In every travel, weather is a primary consideration
It is important to know the weather condition in the
place you are visiting, especially at the time of
your arrival and the duration of your stay.
This will determine the kind of clothes and other
things that you need to pack in your bag.
So, better check weather reports on TV or online
news before you travel, especially if it’s rainy
season in your place of destination.
In Thailand, rainy season runs from May through
November. During these months,
travelers need to prepare to get wet and wild, so to speak.
Contrary to popular beliefs, it doesn’t rain all day in
Thailand during rainy season.
The usual rainy
day starts with a dry morning succeeded by a
slightly rainy afternoon. Then expect heavy rainfall
at night. Rainfall in
Thailand varies from region to region and differs
from year to year. Rainy season in some areas in
Thailand start early and some end later than others.
In fact, some
regions even remain almost rain-free. However, there
are also regions that suffer terrible flooding.
violent winds and sometimes even hail hit some
So it is important to always prepare for
Pack your bag
with cotton clothes that are easy to dry and rubber
slippers in case you need to thread flooded streets.
Bring waterproof packets to protect your travel
documents such as plane tickets, passports, and
money or travelers checks.
This will also come in
handy for your electric gadgets such as mobile phones, PDAs,
laptops or MP3s.
It is also better
to keep your travel plans as flexible as possible
because you’ll surely experience transportation
delays or interruptions in your planned activities.
If you have
outdoor activities, be sure to have a plan B such as
alternative indoor activity.
You might as well
be prepared to be stranded in restaurants after
dining or in bus stations in case it gets flooded.
transportation problems encountered during rainy
season in Thailand are unpleasant ferry ride with
the rough seas, uncomfortable public transportation,
slippery roads and sometimes zero visibility while
But rainy season in Thailand is not all negative vibes, it
also has some advantages. You can enjoy the fresher and
cooler atmosphere better since there will be fewer tourists
during this season. The surroundings become vibrant with
lush plants and flowers. Also, during rainy season, you may
find it easy to bargain for cheaper accommodations.