Chiang Mai in late May/early June?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Apr 17, 2012 1:24 AM Last Post By: Captain_Bob
Apr 15, 2012 1:11 PM
Chiang Mai in late May/early June?Hello all, my fiance and I are heading to Thailand in late May and staying through mid June for our honeymoon. We know that this is the hot season in Chiang Mai and not the ideal time to visit Northern Thailand, but we are prepared to deal with some heat and rain to be able to experience this part of the country. We've read the guidebooks' references to the "fire season," and we're curious whether this "fire season" occurs every year and if it's definitely a reason to avoid Chiang Mai and the surrounding areas in the late May/early June timeframe.
If you have been to Chiang Mai in late May/early June, we'd appreciate any input you may have regarding the weather and "fire season" that time of year
Thanks in advance for your help!
Apr 15, 2012 4:14 PM
Apr 15, 2012 8:57 PM
2Yup, skies are clear now, "fire season" (time to avoid the north) is more like mid-Feb til late March. It's still hot (38C/100F highs every day lately) but at least the haze is gone. We've had a couple decent rains but yet to see the start of actual rainy season, that's usually more like June and even then it rarely rains all day usually a late-day thundershower (which is actually a welcome relief). Come on up.
Apr 16, 2012 1:10 AM
Apr 16, 2012 2:27 AM
Apr 16, 2012 2:47 AM
5We were in Chiang Mai in late May last year. It wasn't that hot and we were only inconvenienced one evening by the rain - the drains blocked and flooded one end of the soi, so we had to walk the other way once the rain lightened a bit.
It was lovely and cool in the hills too (around Nan /Loei) - mid to late 20s cool, I mean. They have fires in December it gets that cool then!
Apr 16, 2012 2:54 AM
Apr 17, 2012 1:24 AM
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