Weather in January in Thailand

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are 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 in Thailand in January ranges from pleasant to perfect depending on the destination.

January has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from warm in Chiang Rai with 29°C (83°F) to very warm temperatures in Nakhon Sawan with 33°C (91°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 20°C (67°F) in Nakhon Sawan and 13°C (55°F) in Chiang Rai. Temperatures can be very high, so be prepared and make sure to pack light clothes.

Precipitation ranges from almost non in Mae Sariang with 2mm (0.1inch) rainfall to high in Narathiwat with 103mm (4.1inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 273 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 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 warm 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 warm 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 warm 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 warm 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 Pattaya South

In January Pattaya South generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°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
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
225 hours 
8mm / 0.3inch 
2 days 
31°C / 87°F 
23°C / 73°F 
230 hours 
15mm / 0.6inch 
2 days 
31°C / 88°F 
25°C / 76°F 
212 hours 
15mm / 0.6inch 
3 days 
Climate in Pattaya South

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.

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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