Thailand in July: Weather, Tips & Lusher Foliage


A holiday in Thailand in July will make you experience a lot of rainstorms due to the southwest monsoon. But visitors who take a chance will be rewarded with fewer tourists, off-season discounts, and a lusher, more alive landscape. The best time to see the country's biggest cities' cultural attractions is right now. Of course, you can always head to the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, where the weather is comparatively sunnier and the beaches are picture-perfect.

Thailand Weather in July

Exotic tropical beach with pleasant weather in Ko Tao in Thailand
If you are a beach lover, you will love the weather in Ko Tao in Thailand during July.

The beauty of Thailand's weather in July is that while you are bound to encounter rain or thunderstorms in most places, they are usually short and followed by extended bouts of sunshine. The average temperature in Thailand in July ranges from 26 °C to 33 °C. Downpours are more frequent on the Andaman Coast, while the Gulf of Thailand tends to be drier. Beachgoers can find better weather in Ko Samui, Ko Tao, Ko Pha Ngan, and Ko Samet.

For a seasonal overview, check out our article on the best time to visit Thailand.

Weather in Thailand in July - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)323334353433333332323131
Avg Nightly (°C)212325262626262625252421
Avg Daily (°F)89.691.493.29593.291.491.491.489.689.687.887.8
Avg Nightly (°F)69.873.47778.878.878.878.878.8777775.269.8
Avg Rainfall (mm)1010501101801801801702201904010

Why Visit Thailand in July

A wooden boat on a pleasant weather in Ko Pha Ngan beach in July.
Enjoy the beach in Ko Pha Ngan while the warm weather lasts in July.
Haew Narok waterfall in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand.
The Khao Yai jungles are lusher and more colorful as a result of the persistent rain during July.

If your account for the rainfall and plan your trip accordingly, you can have an enjoyable holiday in Thailand even in the rainy month of July. Here are some of the reasons why you should visit Thailand in July:

  • Lusher foliage: The constant downpour makes the jungles of Nan, Khao Yai, and Umphang lusher more vibrant. Now is the perfect time to pick rainy season fruits like mangosteen and durian, while enjoying the picturesque views of the Thai countryside.
  • Festivals: Celebrate Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent) with candle processions or watch one of Asia’s best regattas in Phuket Yachting Race Week. The month of July is filled with events and festivals.
  • Gulf coast exploration: The Gulf Coast of Thailand sees the least rain in July, and with fewer crowds and warm weather, consider visiting the beaches of Koh Tao, Ko Samui, and Ko Pha Ngan.
  • Fewer crowds: The main draw of visiting Thailand in July is fewer tourists. As the rain-averse crowds tend to stay away, the country’s top destinations become ripe for exploration. Now is an exceptional time to visit Thailand’s beautiful coasts and northern provinces.
  • Affordable prices: With fewer crowds in July, airfare, hotels, and tour agencies drop their prices to attract visitors. If you are a budget traveler looking for the best time to visit Thailand, July is a great month to consider.

Where to Go and What to Do

Wat Phraw, the Temple of Emerald Buddha at cloudy blue sky during July.
Wat Phra Kaew is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand and includes a variety of buildings within the precincts of the Grand Palace.

You will find plenty of things to do in Thailand in July, even when the rain threatens to thwart your plans. With its stunning seascapes, high-end resorts, and palm-fringed beaches, visit Koh Samui which is eternally beautiful, even with occasional evening showers. In July, Hua Hin also holds its own with its cultural attractions and some of the driest beaches.

The best places to visit in Thailand are often its cities. To enjoy sightseeing and cultural tours, look no further than Bangkok, the capital city. Visit the lavish Grand Palace or see the iconic giant Buddha in Wat Pho.

For a peaceful and enjoyable beach holiday, head to Pattaya on the eastern Gulf coast. It is incredibly stunning this month, and with fewer rain showers and fewer crowds, you can explore its gorgeous beaches at your own leisurely pace. The city is also famous for its nightlife. For a wildlife adventure, head north to Chiang Rai's Elephant Valley, where you can spot these majestic mammals in their natural habitat.

What to Bring

Woman traveler enjoying the view of Ko Tao from the top.
Due to the possibility of heat and humidity in July, pack lightweight, breathable, and quick-drying clothing.

With rain always threatening to get you wet, you will want to focus on clothes best suited for the monsoon season. Pack lightweight, breathable, and easy-to-dry clothing, as July, can get hot and humid. Bring rain-friendly footwear and an umbrella. More rain equals more breeding grounds for pesky mosquitoes, so add insect repellant to your packing list as well.

Despite July being a rainy month in Thailand, you will find the off-season discounts, fewer crowds, and lusher foliage too hard to pass up. Besides, several regions in the country are comparatively drier around this time. You could focus your travels on the drier parts of Thailand in July to have an excellent holiday.

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