Bangkok Weather in January


Season: Cool Season

Comparatively, Bangkok weather in January is cool with the average temperature of 21-32℃ (70-90℉). Also, it does not rain very often; the average rainfall is only 27mm. In one word, it is a nice month to travel around, comfortably without worrying about getting wet by your own sweat or rain. 

Belonging to peak travel season, Bangkok receives lots of tourists in this month, who come from the northern cold regions to enjoy warm sunshine. Consequently, the travel cost is high than usual. Please know that. If you plan to travel on your own, it is suggested to book a hotel and a seat on the plane in advance.

Averages for Bangkok Weather in January

Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
High Temperature: 32°C / 90°F
Low Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
Humidity: 64%
Rainfall: 27 mm
Rainy Day: 1 day
Sunrise: 06:42 ~ 06:45
Sunset: 18:02 ~ 18:18

What to Wear in Bangkok in January

Traveling to Bangkok in January, summer clothes like shorts and t-shirts are proper. Thailand is a religious country, you’d better also bring a piece of long pants or dress, long-sleeved coat or t-shirt, or a thin scarf to wear when visiting various Buddhism temples. 
Bangkok Clothes in January January Wear in Bangkok

Top Things to Do in Bangkok in January

Recommendation Rate of Travel: 

Bangkok has a lot to offer to its visitors. Blessed with cool climate, one can visit Grand Palace to have a glimpse of the luxury life of the Thai royal family members; make wishes in Wat Phra Kaew, one of the best Buddhism temples in the whole Thailand; taste various local food and snacks in Wat Phra Kaew, a night market popular among both the locals and travelers; and make a side trip to Ayuttaya to learn the glorious past of the ancient capital.


1. Although it’s not very hot in January of Bangkok, it’s necessary to apply sunscreen cream when going out, to protect yourself from the strong sunshine. 
2. Most Thai food are spicy. If you cannot eat spicy, inform the waiter or waitress when making orders in the restaurants. 
- Last updated on Mar. 03, 2023 by Brenda Lian -