Despite May being quite a fickle month for Thailand in terms of weather, there are many opportunities for a full resort vacation.
In virtually all the resort towns the air temperature does not drop below 28 – 29 degrees, and sometimes it is consistently over 40. The sea temperature +27 – +29.
However, May can also see some rainy conditions. It should be noted that in the north it rains considerably less than in the south. If we analyze the weather conditions, precipitation levels increased only from the third decade towards the end of month and their duration can be up to 3-4 hours a day. During this time of year, rainfall usually happens at night.
Weather in Pattaya in May
Pattaya is a perfect holiday destination in May due to the beach and available activities . During this period, the resort temperature warms up to +33 – +38, the sea has relatively calm waves and there are no jellyfish. In Pattaya is usually unpredictable and does not last more than one hour. If you plan to visit Pattaya in May, be sure to take an umbrella and sunscreen.
Weather in Phuket in May
Things are different in the southern region as rainfall is often and the sea is rough, there can also be a lot of jellyfish. But even this factor does not stop fans of Phuket, as it is always possible to spend time by the pool or doing water sports. May is considered a good month for surfing, kiting and windsurfing. During this period, there are enough good waves and strong wind. But fans of diving and snorkelling in this period are not lucky.
Weather at Koh Samui in May
Despite the fact that the rain in Samui is normal during the whole year, the temperature remains at 33 – 35 degrees. Many have noted that the rainy season in May is not as bad in Samui in comparison to other areas. But the biggest problem is that it quite strongly ebbs during this period, and thus swim in the sea at some beaches will be problematic. Since this is the tropics, the weather is unpredictable, so you need to be ready for anything.
It is worth noting that avid fans of Thai holidays should not deny themselves the pleasure of spending time here in May. However, knowing what the weather will be like in advance will help your trip.