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Thai Weather - much difference between march & April?

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1. Posted by RichP101 (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Hello all,

I had originally planned to arrive in Thailand for a month from mid-march to mid-April. Having read around, it seems that April is the most hot & humid time and can get unbearable in places.

Is there much difference in heat/humidity between going mid-feb to mid-march, and mid-march to mid-april? I'd prefer to do the latter, but the weather reports are a bit offputting. I'd be looking to spend a few days each in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, and a good amount of time partying on the islands.

Thanks for your input -
Rich

2. Posted by claireh (Respected Member 318 posts) 8y

I think it will be ok until mid-April, especially if you are used to the heat. I was there in May last year, and although it was starting to rain fairly frequently and was fairly humid, it wasn't unbearably so. But, then again, I'd been in Asia for 8 months, so was used to it!

3. Posted by RichP101 (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Thanks for the input. I live in London so I'm definitely not accustomed to the heat, however by the time I get to Thailand I will have spent a month backpacking eastcoast Australia during their summer so I should have acclimatised somewhat. Thanks for the advice!

4. Posted by gaviscon (Budding Member 68 posts) 8y

I would say SEA climate is hot and humid all year round, only Dec, Jan, Feb are the monsoon season - a bit cooler.

5. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

Quoting RichP101

Thanks for the input. I live in London so I'm definitely not accustomed to the heat, however by the time I get to Thailand I will have spent a month backpacking eastcoast Australia during their summer so I should have acclimatised somewhat. Thanks for the advice!

Hmm it's different. Australia's hot and dry in summer. Thailand's hot and humid - many of my friends from Europe who've been to the region find it very hard to breathe for the first few days cos the air is 'heavy'.

But Australia will help with getting used to heat.

6. Posted by gaviscon (Budding Member 68 posts) 8y

sorry, I shouldn't said SEA. I bag your pardon.

7. Posted by gaviscon (Budding Member 68 posts) 8y

Each time when I travel to Far East, my body tends to expanded - like an elephant!! and developed rashes simply can't bear with it, normally it took me a month to get used to the weather there. have fun there.