Best Time to Visit Pattaya

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Pattaya. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Pattaya. 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 Pattaya for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 22 °C to 33 °C
Waves Symbol 27 °C to 30 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.249.57 in (1 – 19 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

Pattaya is a popular holiday resort in the Thai province of Chon Buri. The city is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand and is about 81 miles from Bangkok. A highway leads from Pattaya directly to the capital.

Pattaya is officially home to about 100,000 people, but the actual number is estimated to be up to four times this number, as many emigrants have also never officially registered with the government or are still resident in Europe.

Directly opposite the city centre is the 15 kilometre long beach of Pattaya, on whose section Pattaya Klang most hotels and clubs are located. Jomtien Beach in the north of Pattaya is a popular holiday region also for families.

In principle, Pattaya is considered a destination where something is on offer at any time of the day or night. The island of Ko Lan off the coast, which can be reached by boat or ferry in a few minutes, is quieter.

Climate in Pattaya

Para Sailing (Harsha K R)  [flickr.com]  CC BY-SA 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The climate in Pattaya is tropical and monsoonal, the temperatures fluctuate only minimally throughout the year. On average, the daytime temperature is around 31 °C. Although there are no classical seasons in Thailand, there are three different climate phases with very different amounts of precipitation in the Pattaya region.

November to February are hot and dry with little rain, the humidity on the coast around Pattaya is only around 50 percent. March and April are transitional months. From May to August, however, it gets very hot, humid air and regular rainfall cause sultriness. The third phase is the”real rainy season” in Pattaya with an average humidity of 90 percent and enormous rainfall in September and October.

Best Time to Visit Pattaya: Overview

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MarchMar
Very hot (average up to 29 °C)
AprilApr
Very hot (average up to 31 °C)
MayMay
Very hot (average up to 29 °C)
JuneJun
Very hot (average up to 29 °C)
JulyJul
Very hot (average up to 29 °C)
AugustAug
Very hot (average up to 29 °C)
SeptemberSep
Very hot (average up to 28 °C)
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When to go to Pattaya?


In general it is very hot in Pattaya all year round, even at night it stays very warm with 22 °C to 26 °C. From November to February is the main tourist season in the region, especially around Christmas and the beginning of January the hotels are well filled. Pattaya and Jomtien Beach peak in the winter holidays, prices are lower before and after.

In general we recommend the months November to February as the best travel season in Pattaya, but also March and April are worth a recommendation with rather low rainfall and pleasant weather. Since most Europeans have left by the end of February, the time before Easter is a good alternative. As it gets noticeably hotter again in March and April, however, we do not recommend the months as the absolutely best travel time in the region.

The rainy season from May to October is very volatile, heavy rains are more frequent and many shops in the tourist centres are now closing. Mosquitoes can also occur more frequently. All in all, this off-season travel season is extremely inexpensive for good reason. Don’t let yourself be tempted by the often conspicuous bargains, but consider whether you really want to take the weather risk on a long-haul trip.

Climate Chart Pattaya

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

Climate Table Pattaya

In the following, you will find the climate table for Pattaya, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Water Temperatures.

Temperatures, Precipitation

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature31°31°32°33°32°32°31°31°31°31°30°30°
Night Temperature23°24°25°26°27°27°26°26°25°24°23°22°
Water Temperature27°28°29°30°30°30°30°29°29°29°29°28°
Precipitation (inch)0.540.472.072.436.094.133.433.888.559.553.260.25
Rainy days225612121213171971
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 28.1 °C.

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

Warmest month: April (29.7 °C)
Coldest month: December (26.1 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 30 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
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Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 44.64 inch on 108 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): September, and October
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 18.1 in

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Highlights and Attractions


Besides the popular beaches of Pattaya Beach and Jomtien Beach, the offshore islands of Ko Lan and Ko Phai are popular seaside resorts in Pattaya with crystal clear waters and great coral reefs. Boat trips as well as diving and snorkeling tours are offered in many places as excursions. Sights in Pattaya are the Sanctuary of Truth and the statue Big Buddha on the highest peak of the city.

Activities such as petting tigers in special parks are loved by many tourists and actively promoted on site. However, we ask you to consider the housing conditions and to agree with your own conscience whether you would like to support the confinement of wild animals for tourist enjoyment. Even if the operators vehemently claim that they are injured / orphaned animals and that the farm serves their welfare.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Pattaya
few clouds     few clouds, 28.5 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 9 mph ONO
Air Pressure: 1010 hPa       Humidity: 45 %
Last updated: 4th Dec 2020, 08:36 am
The next days …
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Thailand: Regions

Pattaya 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:

Pattaya: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 3 reviews for Pattaya holiday already. Average rating is 4.3 of 5 stars.
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    Manfred, 67 years old was there in November

    Very pleasant temperature during the day and at night, slightly cloudy, no rain,

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Bernd, 60 years old was there in April

    Was as so often again from the beginning of April to the beginning of May in Pattaya, Samesan and the offshore island to dive. In these 4 weeks the weather was subtropical warm 30 °- 35 ° C; water temperature 29 ° – 31 ° C; In this time only 3 times rain and the night. Was already there in August, September and October. Also suptropically warm and often several times a day heavy rain showers and humid!

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Stefan, 51 years old was there in April

    It’s been pleasantly hot for the whole two weeks! Pleasant temperatures in the evening!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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