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Thailand Weather in November 2024: Places to Go, Costs, and Crowds

By Mike HoUpdated Feb. 24, 2024

Thailand Weather in November: Overview

November marks the end of the rainy season in Thailand. The weather becomes warm and dry, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 32°C. Most areas experience a drop in both rain and temperature, except for the islands on the east coast, where the wet season is still at its peak.

This month is a great time to visit Thailand, as it kicks off the high tourist season. The weather is generally favorable, making it perfect for exploring and enjoying outdoor activities throughout the country.

A notable highlight during this month is the Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai.

  • 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 Weather in November

Thailand's Regional Weather in November

Location Min. Temp. (ºC) Max. Temp. (ºC) Rainfall (mm)
Bangkok 23 32 46
Chiang Mai 19 30 51
Phuket 23 31 200
Krabi 24 31 153
Koh Samui 24 30 430
Hua Hin 24 30 140

Central Thailand (e.g., Bangkok):

November marks the transition from the rainy season to the cool season in central regions. Daytime temperatures range from 25°C to 32°C, creating a more comfortable and mild climate. Rainfall decreases significantly, and the weather becomes drier. The average number of rainy days for the whole month is only five days

Northern Thailand (e.g., Chiang Mai):

In November, northern regions experience cooler temperatures, with daytime highs ranging from 20°C to 28°C. Evenings and nights can be cooler, and pack long-sleeved pullovers or windbreakers. The rainy season typically concludes by November, resulting in drier conditions.

Southern Thailand (e.g., Phuket, Krabi):

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 the 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.

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The Best Places to Visit in Thailand in November

In November, Thailand offers a variety of captivating destinations with favorable weather conditions. Here are some of the best places to visit:

1. Chiang Mai:

November is an ideal time to experience the enchanting Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai. The city comes alive with thousands of lanterns floating into the night sky, creating a magical atmosphere.

2. Bangkok:

The capital city boasts milder temperatures and reduced rainfall in November, making it a great time to explore cultural sites, vibrant markets, and indulge in the city's lively atmosphere.

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3. Phuket:

While some islands on the east coast may still experience some rain, Phuket and other west coast islands enjoy improved weather. It's an excellent time for beach activities, water sports, and exploring the vibrant nightlife.

4. Krabi and Railay Beach:

The stunning limestone cliffs and clear waters of Krabi and Railay are even more enjoyable in November. It's an excellent period for rock climbing, island hopping, and relaxing on the beautiful beaches.

5. Sukhothai:

In Sukhothai, November brings not only comfortable weather but also the celebration of the Loy Krathong festival. Experience the magic of floating lanterns and beautifully decorated krathongs on the water, adding a unique cultural touch to your visit. (Read more about 8-Day A Unique Loy Krathong & Yi Peng Festival Tour including Bangkok, Sukhothai, and Chiang Mai)

6. 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. 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.

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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 a waterproofed bag with a change of clothes.

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