•  
You are at: Krabi (Home) > Informations > Climate and Geography
 

 

 
Thai
English

 

Krabi's Landscape

Krabi Archipelago. Krabi's mountainous physical geography is broken by highlands and plains on the mainland; the provincial administration also covers more than 130 islands big and small in the Andaman. Natural forest cover is chiefly mangrove and Cassia trees. Krabi's sandy clay soil conditions are perfect for a variety of agricultural products, including; Rubber trees, palms,oranges, coconuts and coffee. The Krabi River flows 5 Kilometers through the city and falls into the Andaman at Tambon Pak Nam. There are other streams as well: The Klong Pakasai; the Klong Krabi Yai; and the Klong Krabi Noi; these have their source in the province' shighest range of mountains, the Kao Panom Benja.

Weather in Krabi is typically that of the tropical monsoon, providing the province with just two seasons, the hot season from November to April, and the rainy season from May to October. Moms winds, which change according to season, blow from the southeast, the southwest, and the northeast. Temperatures for the year range between 16.9 and 37.3 degrees Celsius; yearly rainfall averages 2,568.5 Millimeters.

Climate and Geography

Krabi's Weater and Geography.

Krabi has two predominant seasons. One is the hot season and the other the wet season or the Rainy season, but we have to be more detailed.

Hot season is from January to April and this is followed by the so called rain season. However rain occurs mainly in the evening hours from May to December. Unfortunately most travel guides and magazines available anywhere or on the internet are simply calling it rain season ( monsoon season) but do miss to specify at what time in fact it is really raining. This is unfortunate for the whole of Thailand. Rain Season is ver different within the Kingdom of Thailand. If if comes to the south of Thailand( Krabi, Phuket, Koh Samui, Kao Lak etc. ) maijor rains do happen between the end of October and mid of December. But as we said earlier, it is raining mostly in the evening hours while on the day time there is a change of sun and cloudy skies. For a sunlover this might not be paradise, on the other hand for let us say a moderate sunlover it is much more relaxing then the hot season.

Geography

Highlands and flat plains do the geography of this region. The quality of soil being sandy clay encourages agriculture  including rubber trees, palms, mangos, coconuts, and coffee and its natural forest is rich with mangrove and cassia trees. 

The Krabi River flows 5 kilometers through the city and falls into the Andaman at Tambon Pak Nam. There are other streams as well : the Khlong Pakasai, the Khlong Krabi Yai and the Khlong Krabi Noi in the province's highest range of mountains, the Khao Phanom Bencha.The provincial administration also covers more than 130 islands in the Andaman Sea.


   
 
Copyright 2009 © www.essentialkrabi.com, Krabi - Thailand.