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Thailand Weather October

Posted by Joannacxxx on 24/7/2011 at 01:38

Hi, me again. I will be in Thailand from 25th September until 20th October. Ive been reading up on the weather and have realised its in the monsson season. Will there be any islands that will be pretty much unaffected by this during October? As I was really hoping for some lazy beach time. Thanks

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 24/7/2011 at 01:50

That CAN be of the rainiest times of year just about anywhere in the country, but...
1. It can also be sunny somewhere some of the time, just hope it coincides with your travels.
2. When in doubt, probably go for Samui/Phanan/Tao in the lower eastern gulf which tends year-on-year to remain relatively dry through September.

And finally
3. With Thailand and tropical weather it's always fairly unpredictable. October is perhaps the most unpredictable period so wait and see. I've had great sunny weather on both sides in Oct, and some run-for-cover thunderstorms as well.

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Posted by Joannacxxx on 24/7/2011 at 01:54

Thanks, thats really usefull :-)

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Posted by SBE on 24/7/2011 at 13:55

Ko Samet is another option. It's one of the driest islands and relatively near Bangkok (3-4 hours away on a bus) but it tends to get quite busy at the weekends and accommodation is relatively expensive there. It's also (supposedly) a national park so there's an entrance fee.

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Posted by MADMAC on 24/7/2011 at 14:24

Raining all the time here in Issan right now. Mekong is high, and I'm getting wet on my bike!

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Posted by TigerTrail on 29/7/2011 at 16:47

I would agree that Koh Samed is a good option, relatively dry there. But quiet that time of the year. If you like some more action and activities, Samui or Phuket will please you probably. I personally really like Koh Phagnan as well.

Enjoy

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Posted by Joannacxxx on 2/8/2011 at 06:35

thanks for the replies

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Posted by yippie65 on 2/8/2011 at 13:40

i would recommend for Phuket during your visit ...... but to avoid rainy season would therefore recon. for Hua-Hin / Cha-Am or Ko Samet

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Posted by kateemily on 3/8/2011 at 09:35

Hi there, does anyone have any advice for Ko Chang, Ko Lanta and Chiang Mai around the same time?

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Posted by coricorina on 18/8/2011 at 22:26

Hello everybody
first time in thailand will be in early october.going with b/f and for now,we have no itinirary except 4 days in Bangkok..lol.Will have up to one months.
any suggestions?
thank you for your help

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Posted by SBE on 19/8/2011 at 04:51

You haven't given any indication what kind of things you'd like to see or do in Thailand so it's hard to say. If you don't mind the risk of rain (there should be some sunny interludes as well) you could have a look at the suggested itineraries here.

https://www.travelfish.org/trip_planner/

If the weather is really dreadful you could always get on a plane to Bali or something.

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Posted by coricorina on 19/8/2011 at 19:00

Hello everyone,

SBE

Thanks for your quick answer.
i would like to see what must be seen when you get to thailand.i hear about landscapes,beaches......a little of all that will make my stay.

Thanks

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