February in Sakon Nakhon is the last month of the cool season. However, it can still get quite cold in February. Indeed, this past year we had one of the coldest spells in the last decade, with a low of around 50F (10C) and a high of only 63F (17C). As in other parts of the world, love is in the air in February, with the country celebrating Valentines Day of February 14th. If you wish to buy your loved one, or the Sakon Nakhon lady you’re courting, a dozen roses, you can do so at the flower shops opposite Wat Phra That Choeng Chum.
Roses are relatively cheap in Thailand compared to Western countries, with a dozen ordinarily only costing 500 baht (approx. $15), be they red, white, or pink. And it must be said that Thai ladies love receiving roses just as much as they do in other countries, as well as specialty chocolates, such as Ferrero Rocher Crisp Hazelnut, which you can buy at large supermarkets like Tesco.
While there is fewer trees blooming with flowers during the cool season, February signals the beginning of the pretty yellow blooms of the Silver Trumpet tree, also known as the Tree of Gold, which along with the Coral tree, is one of the few trees which bloom during the cool season.
As far as other Sakon Nakhon weather is concerned, it is not unheard of to experience showers during February, especially when there is a cold snap, which can produce thunderstorms.