Swimming at Khao Lak Swimming with turtles – image courtesy of Khao Lak Bhandari Resort & Spa

Best time to visit Khao Lak

Although enjoyable at any time of the year, Khao Lak is probably best from December through to March, with cooling sea breezes and daytime temperatures ranging between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F).

Khao Lak Weather

February is the hottest month in Khao Lak with an average temperature of 29°C (84°F). The coldest is January at 28°C (82°F) and the wettest month is October with an average of 352mm of rain.

Khao Lak enjoys a tropical monsoon climate featuring a wet season and a dry season.

The dry season lasts from November to March with a daytime high of 34°C.

The wet season lasts from April to October, when you can expect frequent but brief heavy downpours interspersed with sunny skies and an average daytime high of 32°C with a low of 24°C. Rainfall usually occurs in late afternoon and/or early evening.

Seasons

High season: From November through to January.

Low season: From February to April when the sea is calmer and the skies are clear and sunny with only the occasional rain shower.

Khao Lak – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 28 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 28 28 28 28
Ave High Temp (°C) 32 34 34 34 33 33 32 32 32 32 32 32
Ave Low Temp (°C) 23 23 23 24 24 25 25 25 25 24 23 23
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 9 9 9 8 6 5 6 6 5 6 6 8
Daylight (Hrs daily) 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Comfort Level High heat & humidity icon Extreme heat & humidity icon Extreme heat & humidity icon Extreme heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon
Ave Humidity (%) 72 71 73 75 80 82 82 82 84 85 81 76
UV Index 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10
Days with some Rain 5 4 6 13 23 22 21 22 24 22 16 6
Ave Rainfall (mm) 30 33 79 115 253 238 256 314 347 352 189 67
Sea Temp (°C) 28 28 29 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 28
(Khao Lak, Thailand) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Thai Meteorological Service.


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Latest update: Best time to visit Khao Lak: 18 November, 2018


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