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

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

When to go to Mae Sot, Thailand

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

What to wear/what to pack for Mae Sot, Thailand by month

January

If you visit Mae Sot during January, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Mae Sot during February, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Mae Sot in March, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Mae Sot during April, you are likely to find that it is unbearably hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May for Mae Sot is sizzling. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Mae Sot is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Mae Sot is extremely warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Mae Sot, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Mae Sot is hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Mae Sot, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Mae Sot in September, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Mae Sot during October, you are likely to find that it is really 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).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Mae Sot is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Mae Sot in December, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Mae Sot, Thailand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mae Sot, 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 Mae Sot
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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