The Best Time to Visit Thailands Beaches and Islands


If you are planning to visit some beaches and islands while on holiday, it is important to note that different sides of the peninsula have different weather.

So, when it is raining on the West Coast (Phuket side) it is nice and sunny on the East Coast (Samui side). Here is our information to help you plan your holiday. Please note that these are averages for each year. The weather can sometimes be unpredictable.

Thailand Climate and Weather

Thailand is located between vast areas of land and water, so it is impacted by both the summer and the winter monsoons. As a result, Thai weather consists of six months of rainfalls during the wet season, three months of dry and cooling breezes during the winter, and three months of heat during the summer. The average temperature of Thailand ranges from 18 to 38°C.

The Thai Meteorological Department provides Thailand Weather Forecast via

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.