What is the best time to visit Chiang Rai?

The best time to visit Chiang Rai is from November to February, when the Chiang Rai weather is cool and dry, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. The average annual temperature is around 24 degrees Celcius, but it can go as high as 36 degrees Celcius. June to August is the rainy season in Chiang Rai with frequent showers and high humidity.

Peak Season (November to February):
The peak season in Chiang Rai is from November to February. During these months, the Chiang Rai weather is cool and dry, with temperatures ranging from 13°C to 28°C (55°F to 82°F). It is perfect for exploring the city's temples, enjoying outdoor activities, and experiencing the local culture. 

Shoulder Season (March to May, September to October):
The shoulder seasons in Chiang Rai are from March to May and September to October. During these months, temperatures range from 20°C to 35°C (68°F to 95°F), with the weather being hotter and more humid compared to the peak season. While there may be occasional rain showers, these are typically brief and followed by clear skies. This period provides a balance between good weather and fewer tourists.

Off Season (June to August):
The off-season in Chiang Rai occurs from June to August, coinciding with the Chiang Rai rainy season. This period is characterized by frequent rain showers and high humidity, with temperatures ranging from 22°C to 32°C (72°F to 90°F).  It makes outdoor activities and sightseeing less predictable. However, the rains bring a lushness to the landscape.

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Monthly Weather in Chiang Rai

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 31°/ 14° 1 days
February 33°/ 16° 0 days
March 37°/ 18° 0 days
April 35°/ 21° 7 days
May 37°/ 25° 12 days
June 33°/ 23° 22 days
July 31°/ 23° 27 days
August 30°/ 22° 29 days
September 31°/ 21° 15 days
October 32°/ 20° 15 days
November 31°/ 18° 3 days
December 28°/ 13° 3 days

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