Best time to visit Krabi

The best time to visit Krabi is during January and February. Although, anytime during the dry season from mid-December through to mid-March is good, when the skies are mainly clear and sunny and the temperature averages 27°C (80°F).


Krabi weather

Krabi experiences a tropical monsoon climate with hot temperatures year-round and two distinct seasons: the hot, dry season and the hot, wet season.

The drier season lasts from mid-December to late-April. The month with the fewest wet days in Krabi is February, with an average of 3 days of rainfall. The dry season is partly cloudy with occasional rainfall.


Which is the hottest month in Krabi?
The hottest time of year in Krabi is usually April, with an average high of 34°C (93°F), with very high heat and humidity, and low of 24°C (75°F).

The hot season lasts from early-February through to late-April, with an average daily high temperature above 34°C (93°F).

Which is the coldest month in Krabi?
The coldest month of the year at Krabi is December, with an average low of 22°C (71°F) and high of 31°C (87°F).

The cooler season lasts from July through to mid-January, with an average daily high temperature below 32°C (89°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Krabi?
The sunniest time of year in Krabi is usually February with an average of nine hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 78% of daylight hours.

January through March is the sunniest time of the year.

Which month has the most rain in Krabi?
September receives the most rainfall in Krabi, with an average rainfall of 298 millimetres, however, October has the most wet days, with more than 21 days with some rainfall on average.

The wet season lasts from late-April through to mid-December, with a greater than 40% chance of a given day being a wet day. The wet season is usually overcast.

Rain falls throughout the year in Krabi, with the heaviest rainfall in Krabi during the months of May through to November.

When is the sea warmest in Krabi?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Krabi in April when the water temperature reaches 30°C (86°F).

Which is the windiest month in Krabi?
The windiest month of the year in Krabi is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.5 kilometres per hour (4 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from late-May through to early-October, with average wind speeds of more than 6 kilometres per hour (3 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from early-October through to late-May. The calmest month of the year in Krabi is April, with an average hourly wind speed of 5 kilometres per hour (2.7 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction varies throughout the year in Krabi.

Best time for activities?
Snorkelling, scuba diving, sunbathing and watersport activities such as kayaking are best between November and April.


Krabi – Monthly Weather

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max temp (°C)
32 34 34 34 33 32 31 31 31 31 31 31
Average daily min temp (°C)
22 22 22 24 24 24 23 23 23 23 23 22
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
9 9 9 8 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 7
Comfort level
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Average relative humidity (%)
75 75 75 80 85 85 85 85 85 90 85 80
Average UV Index
11 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 10
Days with some rainfall
5 3 6 11 17 15 16 16 19 21 17 11
Average rainfall (mm)
34 23 61 112 200 200 206 237 298 277 202 101
Average wind speed (km/h)
7 6 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 6 6 7
Average daily sea temp (°C)
28 29 29 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 28
Krabi, Thailand

Holiday seasons

High Season: December and January.

Low Season: May through to early-November brings less crowds, cheaper accommodation and, as the locals are quick to point out, it does not rain all day.


Krabi – Monthly Review

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

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 Department.


Latest update: Best time to visit Krabi: 13 June, 2022



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