Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia, and it enjoys peculiar characteristics in nature and weather. Seasons in Thailand differ from what you may experience in your country.
So let’s take a look at the seasons in this part of the world, so that you will be able to find the best time for your travel.
There are three seasons in Thailand: the hot season, the cool season and the rainy season.
The cool season which is the most pleasant for traveling normally starts in November and will continue till March or later months. This season is not cold, but pleasant, and is even known as the beach season, because many tourists flock to Thailand beaches during this time. The cold in Thailand only is felt for a short time in December, especially in mountainous areas in north of Thailand. As a matter of fact, if you want to visit places like Chiang Mai, be prepared to face some cold weather in November, December and January.
The hot season in Thailand starts in March, and continues till June. The hottest time of the year may be April and May.
Then comes the rainy season, which is known as the monsoon season in many other countries. The rainy season in Thailand is not consistent in different regions of the country, and it may confuse some travelers. So pay attention to these details:
The rains may start in June or sooner (maybe as early as May) in the Andaman Sea coast. Some popular tourist destinations on this coast are Krabi and Phuket. The rainy season may continue till October in this region, but if the rains start earlier than June, chances are the rains will go away sooner than October.
In other regions of Thailand, for example in the popular tourist destinations like Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan which are located on the coast of gulf of Thailand, the rainy season has a different timing. The rains may start in October or later, and may continue till May.