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Chiang Mai Weather

Chiang Mai Weather is very consistent and mainly features three seasons: the cool season, the hot season and the rainy season.

It is important to note that the weather in Chiang Mai is a dry heat rather than the hot sweaty humidity you will find in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.

Chiang Mai Weather Forecast for Today, by Month & Year in Thailand

Perhaps the best time to visit Chiang Mai is during the cool season from late November until February. The days are still hot and sunny with 30 degrees most days, the evenings become pleasantly cool with temperatures sometimes dropping as low as 15 degrees. During this time, it is worth bringing a light jacket to wear in the evenings. Walking around can be pleasant, but you will feel the cold chills if on a scooter or in the back of a tuk tuk.

The worst time to visit Chiang Mai is during March and April which is when the ‘burning season’ starts. Temperatures start to climb to around 35 degrees during the day and the farmers start burning their crops. This leads to a murky haze hanging over the city and if you suffer from hayfever, you will certainly notice the difference in your allergies. Because of the pollution in the air, you will find that many of the beautiful views form the mountains will be obscured by haze during this time.

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Today 26th September50%
High 34° / Low 24°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High near 35C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow 27th September20%
High 35° / Low 24°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High near 35C. Winds light and variable.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 28th September50%
High 34° / Low 24°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 34C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Thunderstorm
Saturday 29th September80%
High 32° / Low 24°
Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 32C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.
Thunderstorm
Sunday 30th September90%
High 32° / Low 23°
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms likely. High 31C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%.
Thunderstorm
Monday 1st October90%
High 30° / Low 23°
Thunderstorm
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 30C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 2nd October50%
High 29° / Low 22°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Showers early then scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 29C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

May and June remain hot during the days and nights and the monsoon season typically arrives around June and runs through to November. The days remain hot at over 30 degrees each day, however there may be torrential downpours every few days. You wont find solidly rainy days in Chiang Mai, but rather a burst of heavy rain that will last for an hour or two and then pass. During these times it is not uncommon for roads to flood, so be mindful when making travel plans. Note that rainfall in Chiang Mai is usually heaviest in the month of September.

Chiang Mai is a great place to holiday in part due to its consistent weather. Predictable weather means that you only need to pack shorts and t-shirts as Chiang Mai Weather is mostly hot and sunny. The air is not humid like Bangkok which means that once you are out of the sun, the air temperature is quite pleasant.

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Weather Forecast

Clear
Wednesday 01/240%
High 31° / Low 16°
Clear
Clear
Tomorrow 01/250%
High 32° / Low 17°
Clear
Clear
Friday 01/260%
High 32° / Low 19°
Clear