Thailand weather in January

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in January 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 January?

The weather conditions in Thailand in January range from pleasant to perfect depending on the destination.

You can expect very warm maximum average daytime temperatures of around 33°C (91°F) and nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) in Bangkok. These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

Precipitation in January ranges from moderate in Ao Phang Nga Marine national park with an average of 30mm (1.2inch) rainfall to high in Narathiwat with 103mm (4.1inch). It is also generally a sunny period with an average of 273 hours of sunshine in Bangkok during the entire 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 January

Find the average weather conditions in January 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 January for the 5 most popular destinations in Thailand?

Average weather in Bangkok

In January Bangkok generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°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 / 89°F 
22°C / 72°F 
262 hours 
8mm / 0.3inch 
1 day 
33°C / 91°F 
23°C / 73°F 
273 hours 
11mm / 0.4inch 
1 days 
33°C / 92°F 
25°C / 76°F 
250 hours 
23mm / 0.9inch 
2 days 
Climate in Bangkok

Average weather in Chiang Mai

In January Chiang Mai generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (59°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
29°C / 83°F 
16°C / 60°F 
259 hours 
18mm / 0.7inch 
1 day 
30°C / 85°F 
15°C / 59°F 
270 hours 
5mm / 0.2inch 
1 day 
33°C / 91°F 
16°C / 61°F 
259 hours 
10mm / 0.4inch 
1 day 
Climate in Chiang Mai

Average weather in Patong Beach

In January Patong Beach generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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 
200 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
9 days 
33°C / 91°F 
23°C / 73°F 
235 hours 
30mm / 1.2inch 
4 days 
34°C / 93°F 
24°C / 75°F 
220 hours 
22mm / 0.9inch 
3 days 
Climate in Patong Beach

Average weather in Hua Hin

In January Hua Hin generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°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 / 85°F 
23°C / 73°F 
264 hours 
8mm / 0.3inch 
1 days 
30°C / 86°F 
22°C / 72°F 
266 hours 
10mm / 0.4inch 
1 days 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
244 hours 
16mm / 0.6inch 
1 days 
Climate in Hua Hin

Average weather in Ao Nang Beach

In January Ao Nang Beach generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Ao Nang 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
31°C / 89°F 
22°C / 72°F 
181 hours 
68mm / 2.7inch 
10 days 
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 72°F 
200 hours 
32mm / 1.3inch 
5 days 
35°C / 94°F 
22°C / 72°F 
215 hours 
43mm / 1.7inch 
5 days 
Climate in Ao Nang Beach

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

Is January the best time to go to Thailand?

In our opinion January is one of the best times to visit Thailand with commonly perfect weather in Bangkok. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

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

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