Bangkok Weather April Averages, Thailand
What's the Weather like in Bangkok in April
April sees the hottest average temperature of the year in Bangkok. Eight hours of sunshine occurs each day, although, there is significantly more rain this month. There's generally 110 mm of rainfall with a 32% chance of rain, compared to 180mm in the following month of May. The temperatures during the day in Bangkok range between 26°C and 35°C.
The highest ever recorded temperature in April for Bangkok is 40°C with the lowest being 22°C, though temperatures are normally around the high twenties and low thirties. The average sea temperature in April is somewhere around 30°C, which is warm enough for the majority to enjoy a refreshing swim in the ocean, perhaps in Koh Tao, a beautiful Thai island.
The daily average temperature for Bangkok during April is around 31°C, which is extremely warm. With the humidity at 70%, it tends to feel very muggy and sticky in April due to the higher temperatures. Caution is advised as heatstroke and fatigue can occur. If you are visiting the area, remember to drink lots of water to keep hydrated, wear sunscreen if you are spending time in the direct sunlight and take regular breaks from the heat to avoid exhaustion.
Bangkok Hotels in April
Hansar Bangkok is a fine hotel in Bangkok with a host of awards to its name, including TripAdvisor's Travelers Choice 2012, and it's been mentioned in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and CNN. The range of suites combine modernity and comfort, with a contemporary style that guests can sink into. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and, to the delight of many, the mini-bar is complementary. There are four restaurants, a pool, fitness centre and spa.
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn
For five star accommodation in the city, a stay in the Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn is a must. With world class service and an attention to detail like no other, this is the perfect hotel for a relaxing holiday. 390 hotel rooms boast modern décor, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, television and mini-bar. A private bathroom has a hot water shower, with a personal safe offered to house your treasured belongings. Guests at the hotel can look forward to an outdoor pools with spectacular views of the city, a fitness centre and four dining experiences. The cuisine ranges from Italian to Chinese, with drinks and light snacks also on hand to satisfy any cravings.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're searching for something to eat in the city then try Le Du restaurant. A relatively new dining experience, this eatery offers Thai dishes with international influences. The tasteful, elegant décor is comfortable, yet eye catching and the friendly waiting staff provide a pleasant experience. Lunchtime and dinner menus vary, so you will find something different, depending on the time of day you visit. Lunch menus boast quick and easy dining, while dinner is fine cuisine. The impressive wine list will also tantalise your taste buds, so ensure that you enjoy a glass or two during or after your meal.
Things to do in Bangkok in April
Bangkok's Grand Palace
If you're looking for things to do in Bangkok, then start with a visit to a cultural or historical site. A trip to Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex is highly recommended. A three hour tour of this site can be taken in the morning or afternoon giving you the chance to explore the Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, as well as the palace itself. This stunning complex, which was home for the Kings of Siam, is a major tourist attraction.
The Grand Palace is still used for particular ceremonies, and on the tour you will get to witness the Royal Coronation Hall. The main attraction at the palace is the Emerald Buddha. Standing at 45 centimetres tall and carved from Jade, this statue is an extremely important religious symbol in the country.
Sea Life Centre
If you enjoy getting close to nature then Bangkok is home to one of the largest aquariums in the world. Sea Life Bangkok is ideal for getting away from the soaring heat of the outdoors. There are exhibits, such as an underwater tunnel to browse the many species of sea creatures, a glass bottom boat trip can take you through shark infested water, and there is a 5D cinema to experience too.
April's main event is the Phra Padaeng Songkran Festival, which is the official Buddhist New Year and the highlight is a huge water fight in the city centre so only attend if you're prepared to get wet! Alternatively, if you'd rather be in a different part of Thailand during April, Phuket has very similar weather to Bangkok.