Weather in December in Thailand

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in December in Thailand. Is this month a good time to go to Thailand? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Thailand in December?

The weather in Thailand in December ranges from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

December has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from warm in Chiang Rai with 27°C (81°F) to very warm temperatures in Chanthaburi with 32°C (90°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 22°C (71°F) in Chanthaburi and 14°C (56°F) in Chiang Rai. It is one of the coldest months of the year.

Precipitation ranges from almost non in Ubon Ratchathani with 1mm (0inch) rainfall to heavy in Narathiwat with 567mm (22inch) rainfall. December can be the driest month of the year. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 262 hours of sunshine in Bangkok during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Thailand.

Where to go in Thailand in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Thailand on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Thailand

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in Thailand?

Average weather in Bangkok

In December Bangkok generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Bangkok
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
234 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
6 days 
32°C / 89°F 
22°C / 72°F 
262 hours 
8mm / 0.3inch 
1 day 
January   >> January
>>  
33°C / 91°F 
23°C / 73°F 
273 hours 
11mm / 0.4inch 
1 days 
Climate in Bangkok

Average weather in Chiang Mai

In December Chiang Mai generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (83°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C (60°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Chiang Mai
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
19°C / 66°F 
218 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
4 days 
29°C / 83°F 
16°C / 60°F 
259 hours 
18mm / 0.7inch 
1 day 
January   >> January
>>  
30°C / 85°F 
15°C / 59°F 
270 hours 
5mm / 0.2inch 
1 day 
Climate in Chiang Mai

Average weather in Patong Beach

In December Patong Beach generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (76°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Patong Beach
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 89°F 
25°C / 76°F 
175 hours 
188mm / 7.4inch 
15 days 
32°C / 89°F 
25°C / 76°F 
200 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
9 days 
January   >> January
>>  
33°C / 91°F 
23°C / 73°F 
235 hours 
30mm / 1.2inch 
4 days 
Climate in Patong Beach

Average weather in Hua Hin

In December Hua Hin generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Hua Hin
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 75°F 
189 hours 
103mm / 4.1inch 
7 days 
30°C / 85°F 
23°C / 73°F 
264 hours 
8mm / 0.3inch 
1 days 
January   >> January
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
22°C / 72°F 
266 hours 
10mm / 0.4inch 
1 days 
Climate in Hua Hin

Average weather in Pattaya South

In December Pattaya South generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Pattaya South
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 87°F 
24°C / 75°F 
190 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
6 days 
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
225 hours 
8mm / 0.3inch 
2 days 
January   >> January
>>  
31°C / 87°F 
23°C / 73°F 
230 hours 
15mm / 0.6inch 
2 days 
Climate in Pattaya South

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Thailand.

Is December the best time to go to Thailand?

In our opinion December is one of the best times to visit Thailand with commonly perfect weather in Bangkok.

On average the best time to visit Thailand is in January and December with generally perfect weather in Bangkok. The worst months are May, August, September and October that can have poor weather conditions.

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