What to Expect for Thailand’s Weather October

August 28, 2020 - 243 views

The best time to tour Thailand in October every year because October is the time when this country has a cool dry climate and is also the beginning of this country's tourist season. So, let's review Thailand weather October.

Each year, Thailand welcomes millions of tourists from around the world, including those who have visited Thailand many times but still come back. If you have free time this October, come and enjoy the golden time of Thailand tourism. First, take a look at the Thailand weather October and choose the best time to plan your upcoming trip.

Thailand weather in October

Located just to the North of the equator, Thailand is a country in the typical tropical climate region. Go further to the South, Thailand climate experiences more heat and humidity with average temperatures ranging from 24°C to 28°C. For most of October, Thailand weather is expected 6 hours of sunshine amid 12 hours of daylight each day. Generally, Thailand weather in October is warmer and cloudier at the end of the southwestern monsoon season. In other words, October is the changing time between dry and monsoon season in Thailand.

During October, Thailand weather features regional variations from a region to another. If you are planning to visit Thailand in October, you'd better check the detailed weather of your destination in Thailand.

  • Bangkok temperatures vary from 25°C to 32°C and average rainfall is approximately 190mm over 16 days of October.
  • Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and norther Thailand has the average temperatures from 24°C to 27°C. Here, October is considered a sign of winter.
  • Koh Chang and Koh Kood experience the wettest conditions despite a significant decrease in rainfall.
  • Phuket and Krabi in October has drier days and blue skies which are perfect for beach relaxation.
  • Koh Samui has daytime average temperatures of around 30ºC and an average rainfall of 290mm over 16 days of October.

Popular festivals in October

Among the October festivals in Thailand, the Ok Phansa Festival is considered to be the leading event. This festival marks the end of the Buddhist Lent period, usually falls around early October. It is held with interesting events and activities taking place throughout the country and each province, each locality has different events, in which most people go to the temple.

Nong Khai Naga Festival in mid-October is one of the most attractive October festivals in Thailand. The festival attracts visitors not because of the exciting activities but by the strange natural phenomenon that cannot be explained when fireballs appear from the bottom of the Mekong River.

Nong Khai Naga Festival - What to Expect for Thailand’s Weather in October

Nong Khai Naga Festival is one of the most attractive October festivals in Thailand

Sakon Nakhon Wax Castle Festival takes place from early to the middle of October. This is an annual festival held at the end of the Buddhist Lent or Ok Phansa.

On the other hand, the "Lai Ruea Fai" Event is a traditional event for people in Northeastern Thailand, which took place for centuries to mark the end of Buddhist Lent. During the festival, Ruea Fai or brightly lit boats decorated with flowers, incense, candles, and lanterns are dropped on the Mekong River.

Sakon Nakhon Wax Castle Festival - What to Expect for Thailand’s Weather in October

Sakon Nakhon Wax Castle Festival is an annual festival held at the end of the Buddhist Lent or Ok Phansa

Thailand's annual vegetarian festival, known locally as Tesagan Jae, takes place in October (lunar September), for about 10 days in Phuket. During this time, Chinese Buddhists will wear only white and follow a strict vegetarian diet. The festival is said to have originated 150 years ago by a Thailand person of Chinese descent in Phuket. Let's plan a Thailand trip and ready to go.

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