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

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

When to go to Pai, Thailand

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

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

January

January is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Pai during February, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Pai is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Pai in April, you will notice that it is blindingly hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Pai is sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Pai can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and regularly 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 Pai, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Pai during August, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Pai is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. 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:

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

October

October in Pai is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Pai 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:

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

December

If you vacation in Pai during December, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Pai, 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 Pai
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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