Best time to visit Pattaya

Anytime, but Pattaya is probably best visited during the hot, dry season from November to February.


Pattaya weather

Pattaya is located in a region of Thailand that is hot year-round, with three distinct seasons:
• hot and dry – November through February, average high 31°C (87°F);
• hot and humid – March through April, average high 33°C (91°F); and
• hot and wet – May through October, average high 32°C (89°F).


Which is the hottest month in Pattaya?
April is the hottest month in Pattaya, with maximum daytime temperatures usually reaching 33°C (91°F), with high heat and humidity, and a low of 27°C (80°F).

The hot season lasts from April through May, with a daily average temperature of 30°C (86°F).

Which is the coldest month in Pattaya?
January and December are generally the coolest months of the year in Pattaya, with an average high of 31°C (87°F) and a low of 22°C (71°F).

The cooler season lasts from early-December through to mid-February, with a daily average temperature of 26°C (78°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Pattaya?
The sunniest time of year in Pattaya is usually December, with an average of eight hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 73% of daylight hours.

Which month has the most rain in Pattaya?
September is usually the wettest month in Pattaya, with 263mm of rainfall on average. There are usually 24 days in September with some rain.

The wet season in Pattaya lasts from May through October, with a greater than 42% chance of a given day being a wet day. The heaviest rainfall in Pattaya falls during the months of September and October.

The cloudiest month of the year in Pattaya is June, during which the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 93% of the time on average.

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

Which is the windiest month in Pattaya?
The windiest month of the year in Pattaya is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 19 kilometres per hour (10 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from mid-May through to early-September, with average wind speeds of more than 15 kilometres per hour (8 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from early-September through to mid-May. The calmest month of the year in Pattaya is October, with an average hourly wind speed of 12 kilometres per hour (6 knots).

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


Pattaya – Monthly Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max temp (°C)
31 31 32 33 33 32 32 32 31 31 31 31
Average daily min temp (°C)
22 24 26 27 27 27 27 26 26 25 24 22
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
8 8 8 8 6 5 5 5 5 6 7 8
Comfort level
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Average relative humidity (%)
88 89 86 86 86 83 85 85 90 91 85 81
Average UV Index
10 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11 10 9
Days with some rainfall
1 2 4 8 18 21 22 23 24 19 7 1
Average rainfall (mm)
7 12 26 52 144 192 198 205 263 193 55 7
Average wind speed (km/h)
13 14 15 14 16 18 19 18 14 12 15 16
Average daily sea temp (°C)
28 28 29 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 28
Pattaya, Thailand

Holiday seasons

High season: November to February, as well as all the major Christian and Buddhist public holidays.

Low season: June to October.


Latest update: Best time to visit Pattaya: 17 June, 2022



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