Bangkok has a tropical climate, meaning it is steadily warm and humid throughout the year and prone to rain. The best time to visit Bangkok is November to February which is known as the ‘cool season’.
Bangkok enjoys a tropical monsoon climate, meaning that it has 3 main seasons : hot season from March to June, rainy season from July to October, and cool season between November and February. In one of the hottest cities in the world, expect daytime temperatures to be over 30°C for most of the year.
|Quick Climate Info|
|Hottest Month||April (89 °F avg)|
|Coldest Month||January (82 °F avg)|
|Wettest Month||September (12.26″ avg)|
|Windiest Month||March (3 mph avg)|
The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (35.4°C). The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (31.7°C). The month with the highest average low temperature is April (26.9°C). The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (22°C).
Bangkok is generally safe for travelers and backpackers, but it’s also incredibly hectic. Petty theft (including bag snatching) is the most common type of crime you’ll face. Also, some people will try to rip you off, including taxi drivers who refuse to turn on their meters.
Rains brings humidity and reduces the temperature. Bangkok has much more sunshine, hence it is more hot .
1. Re: Is it safe to walk around Bangkok at night ? Yes safe .
The basic rule is to cover your shoulders and knees (both sexes), and ideally you’d cover your ankles too. On the bottom, wear longer shorts, capris, pants/trousers or a knee-length-or-longer skirt. On top, choose any shirt that fully covers your shoulders. A T-shirt, blouse or polo is fine, while a tank top is not.
The city is known for its street life and cultural landmarks, as well as its red-light districts. The Grand Palace and Buddhist temples including Wat Arun and Wat Pho stand in contrast with other tourist attractions such as the nightlife scenes of Khaosan Road and Patpong.
The cold season is generally from November to February. In Bangkok this means it might get as cold as 60F at the coldest point of the night, but more likely 65F. In the day it might average around, say, 75F. The southern-most regions of Thailand generally don’t have a cold season.
But why is Thailand so hot ? The country lies in the subtropics near the equator where the sun shines most intensely and humidity rarely falls below 70%. On top of that, Thailand doesn’t experience summer and winter seasons so there is no escape to the heat in the cooler times of year!
Top tips for finding cheap flights to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. High season is considered to be November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is June .
No, it does not snow in Thailand . The lowest temperature ever recorded in Thailand was a reading of -1.4°C (29°F) in Sakhon Nakhon from 1974 that is from Thailand’s climate change report.
According to Thailand’s national weather archives, it did snow, once! The only ever official (I use that word loosely) snow recorded in Thailand was in Chiang Rai on 7th January 1955 (see the picture below). According to the notice on this picture, the snow (sort of) came after rainfall at 6pm.
Snow is a very rare occurrence in the Philippines . This one looks more like pieces of ice. Snow can be called frozen rain falling on the ground in winter in countries where the temperature at this time of year is below zero.