Central Isaan, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Central Isaan, Thailand? If you're planning to go to Central Isaan, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Central Isaan, Thailand

Based on the climate and weather in Central Isaan, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Central Isaan, Thailand by month

January

January in this region can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

February

If you visit Central Isaan during February, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

March

March here is a scorcher and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Tank tops

April

April here is unbearably hot. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Tank tops

May

If you visit Central Isaan during May, you are likely to find that it can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts

June

If you visit Central Isaan during June, you are likely to find that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

July

In July, Central Isaan can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Central Isaan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

August in Central Isaan is really hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals

September

In September, Central Isaan can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Central Isaan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

October

If you are traveling to Central Isaan in October, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

November

Traveling to Central Isaan in November, you will notice that it can be very hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

December

Traveling to Central Isaan in December, you will notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Central Isaan, Thailand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Central Isaan, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B, C and O
  • A SIM card that works in Central Isaan

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