The weather in Krabi can be unpredictable at times but for the most part seasons stay the same. It’s important to plan you holiday accordingly so we’ve outlined the 12 months of the years, what you can expect to find in Krabi in terms Krabi weather, the benefits as well of the holiday’s commonly celebrated every month.

January

One of the busiest times of year to visit Krabi, for good reason though. January temperatures tend to range from 29C – 32C (84F – 90F) and the skies are typically void of any clouds. the beaches are busy as there is a 95% chance of no rain during this time of year, so your guaranteed great weather and a sure tan if you come to krabi in January. This is also the busiest time of year to come to Krabi, so most of the accommodation providers will hike up the prices 30-40% higher than the prices in September. Also due to the influx of tourists in this time period many hotels, resorts and private villas can be booked up as early as October, so make sure you plan ahead if you want to come to visit Krabi in January.

Temperature: 29C – 32C (84F – 90F)

Pros:

  • Great weather
  • All national parks are open

Cons:

  • Prices are higher
  • Sometimes resorts and villas can be fully booked

Holidays:

New years (well it’s actually on the 31st of December right) – but we’ll count it in January. Most of the resorts in town have some form of celebrating the new year, every year on the beachfront road of Ao Nang there is a huge fireworks display which anyone can see just by going to the beach.


February

Also one of busiest times of year in Krabi so the same tends to be true as January in terms of prices and planning ahead. The wether is also not very different than in January with averages ranging from 29C – 33.5C (84F – 93F) As Krabi is becoming more and more of a destination and direct routes from many international cities keeping coming to Krabi the influx of tourists continues to grow. One of the countries which has added many new routes to it’s airlines plans is China. IN February the Chinese new year is celebrated and throughout China most people are given a 1-2 week holiday from around February 1-14. So these 2 weeks are extremely busy in Krabi, so if you plan to come thee dates please plan ahead.

Temperature: 29C – 33.5C (84F – 93F)

Pros: 

  • Great weather
  • All national parks are open

Cons:

  • Prices are higher 
  • The first half of the month most resorts and villas are fully booked

Holidays: 

Chinese new year – Many resorts offer a celebration for the Chinese new year, this is typically a special dinner or a special cocktail. In Krabitown there is not an official celebration but you can see many shops, restaurants and hotels hand red lanterns to show respect for their Chinese ancestors or possibly they observe the holiday.


Boats at Krabi Beach

March

The last really busy month of the high season. The temperates starting to rise towards the end of March but the skies will continue to be perfectly blue, only an occasional cloud can be seen floating past.  temperatures tend to range from 31C – 34C (88F – 94)There are the occasional days of rain here and there, but on average 90% of the days in march will be blue skies and balmy weather. A great time of year to come to Krabi and prices start to go down and yet the weather is still very favourable.

Temperature: 31C – 34C (88F – 94)

Pros:

  • Great weather,  prices are reduced
  • The province is less busy overall

Cons:

  • Towards the end of the month it starts to get rather hot

Holiday:

Makha Bucha Day – a Buddhist holiday cemorating an event in which thousands of monks prayed and learned from Buddha some 2,500 years ago. This day is a local buddhist holiday and is not popularity observed in Krabi. The holiday focus around giving to monks, praying often a sort of walking meditation.


April

April is officially the last month of high season in Krabi while also being the last month of the year for the Thai calendar as half way through April there is celebrated the Thai New Year commonly known as Sonkran. April is typically the hottest month of the year in Thailand 31C – 34C (88F – 94), so prepare yourself to sweat if you come to Krabi in April. During April the Thai new year Thailand undergoes the celebration of Thai new year that is Sonkran. If you have ever seen videos, photos of that Sonkran is and have ever thought to go, stop, don’t think and book your tickets, Sonkran is the craziest party/celebration in the world. Basically everyone celebrates by having a nation wide water fight!

Temperature: 31C – 34C (88F – 94)

Pros:

  • Weather is great 
  • Prices are lower then high season

Cons:

  • (88F – 94)

Holidays:

Sonkran – Greatest party/celebration the world has ever seen


May

May is the first month of ‘low season’. It’s a quiet time of year and the average temperate starts to go down 30C – 32C (86F – 90F) and also there is a significant drop in the number of tourists coming to Krabi this time of year making the beaches much less crowded, the restaurants less full and of course no worry about finding a hotel room. This is also the month when the monsoon starts to come. Now when the rain does arrive it is mostly short lived, with showers lasting for only  short 1-2 hours at a time, but the clouds which linger and cause overcast tend to linger much longer (often, all day long). May is the month of Ramadan which is month of fasting for those of the Islamic faith, so many local restaurants will be closed for all or for part of the day.

Temperature: 30C – 32C (86F – 90F)

Pros:

  • Less tourists
  • Cheaper prices

Cons:

  • More rain
  • Overcast

Holidays:

Ramadan – A month of fasting for the Islamic faith, typically form May 27 – June 24

Royal Ploughing ceremony – this is to commemorate the start of the rice growing season, there are sometimes events and festivals in rural agricultural regions of Krabi, but typically the touristic regions of Krabi will not celebrate this festival.


Railay Beach Krabi

June

June is a very similar month to may with the temperates lower ever so slightly 30C – 31C (86F – 88F), the number of visitors coming to Krabi in June is the same as May, with more tending to come to Krabi at the end of June. It’s a great time of year to visit Krabi as the prices are much less than high season, the weather is cool and the beaches are often empty. The majority of June is occupied with the Islamic observance of Ramadan. With Krabi’s local population being some 50% Muslim, many local restaurants will close for most of the day, so prepare yourself for less local food this month.

Temperature: 30C – 31C (86F – 88F)

Pros:

  • Cheaper accommodation
  • Much fewer tourists

Cons:

  • More rain
  • Quiet time of year

Holidays:

Ramadan


July

July is the start of the summer holiday in Europe and therefore the number of European tourists coming to Krabi tend to increase. The prices for accommodation typically stays very affordable and competitive, July is still technically the rainy season so there is still the chance of rain washing over you without much notice, but when the rain does come it’s very shortlived and shelter is easy to find. The temperateness in July are nearly identical to those in June at 30C – 31C (86F – 88F).

Temperature: 30C – 31C (86F – 88F)

Pros:

  • Quiet time in Krabi
  • Beachs are not very busy

Cons:

  • Rainy month

Holiday: 

King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X)’s birthday


August

August is very similar to July in terms that the tourists coming to Krabi are typically on European or North American holidays. The procaine is not very full, most hotels operate at a 50-60% occupancy rate. Finding an empty place on the beach is never a difficult task and the temperatures are much less than they were in April with averages falling into 30C – 31C (86F – 88F).

Temperature: 30C – 31C (86F – 88F)

Pros:

  • Prices for accommodation are significantly lower
  • Winds bowing from the West cool off the province

Cons:

  • Heavier rains

Holidays:

Queen’s Birthday – August 12th marks the day Queen Sirikit came to be in this world and as she is considered the mother of Thailand her birthday is celebrated every year. *Note* Blue is the Queen’s color, so if you see a restaurant, resort tour operator showcasing this color, it is to show respect and obersing the queen’s birthday.


Girl in the sea Krabi

September

Who likes to get wet? Well this is your month then, nearly every day in September has some sort of shower or another, so if you’re looking for those blue skies and perfect balmy weather this might not be the best month for you. That being said most hotels, resorts and villas will drop their prices and you’ll be able to find rock bottom pricing all around. Also when the rain comes it’s like it is in July, it’s heavy but short, so you can easy find some shelter when it’s coming, or just go inside for an hour or so. 

Temperature: 30C – 31C (86F – 88F)

Pros:

  • Prices across the board are down

Cons:

  • Lots of rain

Holidays:

None


October

October is the calm before the storm if you will, not busy like high season, but not so rainy like September, it’s a unique month, but still a very undervalued month and great deals can be had throughout the province. The average temperates drops ever so slightly and the beaches are nearly empty, but for this price you have to deal with the occasional rain shower.

Temperature: 30C – 31C (86F – 88F)

Pros:

  • Very cheap prices

Cons:

  • Often heavy rains

Holidays:

Chulalongkorn day – October 23rd marks the passing of the late kind of Thailand King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), King Chulalongkorn opened Thailand to the world, and brought the country into the modern age.


November

The start of the high season, November starts to be a busy time of year in Krabi, with the winter months starting to spread over the Northern hemisphere, many are looking for a reprise, and come to Krabi. The rains start to die down and the temperature starts to rise ever so slightly.

Temperature: 30C – 31C (86F – 88F)

Pros:

  • Still empty province and yet prices are often not very high

Cons:

  • Prices start to go up

Holidays:

Loy Krathong – celebrated on the first full moon of the month, it is a celebration of nature, and an attempt to appease any wrongdoing humans have done to the planet by offering beautiful handmade Kratongs, these are pieces of banana trees wrapped in leaves and flowers and sent out into the ocean.


December

The last month of the year, December is a great month to come to Thailand. Is there anything better then celebrating Christmas in your shorts on the beach sipping on a mango shake? We don’t think so, thats why we’ve seen so many Christmas’ in Thailand and welcome you to experience one yourself. Although Christmas is a Christian holiday, most of the resorts and hotels will observe it somehow, whether it be decoration, a special meal or possibly a full on celebration with fireworks, you’ll have to check with your hotel for more on that. Ao Nang beach front road will also a number of special dinners and celebrations you can join and take part in.

Temperature: 30C – 31C (86F – 88F)

Pros:

  • Great weather
  • Avoid the cold back home

Cons:

  • Getting to be a busy time of year
  • Prices are higher 

Holidays:

Christmas