What’s the weather like in Thailand in November?
Most of Thailand has tropical weather as it’s so close to the equator, although there’s some differences around the country. You’ll get nice high temperatures if you’re going in November, although it’s a little bit cooler than the hottest months of the year.
The south of Thailand has a fairly typical tropical climate, while the closer you get to zero degrees things get more equatorial. This means that you can expect lots of heat and humidity. Areas in the south and centre of the country have similar temperatures all year round, while there’s more rain in mountainous regions. Thailand’s dominated by two monsoon seasons; November to April’s north eastern monsoon, and May to October’s south western monsoon, which brings warmer, cloudier and more humid weather. Rain usually comes in short, heavy bursts.
The Gulf of Thailand’s Koh Samui is one of the country’s most iconic holiday destinations, and has a year-round tourist season. The average high’s 29ºC in November, and you won’t need to bring many warm clothes with you as it only cools to 23ºC at night. The sea temperature’s 29ºC, while humidity’s high. It’s the wettest month of the year with 430mm of rain over 15 days, although there’s still six hours of sunshine from the 12 hours of daylight each day. Take care in the sun as UV levels will be extreme so make sure you wear plenty of high factor sun cream. Sunset’s around 6pm.
Things to Do
Thailand’s beaches are very popular in November; visit Koh Samui’s Chaweng beach, Thong Nai Pan in the north of Koh Phangan, Sunrise and Sunset beach on Ko Lipe. Don’t forget to visit the famous Maya Bay on Ko Phi Phi Ley. Explore some Thai culture and head to wonderful temples such as Wat Pho in Bangkok, Chiang Mai with its stunning landscape, and taste the local cuisine where Pad Thai’s a popular dish.