Best Time to Visit Chiang Mai

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Chiang Mai. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Chiang Mai und Chiang Rai. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Chiang Mai for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 12 °C to 36 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.215.16 in (1 – 21 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 24.6 °C (Chiang Rai) and 26 °C (Chiang Mai)
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Best Time to Visit Chiang Mai: Overview

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MarchMar
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AprilApr
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Transition to Rainy Season
MayMay
Rainy Season
sticky, warm and rainy
JuneJun
Rainy Season
sticky, warm and rainy
JulyJul
Rainy Season
very wet, heavy rain
AugustAug
Rainy Season
very wet, heavy rain
SeptemberSep
Rainy Season
very wet, heavy rain
OctoberOct
End of Rainy Season
better weather
NovemberNov
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DecemberDec
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Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Chiang Mai) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
Chiang MaiJanuary, February, March, November, and December
Chiang RaiJanuary, February, March, November, and December

Climate Charts Chiang Mai

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Climate Chart Chiang Mai
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Chiang Rai

Climate Chart Chiang Rai
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Chiang Mai

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Chiang Mai, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Chiang Mai

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature29°32°35°36°34°32°32°31°31°31°30°28°
Night Temperature14°15°18°22°23°24°24°23°23°22°19°15°
Precipitation (inch)0.280.20.511.976.225.26.349.298.984.82.090.79
Rainy days11151212141714941
Hours of Sunshine9109996556788
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Chiang Mai is 26 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: April (29 °C)
Coldest month: January (21.3 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 46.65 inch on 91 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): August, and September
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 18.27 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Chiang Mai.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, February is the sunniest month with an average of 9.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.5 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Chiang Rai (Chiang Mai)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature28°31°34°35°33°32°31°31°31°30°28°26°
Night Temperature12°13°16°20°22°23°23°23°22°20°17°13°
Precipitation (inch)0.470.310.753.548.038.3112.1315.1610.555.592.40.98
Rainy days112815161921151042
Hours of Sunshine9109996556788
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Chiang Rai is 24.6 °C.

Warmest month: May (27.6 °C)
Coldest month: December (19.6 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 68.23 inch on 114 rainy days

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): May, June, July, August, and September
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 54.17 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Chiang Rai.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, February is the sunniest month with an average of 9.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.5 hours of sunshine per day on average.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Chiang Mai
few clouds     few clouds, 34.2 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 4 mph W
Air Pressure: 1007 hPa       Humidity: 39 %
Last updated: 18th Apr 2019, 02:18 pm
The next days …
19th Apr 201920th Apr 201921st Apr 201922nd Apr 201923rd Apr 201924th Apr 2019
moderate rain22 °C to 37 °Clight rain21 °C to 38 °Clight rain22 °C to 33 °Cfew clouds22 °C to 37 °Cfew clouds22 °C to 36 °Clight rain23 °C to 34 °C
22 °C to 37 °C21 °C to 38 °C22 °C to 33 °C22 °C to 37 °C22 °C to 36 °C23 °C to 34 °C
Clouds: 2 %Clouds: 1 %Clouds: 16 %Clouds: 22 %Clouds: 17 %Clouds: 30 %
0.14 in of rain0.04 in of rain0.02 in of rainNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.02 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Thailand: Regions

Chiang Mai is part of the holiday destination Thailand. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Chiang Mai: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 2 reviews for Chiang Mai holiday already. Average rating is 4.5 of 5 stars.
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    Leo, 52 years old was there in January

    Dry hot during the day, at night and in the morning cool.very pleasant!no rain.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Christoph, 61 years old was there in February

    It was pleasantly cool at night, warm during the day but not hot and 95% deep blue sky. The 15° C at night were very pleasant and so close 30° Cm simply great for activities and at night just the pleasant sleep.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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