Pimalai Resort and Spa, Hat Kantiang Beach, Ko Lanta Hat Kantiang Beach, Ko Lanta – Image courtesy of Pimalai Resort and Spa

Best time to visit Ko Lanta

The best time to visit Ko Lanta is during the dry season from November to April when the skies are clear and sunny and the temperature averages 30°C (85°F).

December and January are the ideal months. The temperature in February through April often climbs past 34°C (93°F).

March and April are the hottest months in Ko lanta with an average temperature of 30°C (85°F).

The wet season lasts from May to October with the most rainfall in September and October.

Best time for activities: Snorkelling, sunbathing and water sports are best between November and April.


Seasons

High season: From November to April.

Low season: May to October brings less crowds, cheaper accommodation and, as the locals are quick to point out, it does not rain all day.


Ko Lanta – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 29 29 30 30 29 29 28 29 28 28 28 28
Ave High Temp (°C) 33 34 34 34 32 32 31 31 30 31 31 31
Ave Low Temp (°C) 24 24 25 25 25 26 26 25 25 25 24 24
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 9 9 9 8 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 7
Daylight (Hrs daily) 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Comfort Level Very 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 High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon
Ave Humidity (%) 75 75 75 80 85 85 85 85 85 90 85 80
UV Index 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10
Days with some Rain 2 1 3 6 11 12 12 13 14 16 9 6
Ave Rainfall (mm) 10 10 30 110 190 180 270 250 380 310 160 40
Sea Temp (°C) 28 28 29 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 28
(Ko Lanta, 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.


Latest update: Best time to visit Ko Lanta: 6 January, 2020


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