Krabi Weather February Averages, Thailand
What's the Weather like in Krabi in February
The weather in Krabi, Thailand begins to get slightly warmer in February. At the beginning of the month, the average temperature starts off at 27.5°C (created by highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C) and gradually rises up to 28.5°C (highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C) by the end of the month.
Although it only happens on an average of once every ten days, temperatures have been known to rise above 34°C and drop below 21°C in Krabi in February. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the province at this time of year is 37°C, whilst the lowest temperature ever recorded in the area during this month is 21°C.
Whilst temperatures hardly vary at all throughout the year in Krabi, February, alongside March, is usually the hottest month. With this in mind, travellers who aren't keen on high temperatures are better off visiting during a different month, when the temperatures are cooler. Whichever time of year to decide to visit Krabi, make sure you've got plenty of light and airy clothing packed, plus more than enough suntan cream in order to protect yourself from the strong sun.
Throughout February, Krabi is subject to only 19mm/1 inch of rainfall divided over two wet days, making it the driest month of the year. The likelihood of precipitation making an appearance during this month starts off at 31% on February 1st and slowly rises up to 33% by February 10th, 35% by February 20th and 41% by February 29th, which makes the start of the month the best time to visit if you want to avoid a shower. The most common types of precipitation you can expect to see in the province at this time of year are light rain (48%), thunderstorms (38%) and moderate rain (12%).
Across the month, Krabi boasts an average of nine hours of sunshine each day, alongside median cloud cover of 54% (partly cloudy) which hardly varies throughout the month. The sky is usually at its clearest between February 11th and February 20th, when the median cloud cover is 54%. On the other hand, the sky is usually at its cloudiest around February 1st, when the median cloud cover is 60%.If you plan on spending a lot of your holiday in Krabi sunbathing, you'll be slightly better off visiting at the start of the month.
Just like how the average temperature in Krabi rarely changes, the average sea temperature also hardly varies throughout the year. In February, it's 29°C that's 1°C higher than in January which is perfectly warm enough to go swimming, whether or not the sky is clear.
Because of its tropical climate, Krabi remains humid throughout the year. In February, the relative humidity fluctuates between 43% (comfortable) and 92% (very humid), rarely reaching 98% (very humid) or falling below 36% (comfortable). The air is most often at its driest around February 13th, when the relative humidity drops below 46% (mildly humid) three days out of every four, whilst the air tends to be at its most humid around February 29th, when it rises above 89% (very humid) three days out of every four.
Krabi hardly ever experiences any strong winds in February. At this time of year, typical wind speeds range between 1 m/s (light air) and 5 m/s (moderate breeze), rarely going over 7 m/s (moderate breeze). The highest average wind speed of 3 m/s (light breeze) happens around February 2nd, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 5 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 2 m/s (light breeze) happens around February 29th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 5 m/s.
Krabi Hotels in February
Beyond Resort Krabi is perfect for adults looking for a romantic hotel on the beach. Located on the secluded Klong Muang beach, this hotel provides guests with lots of sporting opportunities, from hiking and rock climbing to scuba diving and snorkelling. Boats are also provided from the nearby beach to transport guests to other islands and beaches. Accommodation is provided in the form of villas and suites, each of which features complimentary breakfast, round airport transfer and free daily minibar refill.
If you'd rather stay close to Railay beach, consider booking a room at Sunrise Tropical Resort. Situated only five minutes away from Railay East beach and 15 minutes away from Phra Nang beach, this hotel can only be reached by boat, giving it a private and exclusive feel. The accommodation has been inspired by northern Thai homes and comes in the form of 28 villas, each of which has air conditioning and satellite TV. The onsite restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves Thai, American and European dishes.
For a luxury hotel with a spa, take a look at Bhu Nga Thani. Set right on Railay beach, this hotel is lined by limestone cliffs and mangrove forest, making it a hidden paradise. The onsite spa offers steam rooms, Thai massages, body scrubs and wraps across single and double treatment rooms. In addition to the spa, the resort also boasts an al fresco restaurant which serves a buffet for breakfast and a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, with imported steaks and seafood. Guests can choose between three deluxe rooms and two villas, each of which features private bathroom with rain shower.
The four-star Anyavee Tubkaek Beach Resort is another popular spa hotel in Krabi. Located directly on Tubkaak Beach, the resort offers an eco-friendly design and a spa which provides guests with herbal drinks, foot cleansing rituals, massages, scrubs and wraps. The onsite rooftop restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating and serves up Asian and Western cuisine (ecological and vegetarian options are also available) for breakfast lunch and dinner, with a live band playing every night. Accommodation is provided in the form of rooms and villas, many of which come with their own swimming pool, Jacuzzi or sea views.
Krabi Beach for February
Railay Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Ao Phra Nang, just south of Ao Nang. This beach is only accessible via boat ride, making it great for those in search of a remote, secluded beach. The long white sandy beach is flanked by tall limestone cliffs on either side which give some shade from the sun and provide rock climbers with hours of entertainment. For those who aren't keen on heights, the calm shallow waters create the ideal conditions for swimming. There is a short promenade lining the beach which offers numerous restaurants and shops, whilst boats moored in the shallow waters will take you to various other Thai islands for a small fee.
Hat Tham Phra Nang beach is similar to Railay Beach, made up of pure white sand, calm shallow waters and shade-providing limestone cliffs. It is also situated in Ao Nang and is just a short distance away from the outer and inner Phra Nang Caves, as well as Phra Nang Lagoon, for those who get bored of sunbathing. As well as being ideal for swimming, the clear waters of Hat Tham Phra Nang beach are also perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling, whilst the flanking cliffs are great for rock climbing and the green surroundings are suitable for rambling.
Neither of these beaches has parasols or sun loungers, so make sure you take your own commodities if you require them.
Bars and Restaurants
For quality Thai food in Krabi, pop into Ao Nang Boat Noodle. Situated close to the Cliff Resort in Ao Nang, this restaurant serves a great selection of Thai dishes, including boat noodles, fried seafood, Thai curries and Pad Thai, although the boat noodle soup is said to be the best dish on the menu. All the meals are cooked in a clean, open kitchen, making it suitable for those concerned about what they eat when abroad.
When it comes to somewhere to eat lunch in Krabi Town, you can't beat Sandwich Me. This small restaurant is open from 10am until 9pm and serves a selection of Thai dishes and fresh smoothies. The owner is also the chef and will happily run through the menu with you, explaining any dishes you aren't certain of, before heading into the open kitchen and cooking them right in front of your eyes.
If you're in the mood for some live music during your stay in Krabi Town, head to Boogie Bar. This bar has a lively, youthful vibe with constant music being played throughout the venue, staff dancing when they aren't serving and a great selection of drinks, including Chang Beer which is buy-one-get-one-free during happy hour. The place really picks up from 10pm onward, when local rock bands take to the stage to play gigs.
Mayrai Station Bar is ideal for tourists visiting the night market in Krabi Town. This bar allows visitors to bring the food they've bought in the nearby market and eat it, as long as they clean up after themselves and order some drinks. Previous diners claim that the food served up by the Mayrai Station Bar isn't up to much, so you probably are better off bringing your own food if you fancy a drink here.
Things to do in Krabi in February
Avid photographers won't want to pass up the chance to visit the Railay beach viewpoint. This viewpoint can be reached by following a steep path which starts half way between Phra Nang beach and East Railey. The 15-20 minute path is very challenging and although there are various ropes along the way which you can use to steady yourself, the trail is only recommended for confident walkers and rock climbers. When you get to the end of the path, you'll be rewarded with incredible panoramic views of the beach below.
For some family-friendly fun in Krabi, stop by Poppy's Minigolf and Kebab Café. Located in Ao Nang, just down the road from the Ao Nang Silver Orchid Resort, this establishment offers a simple nine-hole mini golf course which the kids can amuse themselves with whilst the adults retire to the café for a freshly made kebab and cold drink. There are various meat, fish and vegetarian kebabs on offer, all of which are reasonably priced and cooked to order.
If you're in search of a value-for-money tailor in Krabi, stop by de' Marco Fashions. This shop is located within Ao Nang Resort and provides a vast selection of men and women's clothes, from made-to-measure trousers and skirts to shirts, blouses and full suits. The owner, David, takes true pride in his work and can have your order ready the very next day if necessary. If you're happy with the clothes, you can even purchase more when you get home because of his remarkably cheap prices, many people choose to do just that.