Temperatures will now be starting to rise throughout Thailand, and this is most often felt in Chiang Mai and the north of the country where the cooler winter months make way for the start of summer and daytime temperatures can hit 35°C. In the south the temperature is also rising with plenty of sun.
High temperatures and little chance of rain can be expected in Bangkok and central Thailand, making sightseeing hard work, so plan for shorter experiences rather than all-day visits.
Predominantly dry weather continues in Khao Sok National Park, although humidity levels are high and increasing temperatures can hit 33°C.
In the south, dry, sunny weather is the order of the day with plenty of blue skies and little chance of rain. Average daily temperatures of 26-31°C can be expected, with the west coast beaches of Phuket, Khao Lak & Krabi marginally warmer than Koh Samui and the east coast beaches. Favourable diving conditions continue off the west coast with a good chance of spotting manta rays and whale sharks during March.
A journey through northern Thailand for an eco-focussed exploration of local Lahu traditions and culture in the hills of Chiang Mai.