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1. Posted by Brandi120 (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

Can someone tell me exactly how hot is hot when it comes to the weather from March to May in Thailand and the philippines. I'm a person who can deal with the heat, but i dont want to be uncomfortable like i see when i read info about the weather. During these months would it be better to travel the north, like laos and northern vietnam? or the south and philppines where beaches are at every turn if a dip is necessary?

thanx B

2. Posted by Steve_ell (Budding Member 39 posts) 9y

I love SE Asia but the heat & humidity are daunting. Even Bangkok is hard-work climatically in the drier season (DEc-Feb). The humidity is what gets you. It's no coincidence that swimming venues like rivers & oceans are always popular stops for travellers. You say you can deal with the heat - desert heat is not too bad - but if you can cope with heat + humidity then you can go anywhere. If you can't look for places with altitude - northern Thailand, Laos, etc, or latitude

3. Posted by paul j (Respected Member 217 posts) 9y

March to May is prob about as hot as it will get in Thailand your looking at at least mid 90s every day .
April is meant to be the hottest month which can get very uncomfortable .

4. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 9y

I've been to Thailand a few times between April and June, and it is HOOOTTTT!!!! Its the kind of hot that the energy it takes toweling yourself off after a shower is enough to work up a sweat and you need a shower again. When you step outside from an air conditioned room the heat just kind of hits you and almost takes your breath away.
But as bad as that sounds, after a couple days you do get used to it and you stop noticing how hot you are. You just have to drink alot of water to keep yourself hydrated, and take it easy during the really hot parts of the day. Personally I love it, and it's never been too hot for me.

5. Posted by paul j (Respected Member 217 posts) 9y

My advice is dont get aircon , I found it fine with a fan just lying on my bed , you climatise better also.If your in a cool room all the time you wont adjust prop to the heat , and makes you feel like staying in .

6. Posted by Brandi120 (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

Thanx guys -

and Paul i totally agree with you - i hate air con. anyway so i didn't really plan on takin advantage of it. But what you said makes total sense

7. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1654 posts) 9y

Quoting Brandi120

Thanx guys -

and Paul i totally agree with you - i hate air con. anyway so i didn't really plan on takin advantage of it. But what you said makes total sense

Different strokes for different folks! I like air conditioning, one of the things I look for in cheap hotels is A/C and a private security box. With A/C you can keep the windows shut to cut out street noise and also if you want to sleep during the day you can keep the curtains closed. Some hotels I have been in have been chilly, I tip the maid 20 baht or so and get another bed cover - and sleep like a log!

Yeah, it is hot but it won't kill you unless you wear a winter jacket and don't drink any fluids. Wear light weight clothing, cotton is good, I prefer to wear a hat to keep the sun off my face.

The worse time for me s the first day or two after arriving from the U.S. After a day or two goes by I get used to the time change and weather change to be relatively comfortable outside.

Yes, when you enter an air conditioned store or hotel room you do notice the temperature change, but you adjust to that too!

I do a lot of waking in Thailand, during the day I try to stick to the side that is mostly in the shadow when possible and of course drink plenty of water.

8. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1654 posts) 9y

"I do a lot of waking in Thailand, during the day I try to stick to the side that is mostly in the shadow when possible and of course drink plenty of water."

Should be

I do a lot of WALKING in Thailand, during the day I try to stick to the side that is mostly in the shadow when possible and of course drink plenty of water.