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Weather in Thailand - Climate, Local Conditions, and Recommended Clothing

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Climate

Due to its location near the equator, Thailand's tropical climate can run quite hot with temperatures hovering between 82-95°F (28-35°C), especially in the months between March and May. The southwestern monsoon arrives between June and October, turning the climate hot and humid, and bringing torrential rains.

From November to February, the relief brought by Thailand's cool season is most noticeable in the north and in the highlands. This is peak season for many Thai destinations.

Travelers to Bangkok and surrounding areas should avoid the monsoon season and visit between November to February. Southeastern destinations like Phuket and Ko Samui are best seen between June and September, as the pattern is reversed in these areas (the rainy off-season occurs here between November to February).

Local Weather

Choose a location below for the weather conditions in its vicinity.

Central

East

North

Northeast (Isan)

South

Links labeled "NOAA" go to current weather forecasts made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, under the auspices of the U.S. government.

Links labeled "WWIS" go to current weather forecasts made by the World Meteorological Organization's World Weather Information Service, under the auspices of the United Nations.

Recommended Clothing

Bring lightweight cotton clothing; this is worn any time of year. Bring plenty of rainwear, as rains can occur at any season.

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