season: Sunshine, But High Temperatures

Although it is sunny, the dry season is not necessarily ideal for a trip to Thailand. It lasts between November and May. However, this period can be divided into two phases: a moderately dry season from November to February, and a truly dry season from March to May.

During the very dry season, it is hot with scorching temperatures between March and May. The climate can be stifling, as temperatures can reach around 40 degrees. Air conditioning is essential!

In Phuket, one feels less the alternation of dry and wet seasons. If you go to Thailand during the dry season, we advise you to go to the beaches of Phuket, where the temperatures will be.

The dry season remains ideal if you want to swim regularly and enjoy the sun on the beach. Conversely, avoid northern Thailand and cities like Bangkok where temperatures are particularly high.

Scuba Diving Spots In Phuket

Did you know?

You will be able to observe sharks from February to May in the Similan Islands, and around March-April on Koh Tao. This is the best season to meet them as they are numerous due to the availability of lots of food.

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