Thailand is in the final leg of the country’s chaotic peak tourism season in February. This month, Thailand welcomes the last influx of tourists before the start of the off-season in mid-March. Although crowds can be large, they are comparatively less than in the peak months of January and December. Conversely, hotel and flight prices are down from previous months, making it cheap to travel to Thailand this month while enjoying excellent weather conditions. This article talks about the weather, the best places to visit, and some festivals and events to stay at when visiting Thailand in February.
Is February a Good Time to Go to Thailand?
February is an excellent time to travel to Thailand as the weather conditions in Thailand are suitable for travel in tropical conditions. February is practically the last month of the winter season in Thailand and therefore coincides with the peak tourist season for the country. The weather is primarily calm and dry on both coasts, except for parts along the east coast where rain may be minimal. Around this time, the holy festival of Makha Bucha is celebrated, and the nation gathers for it. Other famous festivals are the Flower Festivals in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, attracting many spectators.
Since there is a sizeable Chinese community in Thailand, the Chinese New Year is also fervently celebrated. This festival is celebrated according to the lunar calendar in January or February.
Weather in Thailand in February
The weather in Thailand in February generally remains cool and dry. Temperatures are slightly higher than in January and December but still suitable for outdoor activities and travel. The eastern regions tend to experience some rain, with the coast along the east generally experiencing some showers (if any) for short periods during the day. Northern Thailand is experiencing a rise in temperature from ideal January temperatures. And warm clothing is recommended.
Temperatures can rise to as high as 32°C during the day but drop to around 16°C at night. Bangkok and central Thailand are warmer than in previous months but not unbearable. The day can be pretty sunny with minimal humidity. There are no significant temperature swings after the sun goes down. The average temperature range is between 24°C and 32°C.
Eastern Thailand is also warm but less generous due to more rain than central Thailand. Rain helps keep temperatures more relaxed, but it also increases humidity. Similar to central Thailand, the average temperature range is 23°C-30°C. Southern Thailand is generally quite warm, with plenty of sun throughout the day. The beaches of Phuket and Krabi offer a relaxed atmosphere under sunny blue skies at this time.
February is also ideal for water activities as there is little or no rain. Temperatures are generally between 24°C and 30°C.