In the land of smiles, the climate is tropical. That means that there’s a rainy season, a dry season and even a “cool” season. The weather also varies significantly between different regions of the country (mainly north and south). Today, we’ll explain the climate according to the different periods of the year as well as the peculiarities specific to each region.
The Different Seasons
The north and south of the country are subject to a tropical monsoon-influenced climate. In these regions, there are two main seasons: the dry season and the rainy season.
The rainy season runs from May to November or December. This season is characterized by temperatures around 30 °, with heavy showers that usually do not last more than an hour or two. Nevertheless, some showers can turn into violent thunderstorms, which can themselves be the source of spectacular, but temporary floods.
Once past the rainy season, a cool season sets in, mainly in the northern part of the country, from November to February. Note that in the Bangkok area it is much shorter: from mid-December to mid-January. This season is almost non-existent in the southern part of the country.
As soon as the cool season has passed, a dry season sets in. Thus, from March to July, the temperatures are very high (up to 35 °), as is the humidity level.
When to Go and What to Expect?
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Note that Thailand is the only Asian country that is never affected by typhoons, all you risk is heavy rain and eventually, you can find your feet in the water.
The best way to not worry about the rain is to come to Thailand and enjoy the landscapes under the big sun between December and April. Come between December and February if you don’t want to see very high temperatures.