Khao Lak is a seaside resort situated in the Takua Pa district in the Phang NgaProvince in the country of Thailand which is 100km north of Phuket. The currency in Thailand is baht. The weather is warm throughout the year.This is a great location for families with or without children who want to enjoy the weather and the activities which Khao Lak has to offer.There is the beautiful and peaceful Khao Lak beach with its golden sand and various attractions / activities on offer such as excursions to fishing villages, coral reefs, islands, waterfalls, caves and a nearby jungle.You might want to visit the national park or other local beaches. Khao Lak mainly caters for families and people who need rest and recuperation; it is not a lively town and its name is derived from the National Park ‘Khao Lak-Lam Ru’.
Khao Lak, Thailand.
Unfortunately in 2004 the devastating affects of the tsunami (Indian Ocean earthquake) hit this town, when the devastating wave hit nearly all coastal towns.Most coastal resorts were demolished or extremely damaged with huge loss of life which was a massive hit to the local economy and at the time Khao Lak was one of Thailand’s fastest growing tourist destinations which was dramatically hit.Khao Lak has now recovered from the devastating affects of this natural disaster and its tourism is blooming again.
You can look at the weather averageswhich provide a weather forecast to give you a good idea of the weather for the time when you are planning your holiday. There are 3 main seasons, wet season, dry season and the hot season.The average monthly temperatures for each season are as follows:
Wet season – May to October
In the wet season the highest average daytime temperature is 320C and the lowest average evening temperature is 240C.The months of June to August are milder with heat remaining between rainfalls. By the end of August to September the wet monsoon increases with heavier downpours but still remaining are the sunny intervals between.During this season Khao Lak has an average of 20 sunny days per month, winds are more likely and people are restricted from some beaches.
Dry season – November to February
In summer the highest average daytime temperature is 340C and the lowest average evening temperature is 230C.The most popular time to visit is from November through to March with the temperature being slightly higher and rain considerably less.The tourist season starts in November and lasts through to January.The resort is normally quieter from February to April and the sea is calmer.In this season there is an average of 26 sunny days each month.
Hot season – March to May
The hottest months are normally during April and May, with temperaturesreaching averages highs of 340C and average lows of 230C with wet thundery showers.In these months temperatures and humidity are usually high with frequent short thundery showers.