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im off to thailand at the end of may for 3 weeks and was wondering what weather to expect? im going to pattaya will it be hot, sunny or even monsoons? :confused:
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  • Regmir
    Regmir Posts: 130 Forumite
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    Two words describes it all! Hot and Humid!
    Even in January (their winter season) it is quite warm in Bankok.
    Take care of mosquitoes as well.
  • Doglover88
    Doglover88 Posts: 431 Forumite
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    thanks people, can i expect hours of glorious sunshine working on my tan or should i pack my brolly?
  • chinnie
    chinnie Posts: 81 Forumite
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    It's the beginning of rainy season in Thailand so you should expect at least a bit of rain there. By the way, in a seacoast town like Pattaya you would have lots of sunshine with interrupting little spells of rain.
  • pennywatcher_3
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    I went to Thailand at the end of May last year and had no rain at all (3 days b/kok /7 hua hin)

    hope this helps!
  • Doglover88
    Doglover88 Posts: 431 Forumite
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    thanks again erveryone! great news too im a sunworshipper..
    my friend tells me its better to change up your money once out there, get a better rate is this true? was worried about buying a load of counterfeit bart's (however its spelt?!) with my english pounds
  • jr666
    jr666 Posts: 247 Forumite
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    As long as you go to a GOOD exchange agent (whatever that means - I'm sure you know what i mean really; one that looks professional, maybe a hotel reception or smthg) you'll be fine.

    I'd take about £75-100 out with you though just to get you through the first couple of days.
    Come to my garden in South Bucks and i'll find you a wasp...
  • stamford
    stamford Posts: 5,175 Forumite
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    glenbat wrote:
    im off to thailand at the end of may for 3 weeks and was wondering what weather to expect? im going to pattaya will it be hot, sunny or even monsoons? :confused:


    Pattaya is hot & sticky in every sense - don't forget to visit the Ping Pong Banana Club " Hello Sir have show, no shy !" :D:D
  • Doglover88
    Doglover88 Posts: 431 Forumite
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    Im awwwfully sorry Stamford I have no idea what you mean :D
  • alison74
    alison74 Posts: 1,603 Forumite
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    Try


    http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g293915-i3686-Thailand.html


    for any weather questions from someone living in the area you are going to. Apparently it's a all a bit strange this year, as is everywhere in the world.

    The currency you want is called baht (pronounced bat !) and it's about 66 to the pound at the moment.

    I am going in August and even if it is raining a little, it will still be 30 odd degrees !!

    Have fun and remember to haggle when buying ANYTHING !
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