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

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

When to go to Southern Isaan, Thailand

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

What to wear/what to pack for Southern Isaan, Thailand by month

January

Traveling to Southern Isaan in January, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Southern Isaan in February, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Southern Isaan in March, you will notice that it is sweltering. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Southern Isaan during April, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (mid 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 occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Southern Isaan can be excruciatingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Southern Isaan is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. 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:

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

July

July here is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Southern Isaan can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 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 Southern Isaan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Southern Isaan in September, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you go to Southern Isaan in October, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Southern Isaan is consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Southern Isaan is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Southern Isaan, Thailand

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

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