WEATHER

Weather in February

Although February marks the official end of the high season, the weather is still pretty nice. What’s more, all of Thailand is still sunny, making it an ideal month to travel! In the north, it can still get pretty chilly in the morning, but temperatures in the south will be on the rise!

What to expect of the weather in Thailand in February

Bangkok and the surrounding area

Much like in January, weather conditions in Bangkok and its surrounding areas are ideal. With temperatures in the upper twenties, it’s very pleasant. Also, expect a few days of rain in February. All in all, great weather to go for a trek!

Ayutthaya – Soak up the culture and visit historical temples.
Bangkok – Thailand’s capital blends old temples with ultra modern skyscrapers.
Kanchanaburi – Town brimming with nature and history.
Khao Yai National Park – The oldest nature reserve with wild elephants.
Koh Samet – White sandy beaches, only three hours from Bangkok.

Koh Samui and the southeastern Gulf of Thailand

On the isles of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao, January’s rain has given way to lots of sunshine. With temperatures during the day fluctuating between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, February here is ideally spent on the beach.

Koh Phangan – Serene island that hosts large beach parties.
Koh Samui – Popular island with long beaches and luxury accommodation.
Koh Tao – Thailand’s number 1 island for snorkeling and diving.

Chiang Mai and the North of Thailand

February is often seen as a transitional month between the cool and the hot seasons. The mornings and evenings are still nice and fresh, but temperatures during the day can easily reach and exceed 32 degrees Celsius. It very rarely rains during this time of year.

Chiang Mai – A great city surrounded by nature and rich in culture.
Chiang Rai – Gorgeous natural surroundings and best known for the white temple.
Mae Hong Son – Mountain tribes and rice fields near the Burmese border.
Pai – Hippie-at-heart mountain village nestled in Thailand’s most beautiful valley.

Phuket and Krabi

Weather-wise this is the best month to spend in the Andaman Sea, off Thailand’s southwest coast. The skies arr blue and sunny every day, it very rarely rains, the sea is clear and the beaches look gorgeous and inviting.

Khao Sok National Park – Wake up in a straw cabin on a clear blue lake.
Koh Jum – Small-scale tourism near Koh Phi Phi.
Koh Lanta – Laid-back atmosphere and nice beaches.
Koh Phayam – Gorgeous but underdeveloped island.
Koh Phi Phi – Thailand’s number 1 tropical party island.
Koh Yao Yai – Big island with long and empty beaches.
Krabi (Ao Nang) – The perfect place to start your island-hopping adventure.
Phuket – Thailand’s largest island, best known for its beaches.

Koh Chang and the Eastern Gulf of Thailand

February is a great month to spend in the Eastern Gulf of Thailand! It rains an average of 5 days a month, so it’s predominantly sunny. The average temperature is about 27 degrees Celsius. The sun shines every day and the skies are cloudless.

Koh Chang – Pleasant island with beautiful beaches and a laid-back atmosphere.
Koh Kood – A gorgeous, and partially unspoiled, island.
Koh Mak – Small-scale tourism, laid-back atmosphere.
Koh Wai – Snorkeling island between Koh Chang and Koh Kood.

Koh Lipe and the Trang islands

February in Thailand’s deep south sees temperature exceed 30 degrees Celsius. With barely any rainfall, it stays sunny and cloudless for days on end. The mornings and evenings are still pleasant, but you’ll be sweating quite a bit in the afternoon. Thankfully, if you want to cool off, the sea is always nearby.

Koh Lipe – Tropical island, home to Thailand’s most beautiful beaches.
Koh Mook – Small-scale tourism and a spectacular cave.
Koh Ngai – Long golden beaches and no roads.
Koh Tarutao – National park, former prison island, and camping site.

Isan region

Summer’s already started in Thailand’s northeast, which means it’s going to get pretty warm over the coming months. Mornings and evenings can still feel fresh, but that will change quickly. Don’t bother bringing ponchos or umbrellas; this month will see hardly any rain.

Pha Taem National Park – Ancient murals along the Mekong River.
Phimai – Thailand’s most beautiful Angkor Wat temples.
Ubon Ratchathani – Large city in Isan region with many sights.
Udon Thani – Large city near the Lao border, but famous mainly for its Red Lotus Sea.

Monthly weather overview

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