This article covers the weather in November in Thailand, including average temperatures, rainfall, and tips on what to wear and places to go.
Thailand Weather in November: Overview
- Average temperature range: 25–32°C (77–89°F)
- Rainfall: 50–500 mm (2–20 inches), depending on location
- Rainy days: 6–19
- Sunny days: 10–15
The weather of Thailand is warm in November with an average temperature range from 25°C to 32°C. With the start of the warm and dry season in most of Thailand, November is a great time to explore Thailand's many temples and historical attractions, as well as many of its islands.
Thailand's Regional Weather in November
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Temperatures in central Thailand begin to drop through November. With the average temperature dropping to a more pleasant 27°C (82°F), and moreover the wet season departing, outdoor sightseeing and activities are more comfortable.
The average daily low temperature for mountainous northern Thailand drops around 17°C (63°F). For some places in northern Thailand in November, such as Chiang Rai, pack long-sleeved pullovers or windbreakers.
Islands on the east coast of the Thailand peninsula, including Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Koh Chang, and Koh Samet, experience peak monsoonal rainfall in November, with a torrential 500 mm (20 inches of rain). Some sun can be seen between the downpours, but the Koh Samui area is lowest value in November.
Islands in the Andaman Sea — Phuket, Khao Lak, Koh Lanta, and Krabi — experience better weather in November, with only moderate rainfall in increasingly smaller bursts. Soak in bright sunshine for most of the time and try out a range of exciting water sports without any worries.
The Best Places to Visit in Thailand in November
November is one of the best months to visit Thailand. The weather is more pleasant with warm average temperatures and rains retreating from most areas. With celebrations of the lantern festivals (Loi Krathong and Yee Peng Festival), which usually fall in November, you can experience romantic Thai culture at this special time in many cities such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Phuket.
1. Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai must be the first place on your list if you plan to visit Thailand in November. The unmissable Yee Peng Festival is held in November (Nov. 8–9 in 2022), which we highly recommend to visitors.
November, after December and January, is one of the best months to visit Bangkok. It is ideal for appreciating the historical and cultural wonders of Bangkok, including Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun temples, and more.
If you are looking for an island with warm tropical weather and diverse water sports without too much rain in November, then Phuket is the place to be. The comfortable water temperature, good visibility, steady sea conditions, and crystal-clear waters make Phuket a great place for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Sukhothai in northern Thailand used to be the capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom. You can learn about this glorious kingdom and its gradual disappearance in Sukhothai Historical Park by riding a rented bicycle or motorcycle to save time and for a different tour experience, which is nice in November’s balmy weather.
5. Khao Yai National Park
As the weather is milder, November is a good time to explore the diverse wildlife, spectacular waterfalls, and even wild elephant reserves in the third-largest park in Thailand and probably the most well-known one — Khao Yai National Park.
Pai in northern Thailand has stunning landscapes and a peaceful environment, which make it a popular weekend escape. You can have a relaxing bath in Tha Pai Hot Spring while enjoying the surrounding scenery in this cool season.
Crowding and Costs in November
November sees the torrential end of the monsoon in a small corner of Thailand around Koh Samui, but the beginning of the high season of tourism in the rest of the country, where the rainy season is already over.
With the coming of drier weather and the celebrating of lantern festivals, more and more tourists from all over the world come to Thailand. It is less crowded in the first part of the month, unless Loi Krathong and Yi Peng occur then.
The cost of hotels depends on where you are going to stay, and the hotel type you choose, and demand. You may find some of them have lifted their price for high season while some are still using the low season rate. So, research early to choose the best times to come and places to stay, and book early to secure deals. Contact us — we can do all the research and booking for your ideal trip.
What to Bring/Wear in November
November is still hot/warm in the south/center of Thailand in the day, but cool to warm in the north. Pack summer clothes — shorts, light trousers, skirts, T-shirts, light shirts, sun protection... — with some trousers and a jacket plus insect repellant if you head to the northern mountains.
To avoid getting uncomfortably wet on the rainy days, which are only really an issue in the south in November, it is recommended to take an umbrella or a light waterproof jacket, or alternatively a waterproofed bag with a change of clothes.
Monthly Weather and Travel Information for Thailand
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