Weather in November
Hurrah for November! The rainy season is officially over and it’s sunny again in Thailand. Temperatures – by Thai standards – are agreeable. It’s definitely not too hot! Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Krabi have finally been delivered from months of heavy rainfall. Oh, it’s still going to rain, but you can expect a lot more sun, sea and beach weather from now on as well. Koh Chang is lovely too this time of year.
Bangkok and the surrounding area
The weather in Bangkok and its surroundings are lovely, with temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius and barely any rain. Great conditions for exploring the greater Bangkok area, such as Kanchanaburi’s history and nature, Ayutthaya’s temples, the jungle in Khao Yai National Park and Koh Samet’s white beaches.
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
Rain, rain and still more rain. Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao are wet and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. There will be some sunny spells in between, but don’t expect too much of those. Best to pick another Thai island this time of year.
Chiang Mai and the North of Thailand
The weather in the north of Thailand is lovely. Afternoon temperatures are comfortable, so plenty of opportunities to undertake some fun activities. The evenings are surprisingly chilly – especially in the far north – so make sure you take a warm cardigan with you. Nature is lively and green.
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
Aside from the occasional tropical rainfall, the Andaman Sea is mostly sunny and the tourist season is about to kick off. It’s a great time go and explore some of the islands in this area. The sea is calm and nature is in full bloom.
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
Early November is the perfect time to be on Koh Chang. It’s nice and warm and the sea water is clear. Explore the island, go on snorkeling trips and enjoy the laid-back island life. Pay a visit to nearby Koh Wai, Koh Mak and Koh Kood as well. These islands are absolutely gorgeous!
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 the rainy season is officially over, the month of November will still see the occasional rainfall. It’s the start of the dry season, meaning agreeable temperatures, lots of sunshine and cloudless skies. Expect a lot of sunshine in and the occasional late afternoon shower.
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.
November is perhaps one of the best months to visit Thailand’s northeastern part. It’s relatively cool, with a few showers here and there, and lots of sunshine. The scenery is colored a lush green because of the previous months’ rainfall. Perfect conditions to visit the national parks.
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