Khao Lak Weather and Climate Information
What’s Khao Lak’s weather like?
You’ll hear everything from “No problem, come on over” to “It rained for days!”
This is the place to get the scoop on Khao Lak’s weather – from opinion to links to government weather charts and more. Good objective factual weather information is here to help you make your travel plans.
The short story is that Khao Lak has a fairly typical tropical weather pattern. Two seasons really, a hot season, which is fairly dry – and a rainy season, which is a little cooler. Rainy season can be quite nice as it cools the weather down a little. The rain will rarely change your daily plans. Typically, there is a good afternoon thundershower (20-60 minutes) and a good hard rain in the middle of the night. But, Khao Lak does get the occasional 2-3 day storm that you might not enjoy if it is in the middle of your vacation.
Click on the the satellite weather image below to go to the official Thailand government weather page for the Phang Nga province area Takuapa – in English. It offers a seven day forecast and a three week forecast for local weather.
Khao Lak Weather Link for the above image
While Khao Lak itself has no formal weather stations, we can get a good estimates of the local weather by checking the current weather and five-day forecast for Takuapa at the govenment site and other information for the Phuket area. Takuapa is about 30 minutes drive north of Khao Lak. Most Phuket weather information will come from the airport (see current info below) about 55 minutes drive south of Khao Lak.
Check the data chart below for up to the minute weather at Phuket Airport. This is about a 45 minute drive up to Khao Lak, so the weather is essentially the same.
This continuous weather update at the airport will give you a good overview of the weather currently and over the past 24 hours in the Khao Lak area.