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Thailand, where in May/June

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1. Posted by sole (Full Member 208 posts) 9y

Got this great offer for a cheap flight ticket to Thailand, couldn't resist ;), so will be flying on May 23rd and returning on June 5th. Was checking weather right now and it seems a lot "worse" than normal for this time of the year. And this holiday is supposed to be complete relaxation, have had a couple of very, very hard months, so need it!

Anyone here who has firsthand knowledge of what it's like right now? Have a friend who returned from 2 weeks on Koh Samui a week ago, and they didn't have one single day with sun. So wondered is the gulf not normally the best choice at this time of the year if you want to avoid too much rain? It seems that right now it's not only rain but also thunder storms. I'm planning app. 1 week for relaxing on a beach - if possible and a couple of days in Kanchanaburi or maybe ????? any ideas and then finish off with a couple of days in Bangkok (I love Bangkok ). Had also been thinking of Koh Samet but have already been there twice, not that I don't like it!!!

Thanks for any input/great ideas!!

cheers/Sole

2. Posted by Louissa (Budding Member 59 posts) 9y

I read that there was a lot of rain for a few weeks but it looks like the weather is better now, late May and June the Gulf of Thailand islands and coastal areas should have good weather. Good luck and enjoy your trip.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1593 posts) 9y

[quote=sole]Got this great offer for a cheap flight ticket to Thailand, couldn't resist ;), so will be flying on May 23rd and returning on June 5th. Was checking weather right now and it seems a lot "worse" than normal for this time of the year. And this holiday is supposed to be complete relaxation, have had a couple of very, very hard months, so need it!

I can't speak for today but I have been in Thailand during this time period and both before and after it a few times in the last 10 years.

This month may be the exception but usually even during rainy season you will almost always have plenty of sunlight to get a tan or sunburn.

Normally it rains for a while and then it stops, usually not more than an hour or two. When it rains in Thailand normally it does not rain over the entire country at the same time. Often it rains during the night when you are sleeping.

You don't have to be at a beach or at the "islands" to get a tan. Even in Bangkok or Chiangmai you can still get a tan. Thailand has summer time like weather all year long!

I would not cancel a trip to Thailand that you get "at a good price" simply because it may rain a few hours during the day. Even if it rains there are other things you can do and experience.

Good luck.

4. Posted by sole (Full Member 208 posts) 9y

Thanks both, been following the weather the last week and it does seem to be a bit better.

Would never cancel a trip because of the weather - unless life threatening of course ;) Have been to Thailand in July some years ago, and weather was great most of the time and I don't mind those few hours of rain. Was just getting a bit "worried" because of those people I know coming home from a trip with hardly no sun but lots and lots of rain - more than usual for this time of the year.

Trip is planned now, starting in Khao Sok, the guesthouse there told me it's raining and raining and raining ;) So won't stay more than one nigh (two days) and then move on to Koh Samui, staying there 8 nights, finish in Bangkok for a bit of shopping for a couple of days.