Thailand in June: Weather & Where to Visit

Thailand in June: Weather & Where to Visit

By Chris QuanUpdated Oct. 19, 2021

In Thailand, June is statistically the driest month during the rainy season, which begins in May and lasts till October. The average precipitation during the month in the major tourist cities is 165 mm (6 in). The weather is hot and moderately wet, with an average temperature of 30°C (86°F).

In June, most regions will be cloudy or sunny. But do be prepared for sudden changes in weather, as you may be caught in an unexpected shower in the afternoon or evening.

If you don’t mind putting up with a bit of rain, then visiting Thailand in June can be a nice choice as you can enjoy the natural beauty of Thailand in all its splendor and the fresh breeze following the rain.

June brings in a harvest of fresh tropical fruits.June brings in a harvest of fresh tropical fruits.

If you are planning a vacation to Thailand in June, our article will help you learn more about the weather conditions there and the best 5 places to visit in Thailand during this time.

June Weather in Thailand

Averages for January Min. Temp. (ºC) Max. Temp. (ºC)  Rainfall (mm) Min. Temp. (ºF) Max. Temp. (ºF)  Rainfall (in)
Bangkok 26 34 180 79 93 7
Chiang Mai 23 33 132 73 91 5
Phuket 23 31 265 73 88 10
Krabi 23 32 215 73 90 8
Hua Hin 26 33 80 79 91 3
Koh Samui 24 30 117 75 86 4

Bangkok and Central Thailand

The average temperature in Bangkok and Central Thailand is 30°C (86°F). Though tropical showers do help bring down temperatures, the weather can still get sweltering, with the highest-ever recorded temperature for June reaching a scorching 38°C (100°F). However, the rains will be short-lived, occurring in short bursts in the afternoon or evening.

Northern Thailand

Northern Thailand is a great destination to visit in June, as the heavy rains of May taper off a little. However, you can still enjoy the lush beauty of Thailand in the rainy reason, with green and verdant hills and full and powerful rivers and waterfalls. The average temperature in this month in Northern Thailand is 28°C (82°F).

Southern Islands

In most of the southern islands, the level of rainfall drops a little in June, except for in Koh Chang, which experiences heavy downpours. The average temperature in June goes up to 27°C (80°F).

In Phuket, Krabi, and Khao Lak, there is still a high chance of rain. But the rain will not ruin your trip. You can explore alternative indoor activities on rainy days.

Islands in the Gulf of Thailand such as Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Pha Ngan are good options to enjoy the fine weather.

Why Visit Thailand in June

As the statistics show, you will have a better chance of enjoying sunny weather in June than in any of the other months in the rainy season.

Moreover, the unbearable heat of April and May wear off in June. If you don’t mind a bit of rain, June is a great time to visit as the rains make the weather slightly more pleasant.

June also brings in a harvest of fresh tropical fruits. Durian, longan, rambutan and mangosteen are at their best in this month. If you are looking for fresh and appetizing fruits, June is the best time to find them in Thailand.

The heat and humidity keep many people from traveling in June. This results in discounted rates and a quiet environment, which makes June a great time to explore the natural and cultural wonders of Thailand.

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5 Best Places to Visit in Thailand in June

If you are planning a trip to Thailand in June and are looking for the best places to visit, you can draw inspiration from our list of the 5 best places to visit. From beautiful natural landscapes to historical sites, from energetic cities to sunny islands, you are sure to find a place to lift your spirits in Thailand.

1. Chiang Mai

Doi InthanonDoi Inthanon

Nestled in a verdant valley, Chiang Mai is surrounded by mountains and villages. The mighty Mae Ping River flows through this quiet northern city. Its ancient temples, lively markets, and beautiful rural scenery attract countless visitors.

Temples are the best window into Chiang Mai. From the majestic temples, you will learn about Chiang Mai’s profound history and culture. The most famous temples include Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh, and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

Besides historical attractions, Chiang Mai offers many interesting activities. You can trek in Doi Inthanon, which is the tallest mountain in Thailand and offers some stunning views, take part in a friendly volunteer program in an elephant sanctuary, and take a Thai cooking class.

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2. Chiang Rai

The White Temple in Chiang RaiThe White Temple

Many people have heard of the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) in Chiang Rai. This all-white magnificent temple is definitely a highlight that shouldn’t be missed. Apart from this, the Black House (Baan Dam) and Blue Temple (Wat Rong Suea Ten) are noteworthy sights.

Chiang Rai is surrounded by mighty mountains that will be lush and green in June. Phu Chi Fa, a hidden scenic location in Chiang Rai, offers a wonderful spot from which to watch the sunrise and from where you can also see the border of Laos. Located 30 km (18 mi) north of Phu Chi Fa, Doi Pha Tang offers a stunning 360-degree view of Laos and Thailand divided by the Mekong River.

3. Pai

Natural Scenery in Pai

Pai is a quiet and small valley town in Northern Thailand with plenty of activities.

Pai canyon offers some excellent hiking trails. Located on the highway from Chiang Mai to Pai, the canyon is the highest point of the town. It offers beautiful views at sunrise and sunset when the golden light shines on the surrounding trees and cliffs.

If you are looking for a place to enjoy some quiet to reflect, you can go to Tha Pai Hot Spring. It is located in Huai Nam Dang National Park. You’ll find ponds with different water temperatures in the jungle, making it a perfect, tranquil place to relax.

4. Kanchanaburi

KanchanaburiKanchanaburi

You can enjoy historical sightseeing as well as lush tropical scenery in Kanchanaburi.

There, you can travel to the Death Railway (Thailand–Burma Railway), which was built during WWII, and visit a war museum. Appreciate the beautiful scenery of the River Kwai from the famous iron bridge, which is the most photographed landmark in Kanchanaburi.

Just outside of downtown Kanchanaburi you will find one of the most famous national parks in Thailand — Erawan National Park. There, you can marvel at the famous Erawan Falls, trek in the forest, splash around in the water, and spot some wild monkeys.

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5. Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National ParkKhao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park has the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world, huge limestone mountains, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, and wild animals.

There, you can feed and bathe elephants, explore the mysterious maze of channels in the mangrove forest, take a long-tail boat to explore Cheow Larn Lake, and embark on a gentle trek in the jungle.

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