Geography & Climate
Krabi is 814 km south of Bangkok. It is locatedbetween 7' 30" and 8' 30" north latitude, and 98' 30" and 99' 30" west longitude. Total area is 19,483 sq km. It borders Phang Nga and Surat Thani provinces to the north,Trang province and the Andaman Sea to the south, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Trang province to the east and Phang Nga province and the Andaman Sea to the west.
Highlands and plains on the mainland characterize Krabi's mountainous geography. The provincial administration also covers more than 130 islands in the Andaman Sea. Natural forest cover is chiefly mangrove and cassia. Krabi's sandy clay soil conditions are perfect for a variety of agricultural products, including rubber trees, palms, mangos, coconuts, and coffee. The Krabi River flows five kilometers through the city and falls into the Andaman at Pak Nam sub-district. Other streams are the Pakasai canal, the Krabi Yai canal and the Krabi Noi canal in the province's highest range, the Phanom Bencha mountain.
Krabi is affected by the northwest monsoon and has only two seasons. The hottest season starts in January and ends in April. The rainy season begins in May and lasts untill December. Monsoon winds, which change according to the season, blow from the southeast, the southwest, and the northeast. Temperatures range between 16.9 and 37.3 degrees Celsius and the yearly rainfall averages 2,568.5 millimeters.