Bangkok weather in May (Bangkok Province, Thailand)

Curious about the May weather in Bangkok? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In May, Bangkok generally has very high temperatures and high rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 36°C. But by evening, they drop to around 28°C.

While these temperatures are typical, some days might be even hotter. Always be prepared for the unexpected spikes in warmth. Dressing in lightweight and breathable outfits will help you stay cool. Don't forget to stay hydrated and wear sun protection to handle the heat better.

Bangkok in May usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 136 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 14 days of rain.

With around 216 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Bangkok. January and December typically offer the best circumstances. While April, May, June and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Bangkok climate page with graphs.

 

Bangkok, monthly averages in May

Min Temperature 28°C  
Max Temperature 36°C  
Chance of Rain 48%  
Precipitation 136 mm  
Rainy days 14 days  
Humidity 75%  
Windspeed 4 km/h  
Sunshine 216 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Thailand in May

Find out more about the weather in Thailand in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Bangkok in May?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.

Swimming
9/10
Camping
7/10

Interested in more climate information?

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