Thailand weather & when to go: April

April overview

Temperatures throughout Thailand in April can be summed up in one word – hot – with average temperatures in the high 30°C’s a frequent occurrence.

Excellent
Very Good
Good/Mixed
Poor
Not Advised

Annual overview

  Best   Good
  Mixed   Poor
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

April's weather in detail

The heat in Bangkok and central Thailand (around Kanchanaburi) can be particularly oppressive, making sightseeing hard work, so plan for shorter experiences rather than all-day visits.

To avoid the heat, head south, where temperatures are slightly cooler (avg temp: 29-34°C). The east coast beaches are the pick of the bunch in April, with rain showers expected on the west coast beaches of Phuket, Khao Lak and Krabi, especially as the month progresses.  The east coast also enjoys more favourable dive conditions than the west coast this month, with good underwater visibility and the possibility of spotting whale sharks around Koh Tao and Koh Samui

 Where's the sun and sand?

Hua Hin, Pranburi, Cha Am, Koh Chang, Koh Kood, Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, Khanom

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Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies

 Songkran - Thai New Year

The Big One! Songkran festivities typically last for between three and five days depending on your location. There's lots of water, fun and feasting! 13th-15th April

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