Krabi Weather October Averages, Thailand
- Temperature 28°C 82°F
- High Temperature 31°C 88°F
- Low Temperature 25°C 77°F
- Day Temperature 27.7°C 82°F
- Night Temperature 26°C 79°F
- Sunshine Hours 6 hours
- Rainfall 298 mm
- Rainfall Days 19 days
- Sea Temperature 29°C 84°F
What's the Weather like in Krabi in October
The temperature and weather in Krabi, Thailand in October are similar to that of September very high temperatures and a high quantity of precipitation. At the start of the month, the average temperature for Krabi is 27°C (create by highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C), rising up to 27.5°C (highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C) by the middle of the month and back down to 27°C (highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C) by the end of the month.
Although it only happens on an average of 10% of days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 32°C and fall below 23°C in the province in October. The highest temperature ever registered in Krabi during this month is 35°C, whilst the lowest temperature ever registered here at this time of year is 20°C.
With average temperatures this hot, only travellers who love the heat and oodles of sunshine should visit Krabi in October. If you're not a fan of the heat but still really want to visit Krabi, you're best off forgetting about October and visiting Krabi during January, when temperatures are usually at their lowest. Whichever month you decide to visit the province, you'll need to pack plenty of light and airy clothing, suntan lotion and some waterproofs if you're planning to visit during a rainy month, such as September or October.
Over the course of October, Krabi receives an average of 298mm/12 inches of rainfall spread out over 19 rainy days, making it the wettest month of the year. The probability of precipitation making an appearance during this month starts off at 62% on October 2nd, dropping down to 57% by October 16th and rising back up to 59% by October 31st, making the middle of the month the best time to visit if you want to avoid rainfall spoiling your holiday. The most common types of rainfall you can expect to experience at this time of year in Krabi are thunderstorms (38%), light rain (32%) and moderate rain (23%).
Across October, Krabi enjoys an average of six hours of sunshine every day that's one hour less each day than in September alongside median cloud cover which ranges between 84% (mostly cloudy) at the beginning of the month and 82% (mostly cloudy) at the end of the month. With such a high amount of cloud coverage, you won't get many totally clear days during your holiday and therefore won't get many opportunities to sunbathe.
The average sea temperature for Krabi stays fairly constant all-year-round. In October, it's 29°C, which is certainly warm enough to enjoy a dip in the sea.
Because of its tropical climate, Krabi is humid throughout the year. In October, the relative humidity for the province falls between 64% (mildly humid) and 95% (very humid), rarely reaching as high as 99% (very humid) or dropping below 57% (mildly humid). The air is usually at its driest around October 17th, when the relative humidity falls below 69% (mildly humid) three days out of every four, whilst it tends to be at its most humid around October 22nd, when it rises above 94% (very humid) three days out of every four.
Krabi experiences hardly any winds at all in October. During this month, typical wind speeds fluctuate between 0 m/s (calm) and 4 m/s (gentle breeze), rarely going over 6 m/s (moderate breeze). The highest average wind speed of 2 m/s (light breeze) occurs around October 31st, when the average daily maximum is 4 m/s, whilst the lowest average wind speed of 1 m/s (light air) happens around October 1st, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 4 m/s.
Krabi Hotels in October
When it comes to a spa hotel in Krabi, Nakamanda Resort & Spa is a top pick. Situated in the unspoilt area of Klong Muang in Krabi, only 40 minutes away from the airport and within easy access of Krabi Town and Ao Nang beach, this resort provides guests with various different villas, some of which come with their own hydropool, Jacuzzi or swimming pool. There is an onsite restaurant which serves Asian and western choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, swimming pool only steps away from the beach, well-equipped fitness centre and free WiFi access. The highlight of the resort is the spa which overlooks the beach and offers individual and couple's massages, body scrubs, body wraps, facials, manicures and pedicures.
For something more budget-friendly, consider Krabi Resort. Located directly on the beach and surrounded by tropical trees and plants, this hotel provides accommodation in the form of 170 rooms, bungalows, suites and villas, each of which has been decorated in a Thai or contemporary style and comes with free drinking water. Free WiFi access is available for guests, plus a large swimming pool, kids' club, fitness centre, restaurant which serves international cuisine and barbecued seafood and two bars with fresh cocktails and spirits. All sorts of excursions can also be booked at reception.
Ananta Burin Resort is another great choice for low-cost accommodation in Krabi. Located on Ao Nang beach, only five minutes away from the sea, this hotel features 75 modern Thai-style rooms available in superior, deluxe pool view and deluxe pool access variations. There is a large swimming pool and kids' pool, pool bar, poolside massage service, Thai and international restaurant and free WiFi access onsite, with more bars, restaurants and shopping opportunities available just a short walk away in Ao Nang.
Sunda Resort is perfect for those who want to be away from it all. The hotel grounds are teeming with exotic flora, including trees bushes and plants, and features a natural river running throughout, giving you plenty of places to enjoy a walk and giving you the feel of staying in a jungle. Accommodation is provided in the form of canal side, pool side and garden view rooms, with connecting rooms available for large groups and families. Facilities onsite include two swimming pools, restaurant, WiFi access, snack bar and shuttle tuk tuk to the beach. Guests can also rent motorbikes from the reception to explore the local area.
Krabi Beach for October
Located within Krabi Town, Ao Nam Mao beach stretches from the south side of Ao Nang up to the Shell Fossil Beach and can be accessed via bus, songthaew, tuk tuk or long tail boat. This beach is one of the most undeveloped ones in the whole of Krabi, with no bars, restaurants or resorts within the immediate area. The only sign of life is a residential development and a few shops which are located back from the beach along the main road. If sunbathing on the golden sands and swimming in the aquamarine waters aren't enough to keep you entertained, horse riding excursions also take place along the beach.
The twin bays of Koh Hong can be reached via a 45-minute ride on a long tail boat or a 20-minute ride on a speedboat and is home to various types of wildlife, including birds, giant monitor lizards and white-faced gibbons, which regularly explore the beach when it's quiet. What makes these bays particularly outstanding are the gigantic rock formations which rise out of the sea and are topped with tropical green plants. The soft white sands provide plenty of space for children to play and adults to sunbathe, whilst the clear shallow waters create the ideal environment for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking.
Bars and Restaurants
When it comes to top quality affordable Thai food in Ao Nang, it's got to be the Massaman Restaurant & Bar. Located on the southern road to Krabi Town 500m from the beach, this open-air eatery lets diners enjoy their meals on a covered terrace which is ideally located for people watching on the street below. The menu is made up of southern Thai delicacies, including curries, salads and noodle dishes, plus a handful of vegetarian and international options. There are six bottled beers available, various cocktails, soft drinks, teas and coffees.
For something more international, pop into Jenna's Bistro & Wine. Located in Ao Nang, this restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers an a la carte menu with nibbles, cold cuts, cheeses, salads, pasta, grilled meat, fresh fish and Thai dishes. Vegetarian, Sunday roast, kids' and picnic basket menus are also available, plus a three-course set menu which is great value for money. Around 50 different international wines are served by the bottle and glass, in addition to cocktails, beers, alcoholic coffees and soft drinks.
Little Longhorn Saloon in Ao Nang is one of the best places to go for live music. This cowboy-themed bar is located in Centre Point has its own resident band which plays rock sets every evening at 10pm. There is a free pool table and free WiFi access for guests and anyone with a talent for singing or instrument playing is invited to jam with the band before and after the set. Drinks offers are promoted each day, giving you the chance to try all sorts of beers, spirits and cocktails.
Open every day from 9am until 2am, Skunk Bar is a chilled out bar situated on Railay Beach. This bar is spread over two storeys of a wooden building, where you'll find casual seating on open-air terraces, pillow-like cushions, bar stools and low tables. In addition to a drinks menu made up of beers, soft drinks, spirits and cocktails, Skunk Bar also offers a small snack menu, pool table, DJ booth and even tattoo studio.
Things to do in Krabi in October
If you're looking for a highly recommended massage parlour to check out during your holiday in Krabi, consider First Lady Massage. Based in Pak Nam, this massage parlour offers individual and couple's massages in a traditional Thai style, carried out by male and female therapists. The masseurs are incredibly talented and can tailor the massage to your liking. Body, back, neck, head, foot, arm and hand massages are available as well as manicures and pedicures and warm tea is often served at the end of each treatment.
For something more immersive than a massage parlour, consider spending a few hours at Atta-Rak Spa. Located in Krabi Town and open every day from 10am onward, this spa specialises in several different types of massages across a range of prices. Each massage begins with a cold lemongrass drink and cold lemongrass-scented face towels, your choice of body scrubs and body oils. The price of the Atta-Rak spa is slightly higher than the massage parlours around it, but it's a much more enveloping experience, with Thai-inspired décor and special clothes for certain massages, such as the Thai massage. The higher prices can also be explained by the longer length of the massages, which can take between one and three hours.
Learn how to produce Thai cuisine at home by taking a class at the Thai Charm Cooking School. Based in Ao Nang, this cooking school shows people how to cook healthy meals with fresh ingredients, all in authentic Thai style. All the cooking courses include a visit to the organic herb and vegetable garden, one wok per person, all the ingredients you'll need to prepare the dishes, lesson in how to make your own curry paste, lesson in how to cook jasmine and sticky rice, complimentary cookbook, cooking certificate and transportation to and from the cooking school. Each class is limited to ten people and you'll be shown how to make up to seven different dishes over the course of one, two or three days, depending on the course you choose.