January 2018 has just passed. This blog post aims to tell you how the weather in Bangkok, Thailand in January 2018 was in order for you to use it as a reference when planning a trip to visit Bangkok in January in the later years.
In Thailand, January is the cool season. In Bangkok, during January the temperature is about 20-25 degrees Celsius in some days and almost 30 degrees Celsius in many days. The weather is normally perfect for wandering around.
For January 2018, the weather was not that cold and not that hot. On the second week the temperature dropped to about 25 degrees Celsius for 3-4 days. Then, the rest of the month the temperature was about 28-33 degrees Celsius. The weird thing was on the fourth week, I felt like there was a lot of mist in the air. Well, from the news, it turned out to be air pollution which exceeded health safety levels. We were advised to wear face mask when going outside. However, I did not see people do so. Seems like the air quality in Bangkok is getting worse day by day. Sigh
If you plan to visit Bangkok in January, I recommend you to prepare light-weight clothing, sunscreen, umbrella (to protect the sunshine), and so on. There is a chance that the temperature will drop, so it is good to prepare a jacket too. In my opinion, January is one of the good months to visit Bangkok because it is usually not that hot and you don’t have to suffer from the heat.
Happy traveling Bangkok!