Best Time to Visit Bangkok

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Bangkok. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Bangkok. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Bangkok for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 21 °C to 35 °C
Waves Symbol 26 °C to 28 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.3513.54 in (2 – 22 Days of Rain)
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Geography & General

Bangkok, with over 8.5 million inhabitants, is by far the largest city in Thailand and has been the capital of the kingdom since 1782. According to the latest estimates, more than 15 million people live in the entire Bangkok metropolitan region.

The pulsating metropolis of Bangkok is the heart of Thailand, the country’s political, economic, cultural and infrastructural centre.

With the opening of Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2006, the former Don Mueang International Airport was transformed into a domestic airport for domestic flights. However, the popular low-cost airline Air Asia continues to use it as a hub for international flights. The international Suvarnabhumi Airport has grown to one of the 20 largest airports in the world with over 50 million passengers.

Although Bangkok may seem loud, poor, cloudy and stressful at first glance, tourists quickly come across a uniquely colourful and fascinating city with incredible diversity behind the scenes. So it’s no wonder that Bangkok ranks second behind London among the most visited cities in the world.

Climate in Bangkok

Wat Ratchanadda by sunset, Bangkok, Thailand (Bram van de Sande)  [flickr.com]  CC BY-SA 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The climate in the Thai capital Bangkok is a classic tropical climate with high temperatures all year round and comparatively high humidity. Even the coldest month of December has an average daytime temperature of 31.3 °C, and even at night temperatures are permanently above 20 °C.

Statistically speaking, the hottest month in Bangkok is April, which usually starts the rainy season with increased rainfall. The rainy season in Bangkok runs from May to October and is characterized above all by humid-hot air and a very oppressive climate with very high humidity (September 84%).

The highest amount of rain usually falls in September and runs out slowly in October, which is also very humid. From November to about the beginning of April, the dry season provides a much more pleasant travel climate. The lowest humidity in Bangkok is in December and January (around 73%).

Bangkok is considered the hottest city in the world with an average daily maximum temperature of 32.7 °C.

Best Time to Visit Bangkok: Overview

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When is the best time to travel to Bangkok?


In general, Bangkok is an all-year-round destination, as the capital is often used as an entrance gate to the wonderful Thailand. Even during the rainy season, some tropical showers are easy to cope with, as there are plenty of sheltered retreats in the city.

But if you want to get a closer look at the sights and attractions of the metropolis Bangkok, you need perseverance, good mood and patience. The traffic is often chaotic, the markets are sometimes overcrowded and generally it seems as if the whole city is literally on its feet as a tourist.

So it’s no surprise that we don’t recommend the sultry and hot rainy season as the best travel season in Bangkok. If possible, choose the dry season from November to mid-April when choosing your travel time. This also largely coincides with the best travel season for the holiday regions in the south (e.g. Phuket).

Climate Chart Bangkok

Climate Chart Bangkok
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Bangkok

In the following, you will find the climate table for Bangkok, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature32°33°34°35°34°33°33°33°32°32°32°31°
Night Temperature21°23°25°26°26°25°25°25°25°24°23°21°
Water Temperature26°27°27°28°28°28°28°28°28°27°27°27°
Precipitation (inch)0.351.181.142.568.665.876.17.7613.549.531.890.39
Rainy days225817181921221652
Hours of Sunshine999976655689
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 28.4 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: April (30.5 °C)
Coldest month: December (26.1 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 28 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all months

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 58.98 inch on 137 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): May, August, September, and October
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 39.49 in

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, January is the sunniest month with an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Bangkok (Station Changwat Nonthaburi)
mist     mist, 26.5 °C
Clouds: 8 %       Wind: 7 mph ONO
Air Pressure: 1014 hPa       Humidity: 88 %
Last updated: 21st Jan 2019, 02:30 am
The next days …
21st Jan 201922nd Jan 201923rd Jan 201924th Jan 201925th Jan 201926th Jan 2019
sky is clear29 °C to 35 °Csky is clear25 °C to 34 °Csky is clear20 °C to 34 °Csky is clear23 °C to 30 °Csky is clear24 °C to 31 °Clight rain22 °C to 28 °C
29 °C to 35 °C25 °C to 34 °C20 °C to 34 °C23 °C to 30 °C24 °C to 31 °C22 °C to 28 °C
Clouds: 8 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 77 %
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Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Thailand: Regions

Bangkok is part of the holiday destination Thailand. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Bangkok: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for Bangkok holiday already. Average rating is 3 of 5 stars.
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    Klaus, 41 years old was there in April

    Many clouds, very high humidity and occasional rain. Temperatures between 28 (at night) and just under 40 degrees during the day.

    Weather Rating: 3 stars – Mixed

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