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The best time to visit Thailand

The best time to visit Thailand is from November to February. The weather across the country sits at a pleasant temperature that lets travellers comfortably immerse themselves in the numerous festivals that spring up at this time.

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Visiting Thailand in January

Throughout January, Thailand will experience average temperatures of 27°C with very little rainfall, ideal for a winter sun destination to Thailand’s beaches on the west coast. January can be less humid than February and March, yet still experiences daily sunshine.

Visiting Thailand in February

February will bring guaranteed sunshine to most of Thailand with January through to March being the best time to visit the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan with temperatures averaging 25°C.

Visiting Thailand in March

Temperatures in March begin to rise so the entire country will experience sunshine and warm weather. When visiting Thailand’s cities, such as Bangkok, sightseeing may be less comfortable with the higher humidity levels during the day yet pleasant temperatures in the evenings.

Visiting Thailand in April

Thailand will experience very hot temperatures throughout the country. Cooler temperatures will be experienced in northern regions with an average of 29°C and occasional rainfall in western regions.

Visiting Thailand in May

May will bring marginally cooler temperatures throughout Thailand than previous months with more chances of rainfall, particularly in western regions yet higher chances of daily sunshine in the east.

Visiting Thailand in June

Prior to the monsoon season, June can be a great time to travel to Thailand with fewer crowds yet will still experience daily sunshine. Average temperatures can range from 25°C to 32°C.

Visiting Thailand in July

From July to October, Thailand will experience the monsoon, bringing most of the country’s annual rainfall during this period.

Visiting Thailand in August

As the peak on the monsoon season, September will bring heavy rainfall throughout Thailand yet eastern regions experience monsoon rains later than the rest of Thailand.

Visiting Thailand in September

September will experience similar temperatures and humidity levels to August but depending on the region of Thailand, some areas will see less frequent rain showers even though it is likely to rain daily. Flooding may occur in some regions if the monsoon rains were particularly heavy in previous months.

Visiting Thailand in October

As the monsoon season begins to end, October will experience less frequent rainfall and lower levels of humidity making it an excellent month for sightseeing and visiting the countryside to view the lush, green vegetation.

Visiting Thailand in November

Thailand benefits from great weather year-round, with the best time to visit is from November to March. During these months, day temperatures are more bearable and there is less chance of rain.

Visiting Thailand in December

December is one of Thailand’s peak months with lower humidity levels and comfortable temperatures throughout the country, allowing for opportunities to explore the entire country.

Thailand climate guide

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Maximum Temperature (°C)Monthly Rainfall (mm)
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  • Chiang Mai
  • Khao Lak
  • Koh Samet
  • Koh Samui
  • Krabi
  • Phuket
  • Udon Thani

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Amy Waters is warm and friendly and went out of her way to try and resolve issues and meet any requests. Always helpful, noticing small details, lending a hand and quick to learn what appealed to us, drawing our attention to things that may be of interest.


Amy really understood the type of holiday we were looking for with a real mixture of accommodation and activities ranging from relaxing to exciting. When I asked for a private pool on the beach that's exactly what she delivered. Amy embraced every request, making sure they blended, giving us something new and exciting at every turn. The ethos of Steppes travel is what will always set you aside. Thank you and keep up the good work.


You did a fantastic job from start to finish. Helping us identify where to go in December for the best weather, locate the perfect villa, source a chef and yoga instructor and organise transport from multiple destinations. Everything worked beautifully.


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