Thailand weather in August
As August marks the peak of the wet season in both northern and northeast Thailand — things will start to dry out from here onwards. It is a good month to explore both the upper Gulf coast (Hua Hin, Phetburi, Sam Roi Yot) and the lower Gulf coast (Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat). Because they are considerably drier in August than the rest of the country.
What are the most popular Thai islands in August?
Though August is the monsoon season in Thailand, the temperatures usually remain high after rain in the day. Visitors are also possible to experience plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures on the southern Thai islands like Koh Samui, Ko Tao, and Ko Phangan or can even explore temples or museums.
If you’re looking for a beach break with a better chance for settled weather, consider staying on the mainland which tends to see less rainfall compared to the islands. Hua Hin and Cha-Am are great options.
Where you can visit around Bangkok in August
Floating Market – Damnoen Saduak, only 2 hours away from Bangkok, will allow you to explore local vendors selling their products. Have a long-tail speedboat experience to learn a little history in the area. And can go to visit Maeklong Railway Market ( Talad Rom Hub ) a unique experience and something you should see especially as the train comes by!
Experience a dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River while enjoying local music and spectacular sights of the Temple of Dawn and The Grand Palace.
Events and Festivals in August
🔷 Queen’s Birthday and Mother’s Day(public holiday) also celebrated as Mother’s Day – August 12
🔷 Por Tor Hungry Ghost Festival, Phuket – held August/September
I Hope, you are more confident about visiting Thailand in August despite monsoons and take back home another great experience and a wonderful picture of the beautiful destination.