Weather Averages for Bangkok in January
Averages for Bangkok in January
Bangkok, Thailand is the capital city and home to some eight million people – over 12 per cent of Thailand’s entire population. The city hosts the regional headquarters of many multinational corporations, and is now a major force in finance and business, as well as being an international hub for healthcare and transport. Famed for vibrancy and decadence, including the notorious red-light districts, Bangkok is a popular holiday destination that guarantees a good time to be had by all.
Bangkok is warm all year, but has variable rainfall and high humidity, and expectant travellers are advised to check the annual averages before booking. January has an average temperature of 27°C, with an average high of 32°C and low of 21°C, making it a very warm start to the year and particularly appealing to Britons looking for an exotic break over the harsh winter months. The sea temperature is around 28°C, which is perfect for enjoying a swim or one of the many watersports available. January is also a very dry month, with just 10mm of rain over two days, although the consequence of this is humidity that averages 70%. There are about nine hours of sunshine per day.
At the start of the month there is New Year Festival, which is celebrated with parties and fireworks across the city, and there is a strong Western influence in the festivities. Nearer the end of the month is the Don Chedi Memorial Fair, which takes place in Suphanburi, directly north of Bangkok, and features local exhibitions and entertainment. There is also the Chinese New Year Festival in January/February, where visitors can enjoy oriental festivities including dragon parades, Chinese food and costumed dancers.
The Ariyasomvilla won the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2013 award and is ranked the top hotel in Bangkok on the website. Built in 1942 and still owned by the family that had it built, the hotel has 25 rooms and suites, plus facilities including a restaurant, swimming pool, Spa, meeting room, library, a meditation hall and underground parking. The hotel is located in the centre of Bangkok and room rates include WiFi and a set breakfast.