Thailand weather in June

Wondering about the weather in Thailand in June? Read on for a run-down of everything you need to know. Here we cover everything from average air and sea temperatures, to what to expect in terms of costs and crowds, and what to wear. In addition, we share inspirational itinerary suggestions that’ll help you make the most of your trip. 

Is June a good time to visit Thailand?

The weather in Thailand in June is challenging for travellers who choose to visit the country this month. June is the rainy season in Thailand and although it varies from region to region, much of the country experiences heavy rainfall and high humidity. Some islands and coastal areas can be affected by the monsoon, making beach holidays less attractive. 

However, it is possible to visit northern regions such as Chiang Mai at this time, where the rains are not as intense and lush green scenery can be enjoyed. Travellers should be prepared for wet weather, but if you don't mind the occasional downpour and prefer fewer people, June can still offer unique cultural experiences and reduced accommodation prices.

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Inthanon pagoda Chiang Mai, Thailand © Shutterstock

Inthanon Pagoda, Chiang Mai, Thailand @ Shutterstock

Air & sea temperatures in Thailand in June

The weather in Thailand in June is characterised by varying temperatures depending on the region.

Temperatures in Northern Thailand

Daytime temperatures in the north usually range between a comfortable 25-33°C (77-91°F). Evenings can be cooler, providing a pleasant respite from the heat of the day.

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Temperatures in Central Thailand

In the central region, daytime temperatures range between 28-34°C (82-93°F). This is a warm and sometimes humid time to explore the historical and cultural attractions.

Temperatures in Southern Thailand

Warm daytime temperatures of 28 to 34°C (82 to 93°F) are expected in the south. Although this time is great for beach holidays, the rainy season begins in some areas, so occasional showers are possible.

Sea temperatures in Thailand in June

Water temperatures in the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand range from 28-30°C (82-86°F), making it ideal for water sports and swimming.

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Tuk Tuk island, Thailand @ Shutterstock

Can it rain in Thailand in June?

June is the start of the rainy season in many parts of Thailand. Although not all regions receive heavy rainfall, it is common in some areas, especially in the central part of the country. Southern regions, such as the west coast (Andaman Sea) and some islands, also experience increased rainfall. 

Rainfall amounts can vary widely, but intermittent showers, thunderstorms and high humidity can be expected during this month. Despite the rains, Thailand's weather in June still offers a unique experience, and many travellers appreciate the lush, green scenery and fewer tourists during the rainy season. Just be prepared for rainy weather and plan your activities and accommodation accordingly.

What about the crowd & cost?

There are fewer tourists in Thailand in June than during the peak season, so popular tourist spots are less crowded. Beaches, temples and other attractions are likely to be more peaceful and quieter.

In terms of cost, this time of year can be the most budget-friendly option for travellers. Lower demand often results in lower prices for accommodation and excursions. However, it is important to note that some beach resorts and islands may be closed due to the rainy season, so it is advisable to check availability at desired locations.

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Sichang Island, Pattaya, Thailand @ Shutterstock

What to wear in Thailand in June?

When travelling to Thailand in June, your wardrobe should be geared towards keeping you cool and comfortable in the hot and humid weather. Favour lightweight and breathable clothing such as loose cotton or linen shirts and shorts. Don't forget to protect yourself from the intense summer sun with a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. 

For protection from the rain, bring a compact waterproof jacket. Make sure you have swimwear for beach holidays and water activities. If you plan to visit temples or cultural attractions, bring modest clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Also, don't forget mosquito repellent and light outerwear for cooler evenings.

Unforgettable and fully customisable Thailand itineraries

Our tailor-made trip service allows you to fully enjoy the weather in Thailand in June without the planning or hassle. All of our planned itineraries are created by Thailand travel experts and can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

  • Northern Thailand Explored (7 days): Experience the best places to visit in Thailand, from the majestic former capital of Siam at Ayutthaya and the ancient temples and pagodas at Sukhothai to the beautiful green hills of Chiang Mai and the famous Golden Triangle.
  • Family Time in Thailand (15 days): Explore the incredible Bangkok city before heading to the verdant Chiang Mai area to meet elephants in their natural habitat. From here, it’s down to the spectacular beach resort of Khao Lak for complete family relaxation.
  • Unique Thailand (12 days): Discover the hidden treasures of Bangkok, Hua Hin and Chiang Mai. A unique multi-centre trip around Thailand, this is the perfect package for those seeking adventure, culture and an off-the-beaten-track experience.
  • Or discover more Thailand itineraries.
Traveller taking photo in rain forest in Thailand © TZIDO SUN/Shutterstock

Rainforest in Thailand © TZIDO SUN/Shutterstock

What to do in Thailand in June

While going on a trip, one must consider the weather in Thailand in June and the nuances that this month brings. You may also be interested in our list of the best things to do in Thailand at any time of year.

Venture to refreshing waterfalls

In June, Thailand's lush landscapes invite you to visit beautiful waterfalls such as Erawan in Kanchanaburi, where you can refresh yourself surrounded by pristine nature. You can also visit Namuang Falls on Samui Island to savour the beauty of the cascades and take leisurely nature walks to soak in the serenity and stunning greenery of these natural wonders. This is the perfect time to appreciate Thailand's natural beauty and cool off from the tropical heat.

Go firefly watching in Lampu, Amphawa

On June evenings in Amphawa, you can immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Lampu. Join a firefly-watching excursion along the serene Lampu River and be mesmerised by the mesmerising sight of fireflies lighting up the night. This unique experience offers a tranquil yet magical journey into Thailand's beautiful countryside, away from bustling city life, making it a must-visit for nature lovers and those seeking a touch of enchantment.

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Erawan Waterfall, Thailand @ Shutterstock

Trek in in Phu Chi Fah

Discover the hidden treasures of Phu Chi Pha in Thailand's northern region on a fascinating trek through its lush forests. More than just a trek, this unique adventure offers a glimpse into pristine nature and breathtaking panoramic views. 

Participants of the trek can savour the serenity of the surrounding nature and capture stunning moments. This is an extraordinary experience for those who appreciate nature, and it will be an unforgettable addition to your June Thailand itinerary.

Join in the fruit picking in Chanthaburi

Immerse yourself in the orchards of Chanthaburi, famous for its abundance of tropical fruits. Experience the joy of fruit picking as you savour the delicious freshness of juicy fruits picked straight from the trees. 

The Chanthaburi Orchards provide a delightful opportunity to sample a variety of exotic fruits while savouring the natural beauty of the region. Fruit picking here is an authentic and flavourful adventure, making it an original way to spend time in Thailand in June.

Khung kraben Bay, Chanthaburi Thailand © Suwatchai Pluemruetai/Shutterstock

Khung Kraben Bay, Chanthaburi, Thailand © Suwatchai Pluemruetai/Shutterstock

Planning your June trip to Thailand

For more inspiration, discover some of the best things to do in Thailand.

Daunted by the prospect of planning? No problem! Browse our customisable Thailand itineraries, and talk to our local Thailand travel experts.

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Olga Sitnitsa

written by Olga Sitnitsa

updated 29.12.2023

Online editor at Rough Guides, specialising in travel content. Passionate about creating compelling stories and inspiring others to explore the world.

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