Krabi Weather August Averages, Thailand
- Temperature 28.5°C 83°F
- High Temperature 32°C 90°F
- Low Temperature 25°C 77°F
- Day Temperature 28°C 82°F
- Night Temperature 26.5°C 80°F
- Sunshine Hours 7 hours
- Rainfall 230 mm
- Rainfall Days 16 days
- Sea Temperature 30°C 86°F
What's the Weather like in Krabi in August
The weather in Krabi, Thailand is characterised by being essentially constant across the month during August. At this time of year, the average temperature for the month starts off at 28°C (created by highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C), cooling down to 27.5°C (highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C) by August 21st, before reaching a low of 27°C (highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C) by August 31st.
Although it only happens on an average of once every ten days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 32°C and fall below 23°C in Krabi in August. The highest temperature ever registered here in August is 38°C, whilst the lowest temperature ever registered here at this time of year is 23°C.
With temperatures as hot as these, Krabi in August is best left to travellers who love high temperatures and loads of sunshine. If you're not a fan of the heat but still want to visit Krabi, you'll be more suited to visiting in January, when temperatures are usually at their lowest. Whenever you choose to visit the Thai province, you'll need to make sure you take plenty of light and airy clothing with you to make sure you stay comfortable, plus sunglasses and suntan lotion to avoid sunburn.
Over the course of the month, Krabi is subject to an average of 230mm/9 inches of rainfall spread out over 16 rainy days that's slightly more than in July. The likelihood of rainfall making an appearance during your holiday in Krabi starts off at 50% on August 1st and rises up to 55% by August 11th, 57% by August 21st and 58% by August 31st, making the start of the month the best time to visit if you want to avoid rainfall spoiling your holiday. The most common types of precipitation you can expect to see in Krabi this month are thunderstorms (38%), light rain (31%) and moderate rain (22%).
Throughout August, Krabi enjoys an average of seven hours of sunshine every day, along with median cloud cover which ranges from 77% (partly cloudy) to 82% (mostly cloudy). The cloud coverage increases as the month develops, making the start of the month the best time to go if you plan on spending your days sunbathing.
Average Sea Temperature
Throughout the year the average sea temperature for Krabi stays constantly warm. In August, it's 30°C that's the same as the two previous months which is certainly warm enough to go swimming.
Because of its tropical climate, Krabi stays humid all-year-round. In August, the relative humidity for the province ranges between 61% (mildly humid) and 95% (very humid), rarely falling below 53% (mildly humid) or reaching as high as 99% (very humid). The air tends to be at its driest around August 11th, when the relative humidity drops below 65% (mildly humid) three days out of every four, whilst it's usually at its most humid around August 27th, when it rises above 93% three days out of every four.
Krabi is subject to hardly any strong winds at all across August. Throughout this month, typical wind speeds fluctuate between 0 m/s (calm) and 5 m/s (gentle breeze), almost never rising above 7 m/s (moderate breeze). The highest average wind speed of 2 m/s (light breeze) happens around August 10th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 5 m/s (gentle breeze). On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 1 m/s (light air) occurs around August 22nd, when the average daily maximum is 4m/s (gentle breeze).
Krabi Hotels in August
Railay Village Resort and Spa is perfect for holidaymakers who want a spa hotel close to the beach. Surrounded by limestone cliffs and only accessible via boat, this hotel provides the perfect environment for relaxation. Accommodation is provided in the form of 25 Jacuzzi villas and 24 deluxe pool rooms, each of which features modern décor with air conditioning and satellite TV. Onsite there is a beachfront restaurant which serves barbecued seafood, Thai and western cuisine, plus swimming pool, free WiFi access and excursions to neighbouring islands. The highlight of the resort is the spa which offers a variety of Thai beauty treatments, therapies and massages in private rooms.
For a boutique resort in Krabi, consider Pakasai Resort. Situated just steps away from the Ao Nang beach and surrounded by tropical greenery and mountains, this four-star resort provides guests with 104 oriental-style rooms divided between executive wings and chalets, all of which come with sea or tropical garden views. There is a fitness room, rooftop infinity swimming pool, spa, high-speed internet access and library available onsite, plus beach baskets, towels and picnic boxes for guests venturing away from the hotel. There is also a restaurant which serves Thai and international breakfasts, lunches and dinners, plus two cafes which serve lunches and afternoon teas.
Holidaymakers looking for a low-cost hotel in Krabi should think about staying at Apasari. Situated within easy walking distance of the Ao Nang beach and shopping areas, this resort is made up of 70 guestrooms decorated in a contemporary Thai design. There are superior, deluxe and deluxe pool access rooms available and children under three years old can stay in the room and enjoy breakfast for free. There is an onsite restaurant which serves Thai and international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus an adults' swimming pool and kids' swimming pool. If you get a bit bored, you and walk into Ao Nang, where you'll find cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and other entertainment venues.
For a family-friendly hotel in Krabi, consider Krabi La Playa Resort. Located in Ao Nang and surrounded by two acres of tropical gardens, this hotel offers guests a choice of 79 superior, deluxe and poolside rooms overlooking the Andaman Sea. The resort features everything you could ever need during your holiday, including swimming pool with whirlpools, massage salons, two storey restaurant which serves strictly no-MSG food, garden restaurant which specialises in barbecue food, swim-up pool bar, fitness room, free WiFi access and spa, plus transfers to and from the airport.
Krabi Beach for August
Phra Nang beach is located between Krabi Town and Ao Nang beach, next to Railay beach. The tall limestone cliffs which cut it off from the mainland mean this beach can only be accessed via a boat trip, making it more secluded and remote than many other beaches in Krabi. Here you'll find a long stretch of white, soft sand lined by crystal-clear waters, creating the ideal environment for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. Although there are no beachside restaurants here, there are converted long tail boats which serve cheap baguettes, sandwiches, fruit and smoothies. What makes Phra Nang beach special is the Princess Cave which houses a colourful shrine dedicated to the ancient goddess of fertility, alongside various offerings and phallic symbols.
If you're up for a spot of kayaking, spend the day at Koh Hong Krabi beach. This beach is on the east side of the Koh Hong Krabi island and is made up of a thin strip of white sand which is lapped by clear aquamarine waters, perfect for swimming and kayaking. Scuba diving and snorkelling are very popular in the curved lagoon-like section of the beach, where you'll find schools of friendly sergeant fish eager to be fed. The dense forest which lines the beach provides some natural shade, but if you want something more portable, you're advised to bring your own parasol.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're in the mood for a curry, pop into the Taj Palace. Based in Ao Nang, this restaurant specialises in Indian cuisine, with freshly-ground spices and authentic ingredients shipped in straight from India. There is a selection of meat-based, seafood-based and vegetarian starters and mains available, including classics such as chapattis, kormas, kebabs, garlic naans, tikka massala and tandoori.
For something a bit more local, try May & Zin Restaurant in Ao Nang. This tiny restaurant is located next to the Holiday Inn Resort and serves a fantastic range of low-cost halal dishes and Thai food. The owner speaks very good English and will happily give you some recommendations according to the type of food you like, if you're not sure what to order yourself. The drinks here are very limited, but you're welcome to buy cocktails and other drinks from the stalls nearby.
When it comes to cheap cocktails in Krabi, Coconut Bar is the place to go. Situated in Ao Nang, this beachside bar is run by two Thai locals who speak very good English and are always up for a chat. There is a resident three-piece band which plays a set every evening from 8pm until late at night and since the bar can only hold about 30 people, seats fill up fast so make sure you get there early if you don't want to miss out. In addition to the cheap cocktails which are made to order, there are also plenty of other affordable drinks available, including beers and spirits.
If you want to join in with a famous Thai full moon party, visit Freedom Bar. Located on Ton Sai beach, this bar is perfect for party animals and hosts regular full moon parties which go on until the very early hours with singing, dancing and plenty of drinking all on the beach. There are no real opening hours as long as there are people, the bar will stay open making it great for late-night drinks.
Things to do in Krabi in August
Families travelling with children should definitely visit the Giant Cat Fish Farm during their holiday in Krabi. Located in between Ao Nang and Klong Muang beaches, this fish farm features a large number of ponds, each of which is teeming with different types of fish. Unlike small fish ponds in the UK, the ponds in Krabi are more like exotic lakes and, when combined with the rope bridges, dense canopy and over-growing bushes, will make you feel like you're in a jungle. Other highlights of the fish farm include the orchid display, local insect exhibit and crocodile habitat.
If you would rather see fish in their natural habitat, sign up for an excursion with Sea Gypsy Divers. There shop is unique and in a location very much away from the crowds where you can experience the real Thailand and culture. They have a full training facilities and a swimming pool on site - having recently opened in October 2017, this is highly recommended with already glowing reviews.
You also have an opportunity with the Dive. Situated in Ao Nang, this PADI-certified diving centre can take you to some of the best diving sites in Krabi, full of colourful marine life, coral and rock formations. There are ten different PADI-certified courses, ranging from basic discover scuba diving courses to intermediate open diver courses and expert divemaster courses. The courses take place around local Ao Nang islands, Phi Phi islands, A-S-K cluster, Koh Haa Yai, Hin Daeng Hin Muang and the Similian Islands.