I'm always raving about the Thai climate... and I often get this question...
“Garry,” I hear you ask. “Is it ever too hot in Thailand?”
The Central, Eastern, the south part of the Western, and the South can be abominably hot. That’s not to say the other regions are cold!
NEVER COLD, although I need to wear a sweater in the more northern parts of Thailand, from wake-up until about 10 a.m. during October until January.
And if you’re in a large urban area… the heat is worse. The traffic, the masses of humanity, the concrete, the lack of a breeze; all this exacerbates the heat issue.
HOWEVER, one can always find A/C nearby, in a bar, a restaurant, a hotel room, a shopping centre, or barring access to A/C, a fan ameliorates the heat.
I wear light cotton t-shirt and shorts, sandals and a large hat most of the time.
I try not to go out in the noon day sun…
My walks to the market, or to a restaurant, or for a massage are planned for early morning or after the sun sets.
I forgot to mention taking a dip in a pool!
A course near Cha Am, in February.
Cha Am is a seaside city, SW of Bangkok.
I, once in a while, head south of Bangkok to the seaside resort of Hua Hin. While the climate is quite hot here, the sea breeze from the Gulf of Thailand makes it bearable. My condo was on the 7th floor with doors to the east and west... a great breeze pretty well all day.
Doi Suthep after a rain.
My Chiang Mai condo is right beside the moat that surrounds the old city of Chiang Mai, with this great view to the west.
I really enjoy the climate of Chiang Mai, for it's considerably cooler than that of Bangkok and the south. The city is at a higher altitude, and that moderates the heat.