Averages for Bangkok in March

March is a slightly warmer month in Bangkok. There is more rainfall than the two previous months of the year, but the 50mm rainfall for March normally occurs over 5 days. However, there’s also 9 hours of sunshine, so you expect good weather. Temperatures generally settle between 25°C and 34°C.

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  • Temperature Temperature 30°C 85°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 34°C 93°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 25°C 77°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 50 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 5 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 29°C 84°F

Daily averages for Bangkok

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March is a slightly warmer month in Bangkok. There is more rainfall than the two previous months of the year, but the 50mm rainfall for March normally occurs over 5 days. However, there’s also 9 hours of sunshine, so you expect good weather. Temperatures generally settle between 25°C and 34°C.

The daily average temperature for Bangkok during March is around 30°C. Despite the chance of rain, the weather is very hot, with the average humidity around 70%. This can cause sticky, muggy weather, so you need to avoid spending too long in the direct heat, in order to avoid heatstroke or dehydration. The highest ever recorded temperature for March in Bangkok has been 40°C with the lowest temperature recorded being 18°C, however these temperatures are unlikely to occur during your stay and you can normally expect the weather to remain within the averages for the month.

The regular sea temperature is around 29°C, which is considered very warm and most will feel very comfortable swimming in the sea. Many tourists want to explore Bangkok at this time of year as it feels slightly cooler than summer months and there is less rainfall too.

Where to stay

No holiday can be truly enjoyed without a good place of accommodation, and the Mandarin Oriental will not disappoint. Located on the riverbanks, the hotel is both peaceful and central, just a short walk from Bangkok’s skytrain. There are 358 rooms, most of which overlook the river, and 35 suites. There are large bathrooms complete with walk-in showers, and even a private butler service. With nine restaurants and bars, no guest will be hungry or thirsty, and the spa ensures everyone is relaxed and tranquil during their stay. Further facilities include yoga sessions, two outdoor pools, a fitness centre, jogging track, squash court and two tennis courts. There are even classes, such as the Thai Cooking School and Thai Cultural programmes.

Another exquisite hotel is Arun Residence. With wooden architecture, and a location on the river, all guests can enjoy scenic views of the city. Despite only six rooms, guests will love the rooftop bar, library and restaurant.

Things to do

Bangkok is a city boasting many cultural aspects and you can’t visit here without exploring some of the attractions in the area. There’s a wealth of history to discover and a sight-seeing tour of the city is the perfect way to explore Bangkok. A trip to the city’s Ayutthaya Temples is one tour you shouldn’t miss. This includes a visit to Siam and a river boat trip to witness the picturesque views of the Chao Phraya River. Ayutthaya lies 53 miles north of Bangkok and is famous for its spectacular ruins. Many temples are still well formed. You will also discover the palace of King Rama IV with beautiful Chinese and Thai architecture. Go back in time to explore old artefacts. This nine hour tour will allow you to travel back to Bangkok via boat. From Ayutthaya, capture all the sights that line the river, such as the Wat Arun.

Restaurants and nightlife

If you’re searching for traditional Thai food, then try Likhit Kai Yang. One of the city’s most loved restaurants, here you will be able to taste a variety of delicious dishes, such as the herbal chicken. With a friendly atmosphere and long opening hours, it’s a great place to head for brunch, lunch or dinner.

Alternatively, opt for Krua Apsorn. This restaurant is loved by the Thai Royal family and is held in high regard by critics too. A range of tasty dishes awaits diners, with offerings from sea food to omelette.

For those who prefer something a little different, go to Le Banyan. This French diner serves traditional dishes, such as pressed duck. With elegant service and stunning gardens complimented with candlelight, this is the perfect restaurant for a romantic meal.

Dates to note

March is another busy month in the city, with a number of events taking place. Throughout the month, there is the Thailand International Kite Flying Festival, which is a major event for all ages. In late March, there is Magha Puja Day, a Buddhist holiday with candlelit processions around multiple chapels and temples across the city. At the end of the month is the International Bangkok Motor Show, showcasing the latest cars and other vehicles, including concept cars and futuristic designs.There is also the Thao Suranaree Fair in late March/early April featuring processions, exhibitions, contests and live music and finished with a huge fireworks display.

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