Thailand weather

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The weather guide for Thailand (Bangkok) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Thailand weather overview

This southeast Asian country, which lies between Cambodia, Burma and Laos, is one of the world's top winter-sun destinations.

November to February is the best time to visit, when dry and sunny weather prevails, though Chiang Mai and the region around the northern hills can be chilly in the evenings as the northeast monsoon winds blow in from China, bringing dryer air to high ground.

Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand © Netfalls -
Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand © Netfalls -

The same winds, however, can bring rain to southern Thailand if they sweep in from the Pacific across the Gulf of Siam; this means the far south, which has an equatorial climate, is hotter and muggier and has a longer rainy season than the rest of the country, which has a tropical monsoon climate.

Thailand's main rains come in May and last until October, but the run-up to them starts as early as February, when temperatures start to climb and humidity increases.

Avoid visiting in the height of the rainy season if you can, as heat, damp and humidity combine to make the atmosphere like a wet blanket.

What to pack for Thailand weather

Take light clothes with something warmer for winter nights in the north, and rainwear in the wet season.

More about Thailand

Which is the hottest month in Thailand?

The hottest time of year in Bangkok, Thailand is normally April. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 35°C with extreme heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Thailand?

In terms of rainfall, September is usually the wettest month in Bangkok, Thailand with 292mm on average. There are normally 20 days in September with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Thailand?

The sunniest time of year in Bangkok, Thailand is normally January with bright sunshine on average for 75% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the flight time to Thailand from the UK?

The flight time to Thailand from the UK is typically 15 hours.

What is the time difference between Thailand and the UK?

The time difference between Thailand and the UK is GMT+7 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Thailand?

The main languages spoken in Thailand are Thai and Isan.

What is the currency in Thailand?

The currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB).

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Which plugs are used in Thailand?

Thailand uses electrical plug type A + B + C + O (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Thailand?

They drive on the left side of the road in Thailand.

Compare Thailand weather with the USA

Below the Thailand weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Thailand (Bangkok) and the USA (Washington).

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