Thailand weather & when to go: July

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July weather top tip

Arrive early in July to get the best of the weather and avoid the increased crowds expected in late July and August.


July Overview

July will see a further increase in rain and temperatures will start to drop a little (avg temp: 27-31°C), a welcome relief from the mercury busting highs of previous months. As the month progresses, rainfall will increase with short daily showers likely to become more prolonged as you move towards August, and some of the heaviest rains of the year.

Across the country rainfall increases throughout the month, although the beaches and islands on the eastern side of the peninsular tend to stay dry.

Conditions on either side of the Thai peninsular will vary. Visit the west and you should expect rain, at times heavy (avg temp: 27 °C), whilst on the east coast on Koh Samui and its neighbours, a little rain is expected from time to time, but days are mostly dry and sunny (avg temp: 29 °C). The rainy season starts in Koh Chang in July.

Where's the
sun and sand?

sun and sand

Hua Hin, Pranburi, Cha Am, Koh Samui

Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies

Khao Pans: (Monks retreat)

Khao Pans: (Monks retreat)

The start of Buddhist Lent, a time for monks to retreat and begin fasting. In the coming months young men are ordained to enter the monk hood before they marry.

Candle Ceremony

Candle Ceremony

A day when hundreds of monks retreat to Ubon Ratchathani to celebrate the start of the Lent by lighting a candle and praying to Buddha.

Asahara Bucha

Asahara Bucha

The day that Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. One of the three holiest days throughout Thailand with many tourists sites, shops and markets closing so that people can visit the local temple. (2016: 19th July)

See Thailand’s weather in other months