What is the best time to visit Pattaya?

The best time to visit Pattaya is from November to March which is the winter season. The city faces a tropical wet and dry climate type throughout the year and thus is prone to heavy rainfall. The weather in winter is cool and pleasant with figures ranging between 23-degree Celcius to 30-degree Celcius. The monsoon begins around July and extends up to October. The summers are extremely hot with an average high temperature of 32-degree Celcius.

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Monthly Weather in Pattaya

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 24 30
February 23 32
March 26 32
April 27 33
May 27 32
June 27 33
July 26 32
August 27 32
September 26 31
October 26 31
November 26 31
December 24 31

Pattaya in Peak Season

Peak Season in Pattaya is from November to February. The place is too crowded during these months, but if you are a party lover, this season is for you! The temperature is averaged at 30 degrees Celsius, that is apt for beach life and outdoor activities. Occasional showers can be expected, although most days are sunny. It is recommended to get your bookings done in advance, as accommodation and other necessities can get expensive during the peak season. In this season, one can indulge in Loy Krathong Festival in November and Pattaya Carnival in February. Party the night away in Walking Street, or get amazed by Ripley's Believe It or Not, get plunged in the abundance of offerings by Pattaya!

Pattaya in Shoulder Season

March to May, the three-months shoulder season in Pattaya is at par with the peak season when it comes to the activities held at the place! Lesser crowd is seen during these months because of the hot and humid weather conditions. The temperature is at 33 degrees Celsius, creating a need for sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen lotion. This season is appropriate for ziplining and Koh Larn exploration. Other places, like Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and Khao Chi Chan, can also be visited. Pattaya International Music Festival, held in March, and Pattaya Songkran Festival, held in April, are worth experiencing as the best memories can be created here. Never-ending parties are organised during these months as well, and there's no way you should miss them!

Pattaya in Low / Off Season

People who like isolated and quiet places should visit Pattaya between June and October. It is a low/offseason for the place, and heavy rainfall is experienced. The accommodation can be found easily and cheaply during this period, and the temperature averages at 32 degrees Celsius. Pattaya Marathon is held every year in July, and Pattaya Vegetarian Festival is held in October. Indulge in these festivities, to take a closer look at the place?s culture! To blend relaxation with fun, you can visit Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, and visit the biggest Buddha at Wat Phra Khao Yai. You may also spend a day at Koh Larn, which is a little, quaint beach!

Pattaya in Winter (November - February)

The Winter season in Pattaya, from November to February is possibly the best time to visit the place. With pleasant and comparatively dry weather, Pattaya sees a lot of tourists in this season. The temperature during the day averages at 30 degrees Celsius, and during the night, it stays at around 20 degrees Celsius. The accommodation during these months is however expensive. We highly recommend getting your bookings done beforehand so that you don?t have to deal with the problem of unavailability of accommodation. While on your trip to Pattaya, experience Loy Krathong Festival in November, or Pattaya Carnival in February. During the Winter season, sunbathe in Ban Amphur Beach, Party in Walking Street, take a trip to Khao Phra Tamnak and whatnot!

Pattaya in Summer (March-May)

Lasting from March to May, the summer season in Pattaya is hot and humid. During these months, it is recommended to carry lotions and sunglasses, to be able to make the most out of your trip. The temperature is usually around 33 degrees Celsius with a comparatively lesser crowd in this season. Pattaya International Music Festival, organised in March, is worthy of your time and energy, and Pattaya Songkran Festival, held in April, is worth experiencing. Despite the heat, there are plenty of activities for you to indulge in, like Koh Larn exploration, ziplining and shopping at Pattaya floating market.

Pattaya in Monsoon (June - October)

Rainy Season in Pattaya is from June to October. During this period, the temperature is around 32 degrees Celsius, and there is abundant rainfall. Pattaya remains isolated in these months and accommodation can be easily and cheaply found, making it the most appropriate time for peace-lovers to visit the place. Experience Pattaya Marathon in July, and Pattaya Vegetarian Festival in October. Visiting Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden and Wat Phra Khao Yai can prove to be very satisfying and fulfilling. You may also spend a day at Koh Larn, a beautiful, little beach located nearby. Due to the heavy rainfall, it is highly recommended to carry waterproof boots along with you.

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