Krabi Weather & Climate
Krabi's Current Weather and Climate Guide0
Krabi weather is the key to a successful holiday in this beautiful province of southern Thailand, where most of vacationers’ activities occur outdoor. Whether you are planning an island-hopping trip of the many islands lying off the coast, or planning to visit some of the stunning hinterland attractions available, the weather in Krabi will make your day - or not, depending on the season and on the quirks of climate.
Krabi has a similar climate to Phuket, with average temperatures around 75°F to 89°F (24°C to 32°C) year round. The wettest months are September and October. The area does not suffer from marked weather swings and pretty much any time of year is good to visit, although the most favourable season to visit Krabi is from November to March.
The best time to visit Krabi is November to March when temperatures average 28C and cool breezes keep things comfortable.
The hottest time is April - May, with temperatures ranging from 80ºF to 95ºF (27ºC up to 36ºC). There are frequent short heavy thundery showers, offering welcome relief from the high temperatures and humidity.
The Thai New Year (Songkran) occurs on April 13th and everyone sprinkles (or throws) cool water on each other.
Locals enjoy June, July and August, since the weather is usually fine and favourite haunts remain uncrowded. The usual pattern is brief with heavy showers and plenty of sunshine between downpours. Everything is a little less expensive at this time of year, as well. Temperatures range between 70ºF and 90ºF (20ºC to 33ºC).
During September and early October we bring out our umbrellas. One consolation is that the beaches, outdoor restaurants and streets are relatively uncluttered by visitors and even at this time there are still long intervals of sunshine between the heavy showers. Anyway, plenty of low season activities, both water- and land-based, are still available in Krabi during this wettest part of the summer season.