Thailand Weather in October

The weather in Thailand in October is good for a wonderful holiday. October is a month of change as the rain starts to recede and the humidity level falls as the month progresses. The weather in Thailand in October becomes more favorable, because the rainy season has already ended almost throughout the country.

Temperature is declining as October marks the start of the cool season in Northern Thailand. The rainfall in October is rare, only a few times a month, but rain level is still high on both coasts. The conditions for a beach holiday are not the best due to the fact that most of the month the waves on the beaches are too high for swimming. It is not a great time for island-hopping all-over Thailand.

October is the last month before the upcoming tourism season, when there is an opportunity to spend time without fuss and a huge influx of travelers.

Summary of Thailand weather in October

Average temperature: 29°C

Average daytime temperature: 32°C

Average temperature at night: 24°C

Number of sunny hours: 6

Precipitation in mm: 334 mm

Number of rainy days in the month: 28

Water temperature: 29°C

Details about the weather in October

Bangkok and Central Thailand

The monsoons go and the climate in the capital and central Thailand brings less rain. It still rains about half a month in October, but it is one third less than in September with the duration and amount of rainfall decreasing drastically. This is especially true in the second half of the month, when the wind starts to change direction. The provinces of the center are drying up. In October, the average temperature is 30°C (maximum temperature is 33°C and minimum temperature is 28°C).  This is the ideal period to discover the national parks.

Eastern Thailand

In the month of October, precipitation will fall by half again, although there will still be some 20 days, when it will rain shortly and heavily. The maximum temperature is 33°C and minimum temperature is 26°C with an average temperature of 29°C. Rain continues to decrease in Koh Chang. Travelers can expect an average of around 360 mm of rainfall and 21 rainy days in October. The climate is always very warm and rainy.

Northern Thailand

The first to meet the "winter" are the northern regions. With a pleasant climate, October is an excellent month to go to Northern Thailand. It is less precipitation and continued good temperatures. In the vicinity of the city of Sukhothai, it rains only 2-3 times a month. It will be a bit wet for about 10 days a month but the sky of the upper north is clearing its cloud and temperatures drop slightly. The temperatures are slightly fresher there and this is a good time for a vacation getaway. The average temperature is 28-30°C. Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son and Pai are very wonderful destination for October and still with a minimum of tourists.

Northeast Thailand - Isan

The northeast is much drier in October, especially its eastern part. Temperatures are at 22°C at night and 31°C during the day. The end of the rainy season is marked by an air that is no longer oppressive and a beautifying sunshine, which approaches in November. There is possibility of short showers every 3 days.

Southern Thailand - East Coast

October allows many lovers of a quiet and secluded vacation to enjoy the charm of half-empty beaches and hotels, but at the same time there is still a high probability of strong tropical showers and thunderstorms. This month brings heavy rainfall to most of the eastern part of Southern Thailand. Koh Tao still has quite average weather, while Koh Samui and Koh Phangan have more rainfall than in previous months. There is generally a little more rainfall on the islands than on the mainland. Precipitation about 20 days a month and temperatures around 30°C. October is the second wettest month of the year. You will encounter the rain during your trip so bring appropriate clothing. It is better to plan a trip further north on the Gulf coast.

Southern Thailand - West Coast

The monsoons are still there in October and it's also just raining on the Andaman coast but the volume will be smaller than in September. However, even in this case, do not expect all-day rain. The temperatures are 24°C at night and 31°C during the day. With the warm sea temperature, you can enjoy scuba diving, enjoying the extraordinary beauty of the underwater world. The humidity is at its maximum in Phuket and Koh Lanta with an oppressive air. 

As the end of the rainy season is approaching in the Andaman Sea, you may be lucky and experience some sunny days on Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi, Phuket or Koh Lipe. However, island ferries are not yet operating fully in October as sometimes a storm can become an obstacle on the way of a ferry from one of the islands to the mainland. In addition, national parks such as the Similan Islands and Koh Tarutao Islands are also closed in October.

Tips for planning a vacation in Thailand in October

As the weather is wet, Thailand is still off-season, but tourists start to come on vacation in October. However, there is a chance to catch good weather at the end of October. At this time, you can have an inexpensive vacation. The hotels offer favorable prices, but it is worth taking care of a hotel room in advance.

If you go to Thailand in October, then it is best to spend October in central, northern or northeastern Thailand. There is quite a lot of sunshine in these areas as the rains usually only last for a short time and the clouds disappear quickly. You can explore and tour a lot of historical and natural attractions.

The weather in Thailand in October, of course, cannot yet be called very suitable for travel. You will get more wet on the islands in October. The possibility to reschedule or cancel the stay on the island should be considered when planning a vacation on the islands of Thailand.

Due to the rather high air temperature during the day, the excursion program is possible mainly in the evening, when the temperature drops to a more comfortable level.

Fairs and Festivals in October

During October, Thailand is booming with Music festivals and concerts. The main musical events taking place in Thailand in October are the Capital Dance and Music Festival. A large number of music lovers gather around the Jazz Festival, which is traditionally held in Koh Samui.

In the province of Nong Khai, the Festival of Fireballs is held annually, which is based on an ancient mystical story about unknown luminous balls that mysteriously arise and disappear in the Mekong River on a full moon. There are different versions of the interpretation of this phenomenon. 

The annual Buffalo Festival takes place in Chonburi in mid-October. This festival organizes buffalo races, pop concerts, traditional Thai games and sports, and a traditional Thai handicrafts market.

Phuket has the Vegetarian or Nine Emperor Gods Festival. You will see the participants walking barefoot over glowing coals, climb ladders studded with razor blades or perform other self-mortification acts. 

Long Nose Boat Races also take place in October, marking the end of the rainy season. The main prize of the competition is established by the King. While rowers compete in speed, concerts and fairs are held on the shore.

The Full Moon Party, is a tourist festival which takes place on the beach of Haad Rin on Koh Phangan every month of the year, on the day of the full moon.

Overall weather conditions in Thailand in October

Bangkok weather in October is ✦ - good

Chiang Mai weather in October is ✦ - very good

Krabi weather in October is ✦ - uncomfy

Koh Samui weather in October is ✦ - uncomfy

Phuket weather in October is ✦ - uncomfy

Pattaya weather in October is ✦ - good

Kanchanaburi weather in October is ✦ - good

Hua Hin weather in October is ✦ - good

Koh Chang weather in October is ✦ - good

Isan weather in October is ✦ - good


Chance of rain in Thailand in October

Chance of rain in Bangkok in October is:

✦ - chances of rainy day are higher than 50/50

Chance of rain in Chiang Mai in October is:

✦ - the rain isn't constant and long lasting, if any

Chance of rain in Krabi in October is:

✦ - not only umbrella can be handy, boat too!

Chance of rain in Koh Samui in October is:

✦ - not only umbrella can be handy, boat too!

Chance of rain in Phuket in October is:

✦ - not only umbrella can be handy, boat too!

Chance of rain in Pattaya in October is:

✦ - chances of rainy day are higher than 50/50

Chance of rain in Kanchanaburi in October is:

✦ - chances of rainy day are higher than 50/50

Chance of rain in Hua Hin in October is:

✦ - chances of rainy day are higher than 50/50

Chance of rain in Koh Chang in October is:

✦ - chances of rainy day are higher than 50/50

Chance of rain in Isan in October is:

✦ - the rain isn't constant and long lasting, if any


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