Lak Weather and Climate Information
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
weather charts, weather histories and more.
Even daily weather commentaries from a local
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.
While Khao Lak itself has no formal weather
stations, we can get a good
estimate of the local weather by checking
the current weather and five-day forecast
Takuapa at Weather Underground 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.
Click on the satellite map below to see the
current image of the weather in the
region. The Khao Lak area will be near
the top of the bottom left quadrant of the
image - slightly above the elbow of the
peninsula. The image is updated every few
Here is the current weather at Phuket