Krabi Weather July Averages, Thailand
What's the Weather like in Krabi in July
The weather in Krabi, Thailand remains almost entirely constant throughout the month in July. At this time of year, the average temperature for the month begins at 28°C (made up of highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C) and drops down to 27.5°C (highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C) by the beginning of the month, before rising back up to 28°C (highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C) by the end of the month.
Even though it only happens on an average of 10% of days, temperatures have been known to exceed 32°C and drop below 23°C at this time of year in Krabi. The highest temperature which has ever been recorded in the province in July is 38°C, whilst the lowest temperature that has ever been registered here during this month is 22°C.
With average temperatures as hot as these, Krabi in July is best suited to travellers who love the heat and sunshine. If you're not comfortable with hot temperatures but are determined to visit Krabi, then you'll be more suited to Krabi in January, when the temperatures are at their coldest. Whichever month you decide to visit Krabi, you'll need to make sure you pack plenty of light and airy clothing, plus sunglasses, hats and suntan cream to avoid sunburn and heatstroke.
Throughout the month, Krabi receives an average of 216mm/9 inches of rainfall spread out over 15 rainy days that's about the same as in June. The probability of rainfall making an appearance in Krabi during July starts off at 53% on July 1st, falls down to 49% on July 11th, drops again to 47% by July 20th and rises up to 50% by July 31st, making the middle of the month the best time to visit if you want to avoid a shower. The most common forms of precipitation you can expect to see in Krabi this month are light rain (33%), thunderstorms (32%) and moderate rain (26%).
Over the course of July, Krabi boasts an average seven hours of sunshine each day, alongside median cloud cover of 78% (partly cloudy) which hardly varies at all throughout the month. This amount of sunshine and overcast skies means that although Krabi might be warm when you're there, it will probably be too cloudy to work on your tan.
The average sea temperature for Krabi stays consistently warm throughout the year. In July, it's 30°C that's the same as last month which is definitely warm enough to go swimming, whether or not the sky is clear.
Thanks to its tropical climate, Krabi remains humid all-year-round. In July, the relative humidity for the province fluctuates between 63% (mildly humid) and 93% (very humid), almost never falling below 56% (mildly humid) or reaching as high as 99% (very humid). The air tends to be at its driest around July 31st, when the relative humidity falls below 67% (mildly humid) three days out of every four, whilst it's at its most humid around July 20th, when it rises above 91% (very humid) three days out of every four.
Krabi experiences virtually no strong winds at all in July. During this month, typical wind speeds range between 0 m/s (calm) and 5 m/s (gentle breeze), rarely going above 7 m/s (moderate breeze). The highest average wind speed of 2 m/s (light breeze) occurs around July 17th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 4 m/s (gentle breeze), whilst the lowest average wind speed of 1 m/s (light breeze) happens around July 20th, when the average daily maximum is 4 m/s.
Krabi Hotels in July
For a luxury boutique hotel in Krabi, take a look at Phu Petra. Located in Ao Nang, this four-star hotel enjoys fantastic beach and mountains views, plus natural, green surroundings, making it the perfect peaceful retreat. Guests can choose between 25 authentic Thai villas, many of which are located with direct access to the swimming pool. Onsite services and facilities include a restaurant which serves Thai and international cuisine, lounge which serves soft drinks and snacks, free shuttle service to Ao Nang beach, mini market, open-air massage parlour, WiFi access and Thai cooking classes.
If you'd rather stay at a spa hotel in Krabi, consider Peace Laguna Resort & Spa. Also found in Ao Nang, just a short walk away from the local beach, this resort boasts a fantastic location, surrounded by tall cliffs and encircling a natural lagoon. Cottages and rooms are available to guests, each of which comes complete with air conditioning and WiFi access. There are three different swimming pools onsite, library, kids' club and all-day restaurant which serves international cuisine. The onsite spa is the highlight of the resort and is made up of fitness centre, massage salon and beauty therapy room.
When it comes to a small and intimate resort in Krabi, it's tough to beat Duangjai Resort. Located in Ao Nang, just 500m from the beach and 30 minutes from the airport, this resort is made up of 20 deluxe rooms and one suite, which means there are never more than 42 guests onsite at one time. Each of the rooms is simply decorated in a modern style and comes with coffee making facilities and air conditioning. There is a handful of services and facilities onsite, including swimming pool, kids' pool, Jacuzzi, high-speed WiFi access, open-air Thai massage salon and bar/restaurant.
Aonang Princeville Resort is another top pick for those who want an exclusive and private hotel in Krabi. Boasting a beachfront location with fantastic sea views, this resort is made up of double rooms, triple rooms, family rooms and honeymoon suites, each of which comes with a sea or garden view and free WiFi access. There are some onsite amenities, such as halal restaurant, swimming pool and solarium, but if you'd like to do something a bit more adventurous, there are plenty of excursions you can book at reception.
Krabi Beach for July
Koh Poda beach is one of the most popular in Krabi, thanks to its picture-perfect beauty. Here you'll find soft white sands stretching on for several kilometres, providing children with plenty of space to play and adults with more than enough room to relax. The clean and clear waters are always incredibly calm, making them perfect for swimming, whilst the incredible clarity makes the sea here ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. There are also several small boats moored off the shore which will take you on excursions.
The beach at Ko Paid (sometimes known as Bamboo Island) is located on the uninhabited island of the same name. Since no one lives here, the beach on this island is entirely unspoilt and very quiet so quiet you'll often have the whole place to yourself. The soft, white sands provide the ideal conditions for sunbathing, whilst the remarkably clear and warm waters are great for snorkelling. You can catch a long tail boat from many of the other islands within the Krabi province to visit the beach. If the beach the boat pulls up on is crowded with tourists, you can explore the island and discover a quieter, more remote beach elsewhere on the island.
Neither of these beaches provide visitors with parasols or sun loungers, so you'll have to bring your own if you think you'll need them.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're struggling to find some gluten-free food and drink in Krabi, pop into Diver's Inn Steakhouse and Restaurant. Located in Ao Nang and open from 11am until 11pm every day, this restaurant specialises in 120 day-aged grain-fed Australian beef steaks, alongside a variety of duck, pork, chicken, seafood and Thai dishes, too. The restaurant recently added a number of gluten-free main meals, desserts and beer, for those who can't tolerate gluten.
For a true taste of local cuisine, consider dining at Ton-Ma-Yom Restaurant. Situated in Ao Nang and open from 8am until 2pm and again from 5pm until 9.30pm, this eatery is off the main streets and provides a very quiet place to enjoy a meal which is typically made to locals' tastes, unlike many other restaurants which claim to be authentic Thai, but tailor their flavours to the western palate. This restaurant fills up very quickly, so it's best to book in advance if you don't want to be disappointed.
When it comes to live cabaret in Krabi, it's tough to beat the Blue Dragon on the third floor at Centre Point. Shows take place twice each night once from 9pm until 10pm and again from 11pm until midnight and are performed by Thailand's infamous glamorous lady boys who lip synch to various popular tunes. Unlike you might imagine, the Blue Dragon isn't sleazy in the slightest it's clean and comfortable making for a fun night out, whatever your age.
Luna Beach Bar is one of the best beachfront bars on Noppharat Thara Beach. Open every day from midday until 2am, this bar is known for its open-air dance floor which is located on the beach. If you're not up for a dance, there are several comfy sofas where you can relax and enjoy the sea views with a drink in your hand. Sadly, the food does not come highly recommended here, so you're best off just having a drink here and eating elsewhere.
Things to do in Krabi in July
For a daring show unlike any other, stop by the Snake Show in Ao Nang. Shows run between 9am and 5pm and there are no set times for performances the show will take place whenever you show up. Before the show begins, visitors are encouraged to wander around the venue and admire the various snakes, lizards and turtles on display. After exploring, the show begins with a selection of pythons, vipers, cobras, rattle snakes and racers taking centre stage, alongside brave Thai locals who act out incredible stunts with the snakes. No snakes have had their fans or venom removed, so it really is as dangerous as it looks.
If you're up for a short tour, consider visiting Koh Pan Yi, the floating Muslim village. This floating village is packed with attractions, including restaurants serving fresh seafood, bars serving local beer, souvenir shops selling artisan handicrafts and traditional mosque. A few hours wandering around this village is a great way to experience the local culture and see how people really live away from the tourist resorts. The village is very small, so a couple of hours will give you plenty of time to see everything there is to see.
When it comes to rock climbing in Krabi, you can't beat Real Rocks Climbing Railay. Located on East Railay Beach, this rock climbing academy offers half-day rock climbing, full-day rock climbing, three-day climbing courses, deep water free climbing and climbing and caving tours for families. Climbing courses with private guides are also available, ranging from basic climbing courses to beginner abseiling and advanced lead climbing, all of which take place over several days.