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1. Posted by omario25 (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

Hi all

Can anyone please inform us what weather we should expect on the following destinations? And also what clothing we should have with us?

Period - July and August

1. Bangkok
2. Ayuthaya
3. Sukhothai
4. Chiang Mai
5. Mae Hong Son
6. Chiang Rai
7. Ko Chang
8. Ko Sa Mui
9. Ko Pha Ngan
10. Krabi
11. Ko Phi Phi
12. Phuket.
13. (Maybe Angkor Wat - Cambodia)

Regards to all.

Omar

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Hi Omar. It will be hot and humid.

Bring cool clothes - shorts and t shirts.

When in places like Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Angkor Wat, you will be expected to dress conservatively - trousers, proper shoes, shirt (short sleeved is fine). Remember that these are places of worship.

Enjoy!

3. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Forgot to say - expect rain - it is the monsoon season.

4. Posted by Steppemoon (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

What's the weather like in December in BKK and Phuket?

5. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

Weather should be cool and dry in Phuket & Bangkok in December, being cool still means pretty warm though. December weather wise is generally a good time to visit Thailand, although it can be the busiest.

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1652 posts) 10y

Quoting omario25

Hi all

Can anyone please inform us what weather we should expect on the following destinations? And also what clothing we should have with us?

Period - July and August

Omar

Thailand is warm year all year round. A little more rain June to August, a little less December to March. You can get a tan or sunburn just about anytime the sun is shining.

Dress for summertime. You might want to keep a long sleeve shirt handy for riding on boats so you don't fry your skin off of if it gets too breezy. Some AirCon busses get pretty chilly too!

No need for winter jackets, heavy clothing, warm hats. I would bring a ball cap or some light head cover to keep the sun and rain out of your face. Also, since many Westerners are a little taller, the hat brim usually hits something hanging in street markets before you poke your eye out.

Be respectful of wats and temples, wear appropriate clothing. You won't have a real problem with the weather. When it rains it usually stops in an hour or two. You can get a cheap umbrella in Thailand for around 100 baht or less.

O.K.

7. Posted by suwannaphu (Budding Member 51 posts) 10y

It is also advisable (if that is possible) to check the local weather forcast before you move to each destination. As it is monsoon/rainy season, sometimes sudden floods might occur. Some districts of Sukhothai province (and some others in the lower north) were recently submerged in water (and mud), highway broken, train stopped operation (everything is back to normal now). But dont be too serious, it does not rain 24 hr a day and you can still move around easily in Thailand in rainy season.

Angkor Wat : It is nice to visit the temple amidst the green surroundings, plus you can get good photos of the temples without herds of groups of tourists. Go armed with rain gear. If you rent a car there, usually the driver will have umbrella with his car.