When to Plan Your Trip to Thailand
Your trip to Thailand takes planning for not only where to stay but also for when to visit the country. The weather slightly differs from the north to the south and from the east coast to the west coast. Therefore, when you plan your trip to Thailand, you can generalize it according to the major seasons. There are more enjoyable times of the year to visit, so you must plan accordingly:
Weather Seasons in Thailand
Thailand has 3 weather seasons: cool, hot, and rainy
1. Cool season occurs from November to February
2. Hot season occurs from March to May
3. Rainy season occurs from June to October
Worst Time of the Year to Visit Thailand (But, the Cheapest Prices!)
From the seasons, you can already guess which is the worst times of the year to visit Thailand: hot and rainy seasons. During hot season, temperatures are well above 30 degrees Celsius (around 90 degrees Fahrenheit) with instant-sweat humidity. During rainy season, it is likely to rain for about an hour each day with occasional monsoons causing hours-long rains.
However, this is also the time of year when airlines and hotels will lure you in with amazing discounts and promotions. So it is up to you to decide if you are willing to bear the intense, humid heat and rainy days in exchange for these tempting prices.
Best Time of the Year to Visit Thailand
Since 2 out of the 3 months of the year are not ideal, the best time of the year to visit Thailand is during cool season. November still has rainy days. December boasts of cooling temperatures and less rain; however, expect the holiday crowds with holiday rates.
The absolute best times to visit is, then, January and February. The weather is at its coolest with the fewest days of rain and the most days of sunshine. If you are cost-conscious, avoid traveling during Chinese New Year when prices return to high holiday rates. Plan your trip before Chinese New Year or 2 weeks after when rates fluctuate back down.
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