Pattaya, like other regions of Thailand, has tropical weather which could be segregated into three seasons. For most part of the year, climate is hot and humid and it gets tough for the foreign tourists and locals alike to come out in the open under the sun.
Tourist Season in Pattaya
Tourist season in Pattaya falls from November to February. Most
international tourists in Pattaya come to Pattaya during these months.
This is the tourist season in Pattaya because foreign tourists feel
comfortable in warm and dry climate.
Monsoon Rain in Pattaya
Pattaya receives rainfall between May to October. Rainfall is heavy
although it is for short time. Usually it does not rain more than one
hour in a day. It is rare when rain falls all day and night. Going deep
into the sea in the rainy season could be dangerous for if it starts
raining, you could find it difficult to return to coast.
Avoid Visiting Pattaya in Monsoon
One is advised to avoid visiting Pattaya during the rainy season. You
would have very little to do away from the beaches. Moving around in
rains would also be difficult. You would also not enjoy shopping in
rains. Most shopkeepers in Pattaya are from other regions of Thailand.
During the rainy season, they return to their native places for it is
not the tourist season.
Rain dampens down the heat for a bit, but humidity could become
unpleasant after some time. While temperatures are low (in 30s) in the
rainy season, the humidity factor reaches high level of 90 per cent.
Mosquitoes also cause serious problem. Streets flood during heavy
rainfall and they could take time to clear.
What to Do When It Rains
Your boss is ready to grant you leave between the months of June to
October, and you have no other choice but to visit Pattaya during the
rainy season. Ok. We have some tips for that season too. If you are out
of your hotel and it starts raining, just stop wherever you are. At
theatre, cinema hall, club
whatever it is. Even the locals don't
try to brave torrential rains. Just wait for the clouds to leave. When
the rain has stopped, come out and restart whatever you were doing.