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Best time to visit Bangkok, Thailand

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The best time to visit Bangkok is January-February

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Bangkok such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, January-February is the best time of year to go.

The very hottest temperatures in Bangkok get to around 38℃ (100℉) in the height of summer. In the colder months such as December, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 24℃ (75℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Bangkok when the days are longest, you should visit in May. On average it rains the most days in October, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Bangkok. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

May

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Bangkok seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bangkok as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bangkok is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Bangkok

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Bangkok for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Bangkok climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Bangkok for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Bangkok in January

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 8 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bangkok in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bangkok in February

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 7 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bangkok in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bangkok in March

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bangkok in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bangkok in April

  • Average temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bangkok in April, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Bangkok in May

  • Average temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bangkok in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bangkok in June

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bangkok in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bangkok in July

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 83mm (3") over 26 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bangkok in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bangkok in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 95mm (4") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bangkok in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bangkok in September

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 137mm (5") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bangkok in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Bangkok in October

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 187mm (7") over 26 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bangkok in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bangkok in November

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bangkok in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bangkok in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bangkok in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bangkok is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 36℃ (96℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bangkok is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bangkok is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bangkok, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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