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

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

When to go to Karon, Thailand

Based on the climate and weather in Karon, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Karon, Thailand by month

January

If you are traveling to Karon in January, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

February

February for Karon can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses

March

March in Karon can be sizzling. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light shorts

April

Traveling to Karon in April, you will notice that it is sizzling and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

May

May here can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella

June

If you vacation in Karon during June, you are likely to find that it can be very 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 between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

July

July for Karon can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sandals

August

If you vacation in Karon during August, 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 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% 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:

  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella

September

September in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

October

In October, Karon is really 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 Karon, with most of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts

November

If you visit Karon during November, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

December

December in Karon is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Karon, Thailand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Karon, 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 Karon
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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