October is a month of change, although when that change will actually arrive is anyone’s guess! The rains should start to recede and the humidity levels fall as the month progresses. Temperatures are also declining as October marks the start of ‘winter’ in Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and northern Thailand (avg temp: 24-27°C).
When it comes to Thailand’s beaches, the islands of Koh Chang and Koh Kood are experiencing the wettest conditions, although rainfall is significantly less than in previous months. Further south, average temperatures are a comfortable 25-27°C, but rain levels are still high on both sides of the peninsula. However, drier days and blue skies for Phuket, Khao Lak and Krabi on the west coast, are just round the corner.
October is one of the wettest months in Khao Sok National Park, so take suitable waterproof clothing if you plan to visit this month. Don’t be put off by the rain: average temperatures during the month are a comfortable 25-26°C, the rainforest is green & lush, and there is more chance of spotting wildlife.
A journey through northern Thailand for an eco-focussed exploration of local Lahu traditions and culture in the hills of Chiang Mai.