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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.

Clear
Friday 16th November20%
High 35° / Low 22°
Clear
Mostly clear. Low 22C.
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow 17th November10%
High 33° / Low 22°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 33C. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 18th November10%
High 33° / Low 22°
Partly Cloudy
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 33C. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 19th November20%
High 33° / Low 21°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 33C. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Tuesday 20th November10%
High 33° / Low 21°
Clear
A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 33C. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Wednesday 21st November20%
High 33° / Low 21°
Clear
Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 33C. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 22nd November10%
High 32° / Low 21°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 32C. Winds light and variable.

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