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The climate of Bangkok (Thailand)
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and is located on the eastern banks of the Chao Phraya River. With over 8 million residents Bangkok is the largest city in Thailand. When you include the surrounding villages and cities Bangkok is almost as big as the Netherlands. Bangkok’s official name is Krung Thep but in the western part the old name is still used. The most important Buddha statue, the Emerald Buddha can be seen in the temple of Wat Phra Kaew. Over the past 30 years Bangkok has become a real metropolis. This hasn’t always been beneficial to Bangkok. As a tourist it is not that attractive anymore to visit Bangkok. Because of the many sky trains and roads that have been elevated it sometimes feels like walking through a tunnel. The air pollution is another thing to bear in mind. In 2002 the government decided to restrain Bangkok nightlife. Since then nightlife is mush less exuberant. However, the famous go-go bars will probably never disappear. Bangkok is Thailand’s major port. Sanam Luang which is the King’s Square is located in the centre of Bangkok. This square has a daily market on which all kinds of local specialties are being sold. North of the square the Khao San Road can be found which is a popular meeting point for backpackers. This place is really flooded with tourists. During a short walk through the city you’ll find that there are many small and big temples in the city. All of which are beautiful. Bangkok is situated 2 meters above sea level so flooding hardly ever occurs.
Bangkok has a tropical wet and dry climate according to the Köppen climate classification. On average temperatures are 2 degrees Celsius higher on average inside the city than outside the city. The highest temperature on record for Bangkok is 40.8 degrees Celsius. The lowest temperature on record is 9.9 degrees Celsius. Bangkok has a dry period from November to February. During this period Bangkok also is the busiest because many tourists choose this time of year to visit Bangkok. Humidity figures also rise during this period especially during the months of April and May. Temperatures are highest in Bangkok from March to August. The rainy season lasts from June to October. During this period short periods of rain can be expected especially in the late afternoon. Although 90% of the rain falls during this period Bangkok still gets many hours of sunshine. During the dry period Bangkok is characterized by the large amounts of smog. You can actually see a blanket of filth hanging over the city. This is why many people wear mouth masks. Especially those who work outdoors, such as policemen directing the ever-hectic downtown traffic.


Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Bangkok:

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 32 21 9 1 n/a
February 33 23 9 3 n/a
March 34 25 8 3 n/a
April 35 26 8 7 n/a
May 34 26 7 16 n/a
June 33 26 6 16 n/a
July 33 25 6 18 n/a
August 33 25 5 20 n/a
September 32 25 5 20 n/a
October 32 25 6 16 n/a
November 32 23 8 6 n/a
December 31 21 8 2 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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