Weather in June
Though the month of May sees the arrival of the rainy season, June is actually slightly drier. Koh Chang is the only part of the country where it rains more and the rainy season is full swing. The best weather conditions are found in Thailand’s southeastern Gulf, on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao. The north and southwest are also viable options, if you can handle a bit of rainfall, that is.
Bangkok and the surrounding area
Bangkok and the greater Bangkok area still suffer from intense, stifling heat. Air humidity is high as well – something you’ll notice immediately coming off the plane. It does rain less than in May, however, which makes it a great time to go and visit some of the temples and to explore some of the nature around Bangkok.
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
Thailand’s southeastern Gulf will have the most chance of sunshine. If you’re looking for sun, clear seas and nice beaches, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao are the right place for you! Nevertheless, it’s still the rainy season, so it will rain occasionally. But sunshine is guaranteed!
Chiang Mai and the North of Thailand
Temperatures in Chiang Mai in June are slightly lower. There is the occasional shower as well, making for much more agreeable conditions. Because of the rainfall, nature is in full bloom and the waterfalls are starting to fill up with water again. A breath of fresh air after a long period of intense drought…
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
June conditions in southwest Thailand are fairly similar to those in May. Intense downpours regularly make way for several hours of sunshine. Expect a fair amount of rain, though consecutive days of sunny weather and clear blue skies aren’t unheard of.
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
June marks the start of three months of heavy rainfall on Koh Chang and the islands that surround it. Showers are frequent and intense, which is not exactly ideal for snorkelers and sun worshippers. Still, June can also be seen as the perfect month to stay on Koh Chang for backpacker and travelers on a budget, as luxury hotel rooms will be a lot more affordable.
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
Though less wet than in the month of May, June in Koh Lipe will still see several days of rainfall. However, there will also be dry and sunny days with blue skies as well. If you can deal with the rain, June is actually a great time to visit Koh Lipe. After all, after rain comes sunshine!
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.
Temperatures decrease lightly compared to previous months. There will be some rainfall here and there. Nature regains its green color after months of drought. Excellent weather conditions for visiting the mostly undiscovered northeastern part of Thailand.
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