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Thailand in November: good weather??,,,

Posted by breaker15 on 11/10/2010 at 19:07

hey guys! one quick question, im planning to visit Thailand for the first two weeks of November, thinking of the Krabi area...will i get sunny weather or most likely, rain n more rain??

Im gonna keep reading the forum in order to get more info but help will be highly appreciated!! :)

thank you very much!

Peace Out

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Posted by exacto on 11/10/2010 at 23:33

generally good weather, yes, although it can still be a bit wetter on that side of the gulf in november. have a look at this link to the animated weather map and see for yourself:

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 12/10/2010 at 17:24

I'll ask God and get back to you.
Tends to be drying out down the west coast then but can easily still be quite showery. Won't really know until you get there but reasonable to hope for a fair bit of sun. I've experienced sun and rain in large quatities in the Krabi area in November, different years different weather. Good luck.

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Posted by christof on 16/10/2010 at 22:47

Is still raining on a daily basis in Krabi at the moment. I am quite happy about this.

I think the rainy season will go on later this year.

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Posted by ThaiAdvice1 on 17/10/2010 at 16:50

I think it'll likely rain each day...but that can be very refreshing

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Posted by travellingsarah on 18/10/2010 at 09:35 TF writer

Posted from within Vietnam.

We were there middle of last November and it rained quite a bit but there were enough sunshine breaks to keep us happy.

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Posted by tezza on 20/10/2010 at 15:32

In early Nov the Andaman rainy season is usually ending - seeing I've found travel in full on wet season there over several trips okay sunshine wise, it should be better early Nov.
I have arrived mid-November often, tends to be real good then. Doing the same this year.
I'm a weather nerd - this is my usual spiel for November:

The southern Gulf islands (Samui, Phangan, Tao) tend to be wetter in November. They have a different wet season - normally Oct into Jan.
Prolonged wet periods are not too common in Thailand but I have to say in all the years I've been following the wet season (I'm a weather nerd, got a weather page in the link below) the most complaints of this have come from the Samui area islands in Oct, Nov and early Dec. But things are variable - I've only visited this area once during THAT period, in Nov 97, and I got good weather. It seems these real wet ones come up about in about 20-25% of the years - but not necessarily every 4th-5th year.

In other regions early November often sees the wet season tapering off - by mid/late November often dry season has kicked in.
Mid-late Nov is my favourite time for doing the Andaman because there is normally heaps of sunshine with periodic ripper storms, but it is shoulder season with plenty of vacancies, fewer crowds yet all ferry transport normally open. I'll be there this year.

It can be even better in the eastern Gulf (big Chang and neighbours plus Samet) and the North, where statistically and anecdotally the wet season ends earlier than elsewhere. The central area around Bangkok seems less wet in early Nov too.
Now all this stuff can lead to overload - in short, if I wanted to visit Krabi early November I'd go for it. One of the biggest downsides to Krabi is overcrowding - this will not be the case in early November which is early shoulder season.

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Posted by breaker15 on 21/10/2010 at 06:53

Okay, thanks a lot for the info, really appreciate it guys!! :)

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Posted by christof on 21/10/2010 at 07:37

I'd have to agree with Tezza. November is usually a great month on the west coast.

The rain is clearing but there are still exciting storms periodically. There is a fresher feel in the morning that reminds me of a European summer morning. Nature is vibrant & green having enjoyed several months of regular rain. November is a much better fringe month than April at the opposite end of the season... least on the island I live...

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Posted by breaker15 on 27/10/2010 at 20:35

thank you all for your answers!! finally doing krabi for like two weeks, proly like this:

1.krabi (ton say beach, ko poda, railay west n pran nha bay) for beach relax, snorkel, rock climbing? bike rides,...) during 4 days or so.
2. phi phi for like 2-3 days...
3. ko lanta for another 2-3 days

what do u guys think about intenerary? i got to krabi in the morning 11ish, so i just walk around n try to find a place to sleep or book in advanced?? not looking for a resort or anything fancy, just some decent bungalows near the beach not too expensive...i have heard about TWIN PALMS BUNGALLOWS in phi phi, any feedback??


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