January is an excellent time to visit Bangkok as if falls during the warm, dry season.
You can expect warm to hot weather with clear sunny skies, little to no rain and reduced humidity. Daytime temperatures average 28°C (82°F).
How hot is it in Bangkok in January?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Bangkok in January usually reach 32°C (89°F) with warm to high heat and humidity, and a night-time low of 23°C (73°F).
How sunny is it in Bangkok in January?
There are normally nine hours of bright sunshine each day in Bangkok in January – that's around 77% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in January?
Sunrise is around 6:45am with sunset around 6:10pm.
Does it rain in Bangkok in January?
There is usually two day with some rain in Bangkok in January; the average monthly rainfall is 13mm (≥1in).
How windy is it in Bangkok in January?
January sees an average hourly wind speed of 10 kilometres per hour (6 mph; 5 knots).
What to do in Bangkok in January?
Weather conditions in January are perfect for shopping, sightseeing and exploring the colourful temples of the Old City as well as cruising the Chao Phraya River and the fascinating klongs of Thonburi.
New Year's Day – 3rd Jan.
January is peak holiday season in Bangkok.
|High Temp: 32°C (89°F)|
|Low Temp: 23°C (73°F)|
|Sunshine: 9 hours per day|
|Daylight: 11 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 10 km/h (6 mph; 5 knots)|
|Wet Days: 2 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 13mm (≥1in) per month|
|Comfort Level: Warm to high heat & 65% humidity|
|UV Index: Very high|
|Sea Temp: 27°C (80°F)|
The best time to visit Bangkok is between November and February, when the city is mainly dry and not too hot, typically averaging 28°C (82°F) daily.
Bangkok experiences a hot tropical climate with a winter dry season. Typically, you can expect hot weather year-round, with three distinct seasons: hot and humid – March to May, average 31°C (88°F); hot and wet – June to October, average 30°C (86°F); and warm and dry – November to February, average 28°C (82°F).
Note: Meteorological data for Bangkok is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Thai Meteorological Department at the closest weather stations: Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) and Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), located respectively 23km (14mi) north and 30km (18 mi) east of Bankok. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Bangkok weather in January: 5 October, 2023
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