Weather in Bangkok

Dry Season

Between November and May the weather in Bangkok is mostly dry with little rain expected for much of this time. The dry season in Bangkok is broken up into the periods of cool season (November to February) and hot season (March to May), when it is not unusual for the temperature to reach up to 40°C.

Wet Season

Wet season in Bangkok is from May to November. The rain usually comes in the form of short showers, lasting an hour or two. As the rainy season progresses, the rain can become heavier and more constant, traditionally reaching peak levels in August and September.

Best Time for a Trip

For the best time to visit Bangkok check our monthly weather ratings.

★★★★★ - January
★★★★☆ - February
★★★☆☆ - March
★★★☆☆ - April
★★☆☆☆ - May
★★☆☆☆ - June
★★☆☆☆ - July
★★☆☆☆ - August
★★☆☆☆ - September
★★★☆☆ - October
★★★★☆ - November
★★★★★ - December

If you want to avoid the rain and do not admire excessive heat, which can reach + 40°C during the hottest days in Bangkok, you should visit the capital of Thailand during cool season lasting from November to February. In March, the weather in Bangkok is also not bad, with only slight chance of rain and temperatures not at their peak yet.  Given the fact that crowds of tourists are beginning to decrease on this month, March becomes really attractive time of the year for a trip to Bangkok.


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