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

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

When to go to Khao Lak, Thailand

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

What to wear/what to pack for Khao Lak, Thailand by month

January

January in Khao Lak is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Khao Lak during February, you are likely to find that it is a scorcher and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Khao Lak during March, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Khao Lak is unbearably hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 90s F (mid 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Khao Lak, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Khao Lak in May, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Khao Lak in June, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Khao Lak during July, 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 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:

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

August

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

September

If you are traveling to Khao Lak in September, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Khao Lak is extremely hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Khao Lak, with most of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Khao Lak can be sweltering. 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:

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

December

If you are traveling to Khao Lak in December, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Khao Lak, Thailand

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

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