THAILAND: climate and seasons

thailand-climate-and-seasons


 

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Do not take the table of statistics above as a sure value as the weather phenomena today exceed the models of the best forecasters

The climate in Thailand is tropical with two marked seasons, dry season and rainy season.

In the North, Chiang Mai, we can even evoke three seasons (wet, dry and fresh).

Undergoing monsoon throughout the country at different times and depending on the area, it is approaching an equatorial climate towards the Malaysian border. This blurs the cards and reserves many surprises.

GLOBALLY:

· From April to October: the temperatures are very high accompanied by a very high humidity. The first months are stifling (April / May / June) and then the resident humidity is invasive even with falling temperatures.

· From November to March: temperatures are milder with even some coolness at night, even in the south, which you can feel while riding a motorbike for example. In the north it can even cool (2015/2016: Chiang suffered a great cold way with temperatures below ... .. 10 ° celsius.).

Rains are often short-lived, heavy heavy rains arriving rather in September / October (and sometimes in November).

The rainy season in the east (Pattaya / Kho Chang) is characterized by nocturnal showers and this region enjoys a microclimate during the wet season.

In the center (Sukhothai, Ayutthaya), the humidity reigns throughout the year. A large difference in temperature can be observed between day and night. The monsoon continues there until October.

The MOUSSON:


It arrives from the west by the Andaman Sea and then passes over the land to troll on the Gulf of Siam (Koh Samui, Tao, Phangan, Hua Hin ...).

Beyond the rains, it takes with it strong winds and pushing the sea. The maritime links can be interrupted, some companies stopping their traffic every year between May and October (TIGER LINES for example).

Bathing can be dangerous and it is recommended to follow the indications given by the authorities (red flag, etc etc).

Many national marine parks are either inaccessible or closed (for the preservation of fauna and flora).

Finally, two national holidays celebrate these two periods.

· LOY KRATHUNG which will take place around 3 November in 2017.

· SONGKRAN which will take place around April 13 in 2018.

The first celebrates the end of the rainy season and the beginning of the dry season while the second celebrates the reverse.