Thailand - weather & travel conditions in August

Thailand Weather in August

Thailand during August sees more rain coming in some parts whilst the other parts still enjoy the same condition from last month. Both heat and humidity are pretty mild and if you do not mind the rain sometime, it is great time to travel here.

  • Central Thailand enjoys relatively mild temperatures that range around 32oC. From Bangkok up further north through Lop Buri, Ayutthaya rainfall is heavier (around 170mm) than southern part of it in Hua Hin (100mm)
  • August is considered the wettest month in the Northern Thailand especially in Chiang Rai and places along the Burmese border. Rainfall here is around 230mm over the month but it is expected little more than 400mm in and around Chiang Rai. Temperatures during this month is about 30-31oC.
  • Northeastern Thailand from Nong Khai, Udon Thani all the way down to Ubon Ratchathani share the same weather features with the northern part. Rainfall here is high (more than 300mm) and temperatures stay around 31oC.
  • In Eastern Thailand, Pattaya and Koh Samet enjoy moderate temperatures and pretty dry (100mm) whilst further south to Koh Chang and Koh Kood it is amongst the wettest time of the year with rainfall round 540mm. 
  • In the Southern part of Thailand, the west coast receives larger rainfall than the east with 250mm and 110mm respectively. Anyway, the both sides share the same mild temperatures of around 31oC.


Queen's birthday

Celebrated on August 12, this is a public holiday in Thailand to celebrate the birthday of Queen Sirikit. It is also celebrated as Mother's Day. Individual people and organizations raise flags and portraits of Her Majesty in Bangkok and all over the Kingdom. As the Queen was born on a Friday, and light blue is the color associated to Friday, people usually dress in light blue, to show their love and respect.

Chinese Ghost Festival

On Sart Chin Day, the three realms of Heaven, Hell and the Earth open up for a whole month so that spirits can roam the earth in search of food and entertainment. People organize food offering ceremonies at home to make merit, and also distribute food and other necessities for those in need.

How to do and what to expect if travel in Thailand in August

August marks the peak of the wet season in most parts of Thailand. Street flooding in city centres is expected sometimes. The rains make trekking and visiting to the north (especially along the Myanmar border), northeast and the bottom east of Thailand a bit difficult sometimes. Landslide can be another problem in deforested mountainous areas.

Anyway, the temperatures continue to drop slightly making it quite moderate. Avoid the rains in certain time of the day you will find it enjoyable traveling in Thailand during this time.

A classic style holiday to Thailand during this time is more appropriate than a big ambitious adventure itinerary. Most place in the central Thailand is accessible and enjoyable, the same as in lower north and upper eastern Thailand.

An umbrella or light poncho is needed when you travel around if you do not want to get wet because of sudden showers.

This time sees places in the country less touristy so, this is an advantage you can take and good promotion is another thing to think about.

If you want to find sun, sea and sand in Thailand then Pattaya, Koh Samet and beaches and island on the southeast coast are your best choices.

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