Rainy and dry seasons: when to go to Thailand
Before a tourist, who is going to rest for the first timethis fabulously beautiful tropical country, usually there is a very urgent question: when is it better to go to Thailand? The answer depends on which part of the country you are going to, what budget you have and what type of vacation you prefer. Because Thailand is a very stretched from north to south country, and the climate in the mainland and on the islands can be at the same time completely different. In addition, every season in Thailand bears its joys for a certain category of holidaymakers: surfers, divers, fans of land excursions, who want to get acquainted with the culture and festivities of Thailand, just lovers of beach holidays.
Tourists have a special demand for tropicalisland. So, when is it better to go to Thailand on the islands of the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand? First of all, it must be said that in this country, lying only 10 degrees north latitude, there is never winter. There are three summers, and we will tell more about them. For us, northerners, it is much more comfortable to consider "cold summer", or, in the understanding of the local population, a "cold season". Cold should be written in quotes, because the temperature of both air and water does not fall below the mark of +25. The sky is cloudless, but the sea is calm and transparent. It's time for beach people and divers, because there are no strong currents and good visibility under water. This period, turning Thailand into a kind of paradise, falls on our winter - from late November to mid-February. There is only one "but": most tourists flee from the harsh northern winter here and prefer to celebrate Christmas and New Year under the rustle of palm trees on the beach, so the prices for hotels, air travel and food take off. A trip to Thailand in the winter will not be at all budgetary.
Since the end of February in the country, the heat begins,increasing until the end of June. The sky continues to be cloudless, the sea is calm, but diving is no longer enjoyable due to the large amount of plankton. This is not the time when it is better to go to Thailand to people who are badly suffering from heat, and even more so do not go to the continental part of the country, as in the daytime the temperature can reach +40 ... +45.
But the islands are quite comfortable, becausethey are enveloped in a cool sea breeze. Particularly famous in this respect is the group of islands of the Gulf of Thailand. This is the real resort of Thailand - Koh Samui ... Reviews resting claim that here the "hot summer" is transferred very easily: +28 ... + 30 - air temperature and +27 - water. In addition, there comes a time of holidays: in April, the Thai New Year is celebrated with merry ceremonies and water pouring, and on the full moon of May - Buddha's birthday with magnificent religious processions. But in May, may already begin a short rain, which, however, only bring a joyful coolness.
It is said that European summer and autumn are not at allthe time when it is better to go to Thailand. The heat decreases because of the clouds and rains. At first the rains are short-lived, they go from half an hour's power - an hour a day (and then at night), and the sun shines the rest of the time. Since August, winds start, and this can not but rejoice the surfers. But on Samui August is a velvet season, it's time for beach lovers.
In the fall, rains become longer, andMonsoon currents dominate the sea, which cause storms. But prices fall to a critical level: hotel reviews in Thailand say that the difference in the cost of a hotel room between high and low season can reach 50%. It's time for budget trips to the country. Moreover, there are places in Thailand where "wet summer" is not felt at all: Pattaya, the islands of Phuket and Chang, the city of Bangkok, the northern provinces. In addition, together with the rainy season, the season of sales starts. If you want to spend a budget vacation in Thailand, and even come back with suitcases of cheap clothes, then October is the most suitable time. The air temperature still does not fall below +24, and the water temperature stubbornly holds at around +25.