Chiang Mai Province, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

Based on the climate and weather in Chiang Mai Province, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Chiang Mai Province, Thailand by month

January

Traveling to Chiang Mai Province in January, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Chiang Mai Province is consistently hot 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:

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

March

If you visit Chiang Mai Province during March, you are likely to find that it is a scorcher and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Chiang Mai Province in April, you will notice that it is a scorcher. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Chiang Mai Province is really hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Chiang Mai Province during June, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Chiang Mai Province during July, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Chiang Mai Province during August, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Chiang Mai Province is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Chiang Mai Province is consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Chiang Mai Province, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in this region is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Chiang Mai Province in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chiang Mai Province, 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 Chiang Mai Province
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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