Chiang Mai

Weather and Best time to go

High Season (Nov–Mar)

  • A cool and dry season follows the monsoons, meaning the landscape is lush and temperatures are comfortable.
  • Western Christmas and New Year’s holidays bring crowds and inflated rates.

Shoulder Season (Apr–Jun, Sep & Oct)

  • April to June is generally very hot and dry, with an average Bangkok temperature of 30°C. Sea breezes in coastal areas provide natural air-con.
  • September and October are ideal for the north and the gulf coast.

Low Season (Jul–Oct)

  • Monsoon season ranges from afternoon showers to major flooding. Rain is usually in short, intense bursts.
  • Some islands shut down; boat service is limited during stormy weather. Be flexible with travel plans.