Weather in Thailand in may 2020

Below, you have access to the weather forecast for the month of may for most popular cities in Thailand. These predictions are statistics for the month of may from weather reports for over 10 years. The percentage indicates the probability of having the weather indicated.

Weather details in may

The climate in Thailand in throughout May marks the beginning of the rainy season, with a sometimes sudden increase in precipitation throughout the country. The thermometer stops its rise of previous months, but the heat coupled with ambient humidity can sometimes be oppressive in non-coastal areas. Tourism slows down and some seaside resorts close until the return of the dry season and its milder weather.

Bangkok and the Center of Thailand in May

Bangkok and the Center of Thailand in May face the true beginning of the wet season. If visiting the capital at this time, expect frequent rains (a fortnight in the month) but a heat that is always present for an average of 30° C in May. Temperatures can warm up to 40° C. The rest of the center observes temperatures that are still very high: 34-35° C and air conditioning is more necessary than ever.

East of Thailand in May

The eastern region does not escape the monsoon, and the northern Gulf coast also receives its own precipitation, up to a fortnight for Koh Chang. As a result, tourism on the island is becoming rarer. Temperatures reach an average of 28° C over the month, allowing for a sea at 30° C, but there are peaks that reach 35° C and more. For less dense showers, prefer Koh Samet and Pattaya.

Northern Thailand in May

Though May be part of the warm season, northern Thailand cools by about 2 degrees for an average temperature of around 28° C (with temperature peaks above 33-34° C). Thanks to regular rain and thunderstorms, the area observes a breathable atmosphere, but hikers will have to wear waterproof clothing if they wish to participate in the month of the Buddha (Chiang Mai).

Northeast Thailand in May

May is the last month of relative drought before the so-called hot and humid season. Count twice as much rain as in April, but expect a very high temperature. The thermometer easily reaches 33-34° C and climbs to 40° C, especially in the province of Udon Thani.

Southeast Thailand in May

The southeast also receives its share of clouds and rain, that are more abundant (double compared to April), with a decreasing duration of sunshine (from 8 hours to 6 hours daily for Koh Samui). On the other hand, temperatures do not drop: the thermometer sails between 26 and 33° C with a sea at 28-30° C. For a less rainy day, prefer beach resorts on the northwest coast of the Gulf of Thailand.

Southwestern Thailand in May

The southwest experiences a notable increase in rainfall and a slight decrease in temperatures throughout May, but the climate remains very hot with an average of 29° C on Koh Lanta and Phuket. Count ten days with showers on Koh Lanta and nearly twenty in Phuket, but the sun remains present. These weather conditions announce the low tourist season and result in the closure of a few resorts; the others offer interesting discounts to maintain their activity. It's a time to enjoy.



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Where should you go in Thailand in may when it comes to the weather?

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The climate in Thailand in may is tolerable across the board.

warning in may the weather is not the same depending on the city and regions of the country.

That month is not the best month to visit Thailand. The weather in Khao Sok National Park, Khao Lak national Park, Bangkok, Burinam, Chiang Mai, Udon Thani, Uttaradit, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Krabi - Ao Nang, Pai, Ubon Ratchathani (Isan), Phuket, Koh Chang, KhaoYai National Park, Khon Kaen, Chiang Rai, Chanthaburi, Pattaya and Mae Sot is ok but correct. The sun is not there all the time and you might make you wet by rain frequently. Nevertheless, if you don't plan a beach and sun travel in Thailand but rather discovery of heritage or walking, this climate may be good enough for you. In addition, there are definitely fewer tourists at this time of year.

It's even worse in Hua Hin, Ko Lipe, Koh Phangan, Sakhon Nakhon, Koh Tao, Koh Phi Phi, Ko Samui, Songkhla and Koh Lanta and surrounding areas where the climate is very bad. It is not advisable to visit these areas this month.


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Climate in Thailand in may

Climate in Bangkok in may

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Bangkok is 92°F (maximum temperature is 97°F and minimum temperature is 88°F). The climate is burning around this city in this month. With 6.3in over 20 days, you will experience some showers throughout your vacations. But this is moderate and it will not be continuous.
With a correct weather, may is okay (but not the best month) for traveling in Bangkok in Thailand.

May
Average temperature 92°F
Highest temperature 97°F
Lowest temperature 88°F
Rainfall 6.3in
Number of days with rainfall 20 day(s)
(63%)
Humidity 70%
Daily sunshine hours 13
Cloud cover 33%
Length of day 12:45
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Bangkok in may

Climate in Chiang Mai in may

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 99°F and minimum temperature is 81°F (for an average temperature of 90°F). The climate is very warm in that locality in this month. With 4.6in over 11 days, you risk getting wet slightly throughout your stay. But this is rather reasonably and it will not be continuous.
With a correct weather, the month of may is okay (but not the best month) for traveling there.

May
Average temperature 90°F
Highest temperature 99°F
Lowest temperature 81°F
Rainfall 4.6in
Number of days with rainfall 11 day(s)
(34%)
Humidity 69%
Daily sunshine hours 13
Cloud cover 29%
Length of day 13:01
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net good
more information about the climate in Chiang Mai in may

Climate in Koh Chang in may

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Koh Chang is 88°F (maximum temperature is 94°F and minimum temperature is 85°F). The climate is very warm around this city in may. With 9.1in over 24 days, rain is to be feared for your trip. So remember to pack Rain coats.
With a correct weather, may is okay (but not good month) for traveling in that area.

May
Average temperature 88°F
Highest temperature 94°F
Lowest temperature 85°F
Sea temperature 87°F
Rainfall 9.1in
Number of days with rainfall 24 day(s)
(77%)
Humidity 81%
Daily sunshine hours 12
Cloud cover 35%
Length of day 12:40
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Koh Chang in may

Climate in Ko Samui in may

In may, the mean temperature in Ko Samui is 88°F (maximum temperature is 92°F and minimum temperature is 86°F). The climate is burning here in may. With 5.2in over 20 days, you will experience some showers during your trip. But this is rather reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.
With a bad climate, the month of may is not recommended month to go in Ko Samui.

May
Average temperature 88°F
Highest temperature 92°F
Lowest temperature 86°F
Sea temperature 87°F
Rainfall 5.2in
Number of days with rainfall 20 day(s)
(65%)
Humidity 77%
Daily sunshine hours 12
Cloud cover 29%
Length of day 12:33
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Ko Samui in may

Climate in Pattaya in may

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 92°F and minimum temperature is 86°F (for an average temperature of 90°F). The climate is very hot in that locality in the month of may. With 7.5in over 24 days, rain may occur throughout your trip. But this is rather reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.
With a correct climate, may is okay (but not good time) for traveling in Pattaya.

May
Average temperature 90°F
Highest temperature 92°F
Lowest temperature 86°F
Sea temperature 86°F
Rainfall 7.5in
Number of days with rainfall 24 day(s)
(76%)
Humidity 77%
Daily sunshine hours 13
Cloud cover 31%
Length of day 12:42
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Pattaya in may

All cities in Thailand in may

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Koh Lanta in maytolerable weather
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Koh Phi Phi in maytolerable weather
Koh Tao in maytolerable weather
Krabi - Ao Nang in maytolerable weather
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Burinam in maygood weather
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Ko Lipe in maytolerable weather
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Weather data for Thailand in may:

Weather data for Thailand in may is derived from an average of the weather forecast since 2009 in Thailand. There is a margin of error and these forecasts are to be considered as general information only. The weather in Thailand can vary slightly from year to year, but these predictions should limit surprises. So you can pack your bags and check when is the best time to go to Thailand.


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