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Thailand sunindex: the best time to travel to Thailand
The winter is the best period to go on a holiday to Thailand. Daytime temperatures have dropped to a pleasant 29-32 degrees Celsius (84-90 degrees Fahrenheit) and precipitation figures are low. This is why Thailand is so popular as a winter sun destination.

Ko Sumai gets the northeasterly monsoon from November/December till the second part of February. It is better to visit Ko Sumai in March or April. We advise you not to spend your entire holiday on the beach. Thailand is a multifaceted and colorful country. A trip through the country should be standard if you go on a holiday to Thailand. You can also choose to visit a few regions, Flying in Thailand is cheap. However, a more impressive way to explore the country is by train.

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Thailand climate & weather
Do you want to know all about the climate in Thailand? Learn about the temperatures, the number of sunny hours, chance of frost, chance of hurricanes, chance of rain and precipitation averages at the awarded climate and weather site:
the climate of Thailand


Sunny holidays in Thailand
Based on long term average figures, the weather of the past few years and extremes that have been recorded where temperatures, precipitation figures and storms are concerned we are able to give an indication as to the suitability of this particular location as a summer weather destination.

The figures below are an average for Thailand. Please, note that local deviations may occur.

 The weather in Thailand
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time to travel
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Explanation of symbols
January 31 22 9 28   - more sunny symbols = better summer weather (maximum of 5)
- red sunny symbols = high chances of hot or muggy weather

= chances of precipitation
 (0 - 4, higher number of cloudy symbols, higher chance of precipitation)

= the risk of tropical storms
(0 - 3, higher number of symbols, higher risk)
February 32 23 9 28  
March 33 24 8 29  
April 34 24 8 29  
May 33 25 7 29
June 32 25 6 29
July 31 24 6 29
August 31 24 6 29
September 31 24 5 29
October 31 23 6 29
November 31 23 7 29    
December 30 22 8 28    
The weather in Thailand
The best period to visit Thailand is from November till February. After February both temperatures and precipitation figures increase. The rainy season is from May till October.
Thailand climate information

Popular destinations in Thailand
Although it is very interesting to explore the entire country the most beautiful seaside resorts can be found in the southern part of the country. Among the best sun destinations are: Phuket, Kho Phi Phi, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Ko lanta, Koh Samui and Krabi. The islands of Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Le are popular as a daytrip. Here you can find the characteristic statues that are often used in commercials for Thailand.

Trivia & strange facts
- Thailand is the only Asian country that has never known a colonial era
- Nowadays noodles are often served as a (side) dish. Noodles are not from Thailand, but from
- Because of increasing tourism, crime rates also rise. Please, be careful.
- Con-artists are an increasing problem. Tourists are lured to all sorts of companies working in
  cahoots with them. Be careful when a Thai approaches you. The Thai are shy by nature, so if
  one approaches you he will probably want to take advantage of you.
- Do not buy from children who offer anything on terraces and in restaurants. The gratitude they
  get for good salesmanship is that they have to make extra long hours.
- Please, inquire which vaccines you need prior to your trip. This also goes for Malaria pills.
- the very cheap brand items are counterfeit brands. It is illegal to import them, this may result in
  very high penalties
- Prostitution is legal, with the exception of children below the age of 15. Fortunately you can get
  prosecuted for having sex with children
- Many resorts can be found in Thailand in which you can find relaxations. However, there are large
  differences in prices. Expensive and luxurious is not traditionally Thai, but meant to fleece you.
- The Thai drive on the left side of the road.
- Apart from the toilets in the more luxurious hotels there are many squat toilets in Thailand. The
  Thai do not use toilet paper, instead they rinse with water.

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