Best Time To Visit Krabi

Southern Thailand benefits from a tropical climate year round. Therefore, you could say the best time to visit Krabi is, anytime because temperatures rarely drop below 28 c. That said, southern Thailand does have two distinguishable seasons that can bring slightly different weather conditions. Krabi experiences are dry and rainy season, which is defined by the annual monsoon winds.

Generally speaking you can say that it is hot and humid across most of the country throughout the year, especially during the rainy season, but it would be wise to understand when the best time to visit Krabi is, to help make your holiday run a little smoother.

Dry Season

The dry season tends to run from December to May, with the daily temperatures gradually increasing as the months go on. The driest month of the year is often February, with temperatures averaging around 30 c.  For rock climbers and beach goers alike, January through to March are probably the best months weather wise.

Rainy Season

The Andaman and Thailand’s west coast, which includes Krabi, generally experience the southwest monsoon from June to November. The Gulf of Thailand and east coast on the other hand, where Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao lie, tend to get most of their rainfall between September and December. Generally speaking though, being a tropical haven, the Province of Krabi experiences high temperatures all year round.

As opposed to experiencing continuous drizzling weather for days, like in Europe, the rainy season typically consists of flash-flood afternoon downpours. You can really tell you are in the tropics when it rains, as it pours down fast and furiously, but it doesn’t always last too  long. During the rainy season the seas can get  a little rougher and winds can get quite strong too. On the plus side, accommodation is often cheaper during the rainy season and Krabi is a lot less busy.