Low Season - High Season - Peak Season
High Season is from November until May, when the seas are calm and it's sunny most of the time. Daily ferries connect Koh Lipe to several destinations. From December until February is considered Peak Season: most places fill up quickly and reservations are recommended. During the weeks around Christmas and New Year reservations are absolutely essential as most places are fully booked months in advance.
From May to November is Low Season, or as the locals like to call it: Green Season. Most small places will close down but the bigger places stay open all year. There are daily ferries from Pak Barra only. Although the seas tend to be a bit rougher, and it definitely rains regularly, there is still plenty of sunshine and nice weather too. It's a great time to visit: you will have the beach to your self and the places that are open offer up to 50% discount on their normal rates. Low Season is also great for snorkeling as the visibility is usually a lot better.
The weather in Thailand is classified as hot and humid, with a long monsoon season. Thailand has three official seasons - hot, cool, and wet.
The hot season runs from March through to June, with April and May the hottest months of the year.
The monsoon season usually is accompanied by heavy rain.. This season may start earlier than years before-- as early as April or May, although it officially begins in June and runs as late as October, when the temperatures begin to cool slightly... The rain isn't constant in the early months of the period as It will rain for one or two hours, and then dry out. But it can rain torrents when it does rain. Be aware that late in the monsoon season is when the rains are at their heaviest and most persistant, and flash flooding can occur. Carry an umbrella or raincoat, and you can still enjoy a great vacation in the Thai rainy season. In the south, (including the Amdaman islands), the rains don't end until late November.
The cool season normally runs from November thru February and will still feel hot to most visitors, but much of the country does experience a short cold snap for a week or so in December, especially in the north and notheast where it can get quite chilly.
Whenever you’re visiting be sure to bring plenty of breathable and light clothes, and a lot of good sunscreen. The sun can be quite intense. But at least there is typically a lot of it to enjoy!
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