Monsoon season starts in late April and ends in December. Khao Sok provides a comfortable year-round temperature that ranges from 22°C – 36°C; however, the humidity and warmth transforms this tropical rainforest into the ideal environment for a rich and varied eco-system.
The influence of the Southwest (Indian Ocean) and Northeast (Pacific Ocean) monsoons contribute to the region having the highest level of rainfall in all of Thailand. They receive 3 500 mm per year. Khao Sok experiences the rainy period from May to November and their driest period from December to April. However, rain still occurs during the dry season, and the high mountains may be another contributor to the heavy rainfall.
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Monsoon in Khao Sok
Many people have inquiries about the monsoon season of Southern Thailand. Statistically, the wettest months occur between September and October, and they give the rainforest an authentic appeal. Additionally, the sun breaks through the canopy more often than you might think. The rising mist and unveiled limestone cliffs are a sight to die for. Khao Sok has temperatures that are continually warm, but floods do not normally affect this National Park. Tours operate on a year-round basis. Nevertheless, if a person visits Khao Sok during the monsoon season, please follow the safety instructions to prevent accidents.
Khao Sok National Park covers 739 km² and includes Cheow Lan Lake. Additionally, Khao Sok provides an older and more diverse eco-system than the Amazon Rainforest. Archaeologists estimate that the area is more than 160 million years old.
Those seeking to travel here should plan for the weather. They can choose the parameters including sunshine hours, sea temperature and temperature to decide on the best time to visit Khao Sok. Some people will prefer the dry season while others will prefer the monsoon season. Compared to the forests of the north, Khao Sok has a humid, darker and taller atmosphere that makes it unlike anywhere in the world.