Thailand Weather in May

Thailand weather in May is very hot and rainy. The average day temperature is up to 34℃(96.8℉) and the average rainfall is 175mm. This month marks the beginning of Thai monsoon season and air humidity increases. There are fewer tourists than previous months. For some people, it is a good thing.
The hottest cities in Thailand in May:
Pattaya: 35℃(95℉); Bangkok: 35℃(95℉); Hat yai:35℃(95℉)

The coolest city in Thailand in May:

Chiang Mai: 24℃(75.2℉); Chiang Rai: 24℃(75.2℉)

Averages for Thailand Weather in May

High Temperature
34°C (93.2°F)
Low Temperature
25°C (77°F)
175 mm (6.8 in)
05:57 ~ 06:14
18:30 ~ 18:34

May Temperatures in Thailand

What to Wear
Some thin and breathable cloths like t-shirts, pants, dress are enough to satisfy the needs. And the most important thing is to protect your skin from the intense UV radiation. Also, bring along the raingear.

May Travel Guide – Where to Go & Tips
Tourism Rate: 

In this month, the high heat and humidity exist simultaneously. For most people, this kind of weather could upset them, but some islands can be the great choices.

Ko Samet
It is a small island on the Gulf of Thailand, about 220 kilometers (136.7miles) southeast of Bangkok. It owns stunning sea views and coastlines; lots of hotels offer convenient transportation and a variety of accommodation options. The island is triangular with beautiful white sandy beaches and gorgeous stones. Not only can you water ski, but also those who love adventure can explore the mysteries of coral reefs.  

Chiang Mai
With an average elevation of 300 meters, Chiang Mai located in the northern highlands is a famous summer resort in Thailand. A delightful journey can start with Chiang Mai University. The campus is full of flowers and trees. If there is not the building with artistic design, you definitely think that you are in a natural garden. There are school buses on the left side of the front gate of the campus, by which tourists can travel around inside the campus.

You can also go to the Doi Inthanon National Park. It has the highest mountain in Thailand. Tourists can expect the beautiful scenes with flourishing trees, blooming flowers and cool climate. It is like a heaven in hot May.

Though the city is hot in May, there are still some places worth visiting. Bang Pa-In Royal Palace is the largest and most beautiful of the five palaces in Thailand. All the buildings are built near the water and it is so amazing to see the calm water reflecting the various buildings. It is about 60 kilometers (37 miles) far away from Bangkok.

Bangkok Safari World consists of a nature reservation-based safari park and an animal show-based marine park. The former gathers around various rare wildlife from all over the world, and there are many animal shows arranged daily in the performance area.

Bangkok Chinatown is the largest Chinatown in Asia and one of the busiest districts in the city. It is said that 70% of Bangkok gold stores are located here. It remains typical Chinese traditional culture and the old Chinese community. You can enjoy different cuisine here.

May Weather of Major Thailand Cities
Temperature Sunrise / Sunset Humidity
High Low
35°C/ 95°F 27°C / 80.6°F 07:25/ 17:32 44
34°C / 93.2°F 26°C / 78.8°F 07:20/ 18:07 84
35°C / 95°F 26°C / 78.8°F 07:56/ 18:38 79
Chiang Mai
34°C / 93.2°F 24°C / 75.2°F 07:45/ 18:30 83
Chiang Rai
34°C / 93.2°F 24°C / 75.2°F 07:08/ 18:13 72
35°C / 95°F 27°C / 80.6°F 07:23/ 18:22 73
Hat yai
34°C / 93.2°F
24°C / 75.2°F 07:41/ 18:34 79
Hua hin
34°C / 93.2°F 26°C / 78.8°F 06:51/ 17:35 75
Khon Kaen
35°C / 95°F 24°C / 75.2°F 06:58/ 16:36 72
Ko Samui
33°C / 91.4°F   26°C / 78.8°F 07:44/ 17:48 57
34°C / 93.2°F 24°C / 75.2°F 07:03/ 18:11 74
Nakhon Rathasima
36°C / 96.8°F 25°C / 77°F 06:56/ 17:43 65
Nakhon Sawan
36°C / 96.8°F 26°C / 78.8°F 06:56/ 17:43 65
36°C / 96.8°F 27°C / 80.6°F 06:56/ 17:43 65
35°C / 95°F 26°C / 78.8°F 06:56/ 17:43 65
33°C / 91.4°F 26°C / 78.8°F 06:56/ 17:43 65
35°C / 95°F 27°C / 80.6°F 06:56/ 17:43 65
Samut Pakan
36°C / 96.8°F 27°C / 80.6°F 06:56/ 17:43 65
33°C / 91.4°F 25°C / 77°F 06:56/ 17:43 65
Surat thani
33°C / 91.4°F
25°C / 77°F
06:56/ 17:43