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Weather in Thailand in November

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November sees the wet season finally shut down across most of Thailand. Temperatures are moderate (by Thai standards) across the board and there are a good selection of islands to choose from that will be seeing a lot of sunshine.

Bangkok and Central Thailand

November is when you'll start seeing locals rugging up to deal with the "cold" temperatures. It's moderate, low to high 20s Celsius with very little — almost no — rain to speak of. Kanchanaburi is lovely in November.

Eastern Thailand

In November, Ko Chang and the islands that surround it really start to come into their own. There's a little rain — nothing to worry about though — and the temperature is still warm enough that you'll be needing to swim at least a couple of times a day to keep cool. November marks the beginning of Ko Chang's "season" and by the end of the month it starts to get quite busy.

Northern Thailand

November in Chiang Mai sees lovely daytime weather and cool evenings. If you're trekking, make sure the trek is supplying sleeping bags as it does get cold at night, especially higher up. The wilderness is lovely this time of year.

Rainfall and temperature chart for Thailand in November

Northeast Thailand

Northeast Thailand in November sees very little rain and lots of sunshine, without the heat and dust that you'll see before the start of wet season. This is an excellent time to visit.

Southeast Thailand

November sees more rain on Thailand's Gulf coast — especially on the islands. The western Andaman Coast is generally a better option this time of year. Temperatures sit in the mid to high 20s Celsius range.

Southwest Thailand

While you will still get rain on the Andaman Coast of Thailand in November, you'll get less than on the Gulf Coast, so if you're umming and ahhing between East and West, go with the latter. Krabi is often good in November, but you will still get some rain.

Written by:
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.