is best described as a tropical monsoon country with a dry season
averaging between November to April, although there is some regional
variation in this. The bulk of the rainfall is between May and October
with most of the country receiving between 1000 and 2000 millimetres
of rain anually; the southeast and eastern side of the southern
peninsula receive considerably more.
are generally high, 25-28 degrees celcius, with day-time temperatures
almost constantly above 30 degrees celcius, sometimes reaching 40
inland. Night-time temperatures can get rather low, particularly
in high areas and even in bangkok there is often a cool period in
December and January when it can be chilly in the morning, but by
about 9am it is normally very hot once again. Northern regions sometimes
experience very cool periods in December/January and most Thais
will often tell visitors about the one time, ages ago, when it actually
snowed somewhere in the northeast.