Best time to visit Koh Samui, weather wise

You must have heard about the rainy season and the dry season, in Thailand, however, if you are planning to visit Thailand anytime soon, it is useful to deepen your research on the weather. Indeed, every month is good to visit the country of beautiful smiles, it is hot all the year. However, there are differences in the seasons and temperatures in Thailand depending on the province you are visiting. Checking the weather before planning where to visit is vital to the success of your trip.

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

You will find in this article details about each season on Koh Samui.

The cool season: December and January

During this period it is not extremely hot, it is the time when the temperature is at its lowest, reaching a maximum of 30 ° C.

Landscapes are featuring a serene green scenery, thanks to the rain from the previous season. The waterfalls are at their highest level, you will enjoy swimming in refreshing waters in the middle of the dense jungle.

The hot season: From February to May

During this season, the temperature can reach 40 ° C, this is the hottest and driest time of the year. It’s during this season that Songkran Festival, the Buddhist Thai New Year takes place. Paying reverence to ancestors is an important part of Songkran tradition. The holiday is known for its water festival. Major streets are closed to traffic and are used as arenas for water fights. Celebrants, young and old, participate in this tradition by splashing water on each other.

The rainy season: from June to November

Koh Samui is affected by the south-west monsoon which can lead to heavy rainfalls. The monsoon lasts from June till November.

Abundant rains are present, it is the monsoon season. In general, the rains do not last all day, they are heavy showers. The amount of water that has fallen in such a short time is always impressive. The temperatures are still nice, if you get wet, you will dry quickly. For information, the Panchos against the rain is on sale for some baths in the Family Mart and the 7-Eleven, just in front of the crates.

Don’t be put off by the thought of visiting Koh Samui during the rainy season. Yes, the rain can be torrential, but the weather is still very warm and the downpours are often short and sharp. Bargains can be had with accommodation and the tourist areas are less crowded.

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