The best times to visit Downtown Bangkok for ideal weather are
November 26th to January 21st
February 12th to March 18th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Downtown Bangkok Travel Guide
Other Downtown Bangkok Travel Info
Weather in Downtown Bangkok
Average temperatures in Downtown Bangkok vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 11th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Downtown Bangkok, the hottest months are April, May, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 98.1°F (36.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 81.9°F (27.7°C) at night.
Downtown Bangkok Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Downtown Bangkok Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Downtown Bangkok Perceived Temperature (F)
Downtown Bangkok Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Downtown Bangkok Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Downtown Bangkok are December, January, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid September with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of September 10th.
When can you find snow in Downtown Bangkok? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Downtown Bangkok.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Downtown Bangkok (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Downtown Bangkok has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (56.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (74.8%).
Wind in Downtown Bangkok is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and May. March’s average wind speed of around 2.4 knots (2.8 MPH or 4.5 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Downtown Bangkok.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||1.4||Barely noticeable||4.5||Light breeze|
|Feb||2||Barely noticeable||5.1||Light breeze|
|Mar||2.4||Barely noticeable||6.1||Light breeze|
|Apr||2.4||Barely noticeable||5.7||Light breeze|
|May||2.1||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Jun||2||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Jul||1.9||Barely noticeable||5.6||Light breeze|
|Aug||1.8||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Sep||1.7||Barely noticeable||5.2||Light breeze|
|Oct||1.2||Barely noticeable||4.1||Light breeze|
|Nov||1.3||Barely noticeable||4.2||Light breeze|
|Dec||1.3||Barely noticeable||4.3||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Downtown Bangkok?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Thailand; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Downtown Bangkok, Thailand is July, followed by June and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Downtown Bangkok in April. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Downtown Bangkok Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 98.1°F (36.7°C) and 93.7°F (34.3°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 13 to 16 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Downtown Bangkok, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 93.3°F (34.1°C) and 91°F (32.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 4 to 18 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Downtown Bangkok to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93.7°F (34.3°C) and 90.1°F (32.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.