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    South Thailand climate


    South Thailand climate

    Overview: South Thailand

    South Thailand and its gems Phuket or Koh Phi Phi with tunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and delicious cuisine, that's what a perfect holiday means. The region's cuisine is famous for its spicy curries, fresh seafood, and delicious street food. The turquoise waters and vibrant coral reefs this region a paradise for beach lovers and snorkelers.

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    Climate overview and FAQs

    Climate overview

    South Thailand in general has a tropical climate. Temperatures during the day are in the range from 31 °C (87 °F) in October to 34 °C (93 °F) in March. The highest sea temperatures in South Thailand are in May with 30 °C (86 °F) and the lowest in January with 28 °C (83 °F). The driest month is February with just 4 days of rain, on the contrary, the month when it rains the most is October with 23 days of rain. The highest night temperatures could be experienced in June with 24 °C (76 °F), the lowest in January with 23 °C (73 °F).

    What is the best month to visit South Thailand?

    The best time to visit South Thailand is between December and April. During this period, temperatures are between 31 °C (88 °F) - 34 °C (93 °F), night temperatures are between 23 °C (73 °F) - 24 °C (75 °F), rainfall averages 9 days per month, and 8 hours of sunlight on average. The sea temperature for this period ranges from 28 °C (83 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F). For non-beach activities, such as sightseeing, hiking in nature, the best time to visit is December - March.

    Is South Thailand a year-round destination?

    Yes, South Thailand is a year-round destination, the temperatures don't fall below 31 °C (87 °F) and the sea temperature below 28 °C (83 °F).

    When is the wet season in South Thailand?

    The wet season in South Thailand falls in the months of May - November. During this period it rains on average 21 days per month and approximately 286 mm (11.28 in) of rain falls per month.

    What months is the dry season in South Thailand?

    The period, with low amounts of rain in South Thailand - dry season - lasts from December to March. In this period it is raining on average 7 days and approximately 59 mm (2.33 in) precipitation falls per month, which are values below average.

    What sea temperatures can I expect in South Thailand?

    In South Thailand, sea temperatures between 28 °C (83 °F) and 30 °C (86 °F) can be expected during the year.

    What temperatures can I expect in South Thailand?

    South Thailand enjoys daily temperatures in the range of 31 °C (87 °F) - 34 °C (93 °F) during the year.

    What are the night temperatures in South Thailand?

    Night temperatures in South Thailand range between 23 °C (73 °F) and 24 °C (76 °F) throughout the year.

    What is the humidity in South Thailand?

    Generally, South Thailand belongs to destinations with higher humidity. It ranges from 71 % to 84 %. The most humid months are August - November and the least humid are January - March.

    What is the least cloudy season in South Thailand?

    The least cloudy months in South Thailand are January - March, when the cloud cover is on average only 27 %.

    Is it windy in South Thailand?

    South Thailand is a destination with rather light or moderate winds.

    Which month is the sunniest in South Thailand?

    The period, which is the sunniest in South Thailand, is in the months of January - April, when there is an average of 8 sun hours per day.

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