Hua hin Weather October Averages, Thailand
What's the weather like in Hua Hin in October
October marks the peak of the wet season and believe us when we say that it does like to go out with a bang.
The average temperature drops by a degree to 28°C (82°F), as does the low end, keeping the nights at 24°C. The hotter days are expected to reach 31°C on average, lower values than the previous month of September.
Humidity goes down to a more comfortable 82% on average, with less oppressive dew points.
There will be up to 7 hours of sunshine, with increased chances of sunny days going up to an encouraging 41%. Chances of cloudy days are reduced to 21% on average, while chances of rain also decrease to 26%.
However, rainfall volume doubles in October, reaching 200mm spread over a cumulated 2 weeks. So expect not just heaps of glorious sunshine, but also heavy cooling showers throughout the month, particularly on the second and third week. This is probably the one time we strongly recommend that you bring an umbrella along with that SPF protection, as sudden onsets might take you by surprise. The weather is somewhat unpredictable in terms of precipitation, but fortunately this part of the Gulf of Thailand does not experience monsoon weather, thus making it a good destination even in October just make sure to check the daily forecast!
Wind speeds are low at 1.5m/s per second, but breezy and cool enough as more northern and north-eastern currents start blowing from the mainland and the upper part of the peninsula. The gorgeous Gulf of Thailand maintains a beautiful 29°C (84°F), with choppy waters and fun tides, perfect for parasailing and windsurfing.
Hua Hin Hotels for October
Rocco Hua Hin Condominium
The Rocco Hua Hin Condominium complex is a good place to try this month. It's a 3-star complex offering studios with a sofa bed for just £35 per night for couples. It's only a 2-min walk from the Kite Boarding Area, which is one of the main fun activities for this time of the year. It features a stunning outdoor swimming pool with a mosaic tile decoration and a fitness centre.
It's also a 5-min walk from the Market Village Shopping Centre and a 15-min walk from the wonderful Night Market. Its rooms are fitted with a balcony, complete with views of the lush mountain jungle or bright city rooftops. They're quite spacious and also come with a flat screen TV, seating lounge area and an en suite bathroom with a walk in shower. There's a convenience store on the ground floor, and great eateries and restaurants are within walking distance from the hotel.
Black Lotus Resort & Spa
The superb 4-star Black Lotus Resort & Spa offers premier and deluxe suites for just £56 per night during October, and it features a 40 yard swimming pool and fully equipped fitness centre. This superb luxury accommodation has spacious villas with modern interiors, inclusive of either a Jacuzzi or a private pool. The suites also come fitted with air conditioning, a flat screen TV, DVD player, seating area with sofas, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area and a private bathroom.
You'll find poolside sun lounger for your comfort and relaxation while basking in the sun, as well as pampering massage treatments at the spa. There's also a free shuttle service to the city centre, Hua Hin Beach and the Clock Tower. The resort is only a 15-min drive away from the Night Market, and a 20-min drive from the amazing Floating Market and Black Mountain Waterpark. The tour desk offers motorbike and car rental services, and you will also have access to the salon and convenience store.
BTC Boutique Resort
The BTC Boutique Resort is another 4-star delight, with studios and villas going for £36 per night. It's a 2.5-hour drive from Bangkok, and its studios and pool villas feature Thai style designs with oriental décor and gorgeous antique Chinese furnishings. Most suites come with their own private pools, as well as beautifully landscaped gardens.
You'll find a flat screen TV, a DVD player, MP3 docking station and plenty of free bottled water for your enjoyment. You can also book in-room massage facilities or visit the nearby golf course. Horse riding sessions are available by the hotel beach and you'll have access to laundry and airport shuttle services. It's a minutes' walk to the amazing Klai Kangwon Palace.
Hua Hin Beaches in October
The superb Laem Sala is only reachable by boat or by foot, but it has to be on your list of beach destinations while you're in Hua Hin. The beach is wide and flat, better for paddling rather than swimming. The waters are deep and quite cool towards the evenings, and the beach is riddled with casuarina pines. You'll find a lovely restaurant, as well as bungalows, a camping area, a picnic shelter and complete facilities nearby. We often like to refer to this as a little corner of genuine Thai paradise.
Bang Pu Village
In order to reach it, you can hire a boat from Bang Pu village for a few Baht, or follow the steep but sturdy and well-built trail of about 200m, which starts from the mainland shore and goes all the way to the Laem Sala islet. These will probably the best spent 20 minutes of your life, walking across a portion of the Gulf of Thailand and taking in the superb marine landscape around you, complete with offshore islands and deep blue waters.
Bars and Restaurants
Saeng Duean Coffee & Restaurant
The lovely Saeng Duean Coffee & Restaurant offers a delightful variety of German, traditional Thai and European dishes. The price range is average and all of their ingredients are responsibly and locally sourced. The staff are super friendly and the drinks are always refreshing. Na Na Place is a favourite among the local, known for its delicious and authentic Thai cuisine, consisting of both traditional and contemporary specialties.
Ye Olde Buffalo Tavern
Ye Olde Buffalo Tavern is a quirky but charming import to Hua Hin, a generously portioned menu awaiting for you at this gastro pub (though more pub than gastro in the evening!). They serve yummy pub grub as a basic, but they also lovingly prepare Thai, classical British and European specialties expect your fish and chips to be exceptionally tasty.
Things to do in Hua Hin in October
On a not so bright and sunny day you can go visit the beautiful and fascinating Baan Silapin. Local artist Tawee Kase-ngam established this artistic collective in a shady grove just 4km west of Th Petkasem. Its galleries and studio spaces showcase the works of 19 artists, you'll find wicked rotating exhibitions here, along with outlying clay huts which shelter playful sculptures. There are also art classes available for both adults and children.
Muay Thai Match
You've not really been to Thailand if you haven't stopped by a local Muay Thai match. Thailand's iconic contact sport is a worldwide culture, and the Grand Plaza organizes Mooay Tai (Thai boxing, Muay Thai) matches every Wednesday and Friday from 9pm. This is not for the squeamish though, but the atmosphere is fiery and vibrant as with any mixed martial arts competition, and local fighters come here to establish themselves as future champions. The Grand Plaza's gym also provides Muay Thai lessons for 300 Baht, and it includes a sauna, yoga classes and a great coffee and protein shake bar.
Kiteboarding Asia is a long-established company which operates 3 beachside shops they rent out kiteboarding equipment and offer introductory and advanced lessons as well. The 3-day introductory course teaches the physical mechanics of this awesome sport. The instructor usually recommends kiteboarding to the newbies when the winds blow from the south-east (January through to March), and the sea is less choppy. October is, in fact, one of the best months for kiteboarding in Thailand, for those with experience and a passion for bolder waves.
The 14th of October marks the end of the Buddhist Lent, a day known as Ork Phansa. The 23rd of October is Chulalongkorn Day, the birthday of one of Thailand's most revered and adored kings, followed by a public holiday on the next day.