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Best Time to Visit Thailand in 2024 for Beaches, Temples, and Festivals. Thailand Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Thailand

  • Optimal: November to February (cooler weather and dry season).
  • For beaches: November to April.
  • Other favorable months: May to October (less crowded, but rainy season).

Geography facts

  • Location: Southeast Asia.
  • Area: 513,120 km².
  • Borders: Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia.
  • Landscape: Diverse with mountains, plains, and coastlines. Highest point: Doi Inthanon at 2,565 meters.

Thailand is known for its vibrant cities, serene beaches, lush mountains, and rich cultural heritage, making it a popular destination for tourists year-round.

Climate

  • Northern Thailand: Tropical savanna climate (cooler dry season and hot, wet season).
  • Central and Southern Thailand: Tropical monsoon climate (warm all year with seasonal monsoons).
The daily range of reported temperatures (gray bars) and 24-hour highs (red ticks) and lows (blue ticks), placed over the daily average high (faint red line) and low (faint blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. (c) weatherspark.com

Monthly Weather Snapshot

January

  • Cool and dry. Ideal for visiting northern regions and beaches.
  • Average temperatures: +23°C (73°F) to +30°C (86°F).
  • Sea temperature: +27°C (81°F).
  • Rainfall: Minimal, around 10 mm.

February

  • Cool and dry. Perfect for beach holidays and exploring cities.
  • Average temperatures: +24°C (75°F) to +31°C (88°F).
  • Sea temperature: +28°C (82°F).
  • Rainfall: Low, around 20 mm.
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March

  • Warming up. Suitable for beaches and temples.
  • Average temperatures: +26°C (79°F) to +33°C (91°F).
  • Sea temperature: +29°C (84°F).
  • Rainfall: Moderate, around 30 mm.

April

  • Hot and dry. Best for Songkran Festival.
  • Average temperatures: +28°C (82°F) to +35°C (95°F).
  • Sea temperature: +30°C (86°F).
  • Rainfall: Moderate, around 50 mm.

May

  • Start of rainy season. Still good for beaches but expect some rain.
  • Average temperatures: +28°C (82°F) to +34°C (93°F).
  • Sea temperature: +30°C (86°F).
  • Rainfall: Higher, around 150 mm.

June

  • Rainy season continues. Great for fewer crowds and lush landscapes.
  • Average temperatures: +28°C (82°F) to +33°C (91°F).
  • Sea temperature: +29°C (84°F).
  • Rainfall: High, around 160 mm.
The hourly reported temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. (c) weatherspark.com

July

  • Rainy season peaks. Ideal for visiting cultural sites and festivals.
  • Average temperatures: +27°C (81°F) to +32°C (90°F).
  • Sea temperature: +28°C (82°F).
  • Rainfall: High, around 180 mm.

August

  • Monsoon season. Good for green scenery and lower prices.
  • Average temperatures: +27°C (81°F) to +32°C (90°F).
  • Sea temperature: +28°C (82°F).
  • Rainfall: High, around 190 mm.

September

  • Rainy season starts to taper. Beautiful landscapes and less heat.
  • Average temperatures: +27°C (81°F) to +31°C (88°F).
  • Sea temperature: +28°C (82°F).
  • Rainfall: High, around 200 mm.
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October

  • End of rainy season. Great for all-around travel.
  • Average temperatures: +26°C (79°F) to +30°C (86°F).
  • Sea temperature: +28°C (82°F).
  • Rainfall: Decreasing, around 150 mm.

November

  • Start of dry season. Best time for beaches and outdoor activities.
  • Average temperatures: +24°C (75°F) to +29°C (84°F).
  • Sea temperature: +27°C (81°F).
  • Rainfall: Low, around 50 mm.

December

  • Cool and dry. Ideal for all types of travel.
  • Average temperatures: +23°C (73°F) to +28°C (82°F).
  • Sea temperature: +27°C (81°F).
  • Rainfall: Minimal, around 30 mm.

For those planning to visit Thailand, November to February is the most favorable time due to the cooler and dry climate, perfect for exploring the country’s stunning beaches, cultural landmarks, and vibrant festivals.

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