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Sunday 29 November
12:19 GMT | 19:19 ICT

Last updated:

29 Nov
UK Time: 11:39 GMT
Local Time: 18:39 ICT
31°C (88°F)
2mph (3kmh)
  • Sunrise 06:24
  • Sunset 17:47
  • Moonrise 21:09
  • Moonset 09:17
Temp feels like: 34°C (94°F)
Length of Day: 11h 19m
Humidity: 59%
Dew Point: 22°C (72°F)
Pressure: 29.89" (1012 hpa)
Average for November 28°C (82°F)
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Historic Temperatures for 29th November in Bangkok

Average High 31°C (88°F)
Record High 36°C (97°F) (1997)
Average Low 23°C (73°F)
Record Low 18°C (64°F) (2007)

Weather Overview for Bangkok

Bangkok has a tropical climate, with stifling hot temperatures and high humidity. Located in Thailand , Asia, its warm, tropical conditions prevail for most of the year. It’s a hotspot for tourists, with many wanting to explore its striking surroundings. 

bangkok landscape night festival lights

City of Bangkok, Thailand.

The weather in Bangkok is reminiscent of regular tropical climates, with the year divided into two seasons – wet and dry. The rainy season in Bangkok occurs from May to September, but September is the month when a lot of wet weather takes place. Despite wet season occurring during summer, there is still plenty of sunshine to enjoy and the rain  can be a relief from the soaring temperatures, which usually sit in the high twenties. The rain normally falls in the afternoon in Bangkok, but be prepared for days when the city is washed with rain for the entire day.

The best time for tourists to visit Bangkok may be October until February. At this time of year the temperatures  tend to be cooler, but still warm, as they reside in the mid-twenties. There are also occasional showers or light breezes to provide relief from the heat.

The driest time in the city is November to February and this tends to be the most popular time for tourists to visit. Peak tourist season occurs at this point due to the lower rainfall and because it is before the hottest time of the year. Extreme temperatures are the norm in March, April and May, with the mid-thirties being reached. Combined with the high humidity, this weather can be very uncomfortable to relax in. If you are planning on visiting Bangkok during this time then ensure that you pack light clothing to stay cool in the sticky heat.

Despite wet and dry seasons taking place in the city, the overall weather exhibits distinct patterns. The temperature remains fairly consistent, which is typical of a tropical climate. Generally, temperatures reside between the mid-twenties in winter and the thirties in summer. Rainfall varies greatly during the year, with between 180 to 220mm of rain during the summer and the beginning of autumn, and only 10mm of rain during the winter months. 

See here for annual conditions for Bangkok, temperature ad rainfall.

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Tropical sky sunset Bangkok, Thailand.

However, one problem Bangkok faces is that it lies only 6ft above sea level. During prolonged periods of rain, the city can experience severe and problematic flooding when the rivers and canals overflow.

In fact, Bangkok has been dubbed the ‘Venice of the East' because like Venice and Amsterdam it is made up of a system of canals upon the 372km long Chao Phray River

Bangkok essentially lies over a swamp, with canals weaving through and across the city and it is thought Bangkok is sinking by up to two inches per year. Combined with rising sea levels this means Bangkok could be in 50 to 100cm of water by 2025! For now though, Bangkok is a wonderful tourist destination, with many attractions and picturesque views to entice visitors from around the world. 

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