Thailand - weather & travel conditions in February

Thailand Weather in February

Thailand’s weather in February is still pretty good though temperatures tend to rise gradually in some parts. Anyway, most of Thailand still in the dry season so, the will be very little or no rain expected.

  • Central Thailand is now getting 1 or 2 degree warmer than previous month in which Bangkok, Lop Buri, Ayutthaya have the temperatures of around 32oC, Kanchanaburi have higher temperatures at 33-34oC.
  • In Northern Thailand around Mea Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Nan the weather also starts to warm up but thanks to the higher altitude so it is much cooler than other parts. Temperature here is around 31oC during daytimes but could be slightly cold at nights.
    • Sukhothai and Phisanulok in the lower altitude have a bit higher temperature at around 33oC.
    • Nong Khai, Udon Thani in the upper Northeastern Thailand have relatively cool weather (around 30oC) whilst in the lower part around Ubon Ratchathani temperature is a bit higher (around 32oC).
  • Eastern Thailand including Pattaya, Ko samet, Ko Chang, Ko Kood… has temperatures around 33oC and four or five days with rains averagely.  
  • South of Thailand on both coasts is basking in bright sunshine and blue sky with beautiful temperatures (31oC). Excellent conditions for swimming and water, island discovery.

Events in February

Makha Bucha

This is one of the most important religious festivals celebrated in Thailand, and is done to venerate the teachings of Buddha. The festival commemorates the day when 1250 disciples gathered without prior notice and listened to Buddha’s some of the most important teachings in a sermon. Activities include ceremonies and chanting temples, candle procession at night.

Please note that many restaurants will not serve alcoholic beverages and most bars will also be closed during this time. State and government office operations are also closed on Makha Bucha day.

Vietnamese and Chinese New Year

This is celebrated in many parts of Thailand where there are Vietnamese and Chinese communities. This festival always takes place on the first day of the first lunar month so it changes every year according to the Western Calendar.

Chiang Mai Flower Festival

chiang mai flower festival

The festival is held every year on the first weekend of February. The flower beds in public spaces all around the town are especially beautiful at this time of year. There are gorgeous displays of many kinds of flower around town in public places and roads.

There are also flower parades, Miss Chiang Mai flower competition and traditional dances and music performance. Beautiful and colorful is the word to describe this. Great chance to join in and take photos!

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

February is no doubt a good month to travel to Thailand. The favorable weather condition allows a big itinerary to be made. If you like trekking then far north and northeast are good choices. Overland biking, rafting, kayaking and so on all are suitable this time. Sun, sea, sand lovers will have plenty of choices on different coasts of Thailand.

If you travel to the north and northeast of Thailand during this time then light jacket is recommended for night weather, especially on the higher altitude areas.

To adopt yourself well with the local weather conditions, it is advisable to travel from North to the South of Thailand since your body will have ample time to acquaint to the change of weather and humidity. Of course, it is not necessary if you come from tropical climate country.

When traveling in central and south of Thailand, loose fitting dress is suitable and sun hat, sun cream is needed.

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Travel conditions for places

 Chiang Mai
 Chiang Rai
 Ko Chang
 Ko Samet
 Ko Samui
 Mae Hong Son
 Nong Khai
 Phang Nga
 Ubon Ratchathani
 Udon Thani

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