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 the national parks, hunt for exotic foods, bike through the countryside, relax on the beach island (Weather is better in Phuket and Krabi.), as well as indulge in the Thailand Lantern Festival celebrations.
This article will help you plan a trip to Thailand in November. Read more about average temperatures, rainfall, and tips on where to go (especially which island to choose) and what to wear.
Thailand Weather in November: Averages
- 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
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Thailand's Regional Weather in November
|Location||Min. Temp. (ºC)||Max. Temp. (ºC)||Rainfall (mm)|
Bank and Central Thailand
Temperatures in central Thailand (Bangkok, Hua Hin) 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.
Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand
The average daily low temperature for mountainous northern Thailand (Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Sukhothai) drops around 17°C (63°F). For some places in northern Thailand in November, such as Chiang Rai, pack long-sleeved pullovers or windbreakers.
Phuket and Southern Thailand
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.
Insider tips: Most areas in Vietnam and Cambodia (Angkor Wat) share the similar weather as in Thailand. For your first trip to Southeast Asia, you can spend two weeks in visiting these three countries together.
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. It will the pecfect time to make your milestone trip (birthdays, anniversary celebrations, graduations...) happen along with this once-in-a-life-time experience.
Check 14-Day Cultural Thailand Tour with the Lantern Festival (Private tour) or 10-Day Thailand Lantern Festival Tour (Mini group tour)
1. Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai (Romantic)
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, which we highly recommend to our clients.
- Enjoy the unforgettable experience of releasing lanterns to the sky with your loved one.
- Create a Thai Krathong (floating lantern) and release it onto the river to make a wish. Prepare your camera for the moment when thousands of lantens float together with candles lit in the middle.
With three hours' driving from Chiang Mai, you can extend to Chiang Rai to visit the unique Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) and Baan Dam Museum (Black Temple), as well as the mysterious Golden Triangle.
2. Bangkok (Historical)
November, after December and January, is one of the best months to visit Bangkok. At daytime, it is ideal for appreciating the historical and cultural wonders of Bangkok, including Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun temples, and more. In the evening, you can board a cruise along the Chao Phraya River to enjoy the night view of this busstling city with a cup of champagne.
For bicycle lovers, November is great to cycle in the forest of Bang Krachao, which is said to be the Lungs of Bangkok.
3. Khao Yai National Park (Family-friendly)
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. It takes around three hours by car from Bangkok. You can explore it with a day trip or spend a camping night in the park.
See more in 12-Day Thailand Wonders Tour including Bangkok, Khao Yai, Chiang Mai, and Krabi.
4. Phuket (Relaxing)
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.
5. Sukhothai (Historical)
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.
Sukhothai is also one of the best places to see the Loy Krathong Festival because this is where the festival actually began around 600 years ago. (Read more about 8-Day A Unique Loy Krathong & Yi Peng Festival Tour including Bangkok, Sukhothai, and Chiang Mai)
Crowding and Costs in November in Thailand
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, more and more tourists from all over the world come to Thailand. Usually it is less crowded in the first part of the month.
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 at least 3 months in advance to secure deals.
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.
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