December Weather Averages for Bangkok

What's the Weather like in Bangkok in December 

It's winter in Bangkok, however, despite being the coldest month of the year, temperatures tend to stay the same. In December, the sun normally shines for at least 9 hours per day, but prepare yourself for rain as there are on average 2 days of rainfall during the month. Around 40mm of rain falls throughout December, with temperatures generally settling between 21°C and 31°C.

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  • Temperature Temperature 26°C 79°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 31°C 88°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 21°C 70°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 10 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 2 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 28°C 82°F

December Daily Averages for Bangkok

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 27 27 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 27 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 27 26 27 27 28 28
°F 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 81 81 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 81 81 81 79 79 79 79 79 81 79 81 81 82 82

What's the Weather like in Bangkok in December 

It's winter in Bangkok, however, despite being the coldest month of the year, temperatures tend to stay the same. In December, the sun normally shines for at least 9 hours per day, but prepare yourself for rain as there are on average 2 days of rainfall during the month. Around 40mm of rain falls throughout December, with temperatures generally settling between 21°C and 31°C.

The daily average temperature for Bangkok in December is usually around 26°C. Make sure you pack a raincoat or umbrella as there may be rain. However, it is the driest part of the year in the city. The highest ever recorded temperature in December for Bangkok is 37°C with the lowest being 13°C. However, temperatures are usually within the averages for the month. The average sea temperature in December is normally around 28°C, which is warm enough for most to want a swim in the ocean. The average humidity for the resort is around 62% and due to the warm temperatures, you may feel fatigue or discomfort.

Bangkok Hotels for December 

If you've spent a lot of money on your holiday and are worried you won't get a good hotel the five-star Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong  will please you. There are a range of rooms, from the Deluxe Room with a double or King bed, all the way to the Ratchaphruek Suite, with club lounge access, three bathrooms, a whirlpool, four phones, Wi-Fi, four televisions and international satellite. To help you stay in shape, there is an indoor pool, a sauna, a gym, and Yoga available. Offering world class service, the four dining options ensures there is something to cover all taste buds. Located 200 yards from the Chidlom Skytain Station, this affordable hotel is close to some of the city's best shopping centres, as well as residing close to two airports.

Another five star hotel is the Urbana Langsuan, located just 900 yards from Central World Plaza. Featuring 70 hotel rooms, each has modern, spacious surroundings, air conditioning, a private bathroom and television. Guests can look forward to the outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts and restaurant serving international cuisine. This hotel is perfect for those who want to be close to a range of amenities, shopping malls and restaurants.

Intercontinental Bangkok boasts 381 hotel rooms, complete with elegant décor, large windows looking out to the city and air conditioning. The 24 hour gym offers striking scenery of Bangkok, while guests can also treat themselves to a facial or massage at the hotel spa. Unwind in the outdoor pool, dine at the on-site restaurants or spend the evening at the night club. Champagne is served in the bar, with other facilities also close by.

Bars and Restaurants 

There are a variety of restaurants in Bangkok that cater to all tourists. For international cuisine, visit Quince. With its retro interiors and vibrant dishes, including Spanish and Middle East flavours, its best to book ahead as it can get rather busy.

For traditional Japanese dishes visit Mokkori, bursting with noodles and sauces to tantalise all taste buds. Open for lunch and dinner, you'll find this restaurant residing in Th Sukhumvit.

If you want to sample traditional Thai food then take a wander to Nay Hong. Its specialities include some of the best noodle dishes in the city, with a friendly atmosphere to welcome all visitors.

Things to do in Bangkok in December 

If you want to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the city, then a visit to Dusit Palace Park should be on your itinerary. Here, you'll be able to discover more about Thai royalty. Boasting cultural artefacts, you'll need to dress appropriately (sleeves and long trousers) as this is still a Royal building. You'll discover the Vimanmek Teak Mansion, with over 81 rooms, boasting antiques and royal objects. You'll also find the Ancient Cloth Museum residing close by and the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall, with beautiful Thai architecture.

If you want to relax in the outdoors, then Sanam Lang may be the place for you. The centrepiece for many royal processions, its best to visit the park when it's less crowded and not too hot. Enjoy a stroll around the surroundings and take stock of the landscapes.

December events in Bangkok

Public Holidays

Bangkok New Year’s Countdown

3rd December 2018 to 27th December 2018

Bangkok is said to be one of the best cities for New Year's Eve celebrations as it offers non-stop partying and bright fireworks display. One thing you should not miss is the biggest countdown event in Bangkok that happens in front of CentralWorld Square. However, if you would rather head out clubbing make sure to go to some of Bangkok's trendiest clubs and bars including Levels Club & Lounge, Demo, Slim & Fix and Ku De Ta.

Constitution Day

3rd December 2018 to 21st December 2018

This yearly event celebrates the advent of the regime of Constitutional Monarchy in Thailand. On this day, all citizens of Thailand express together their gratitude to the king who graciously granted them an opportunity to take part in governing the country.

The King’s Birthday

17th December 2018 to 27th December 2018

It is a national event held all across the country, celebrating His Majesty the King's birthday, where the streets are filled with colourful flags and decorations.

Culture

Christmas Festivities

3rd December 2018 to 28th December 2018

The city is turned into a magical place, illuminated with Christmas lights attached to almost anything, like in buildings, trees, lamp poles, and bridges. It is also the busiest day in shopping malls and centers where people gather to buy presents and food. Hotels are usually fully booked at this time of year, so if you are thinking of visiting Bangkok over the festive period make sure to book early.

Trooping the Colours

10th December 2018 to 25th December 2018

This is a formal ceremony held a few days prior to the King’s birthday where the Royal Guards march past both the King and Queen, watched by enormous crowds at the Royal Plaza. The event is modeled after the British version of the Trooping of the Colours, including marching bands and all members of the armed forces getting involved including the Royal Thai Air Force, the Royal Thai Army and the Royal Thai Navy.

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