May 2017 has just passed and this blog post is aimed to tell you how the weather in Bangkok, Thailand was in May 2017. You can use this information as a guide, if you plan to visit Bangkok in May in the years to come.
In Thailand, May is the first month of rain season. The rain here typically falls hard. Usually we all wait for the rain because of the heat for months. However, heavy rain brings chaos and traffic jams, especially if it rains in the morning and in the evening 20 minutes on the road could become hours.
For May 2017, in Bangkok it rained hard almost everyday. So, the temperature dropped to about 27 degrees Celsius. There were nights that it rained all night and in the morning we found out that it did flood in many areas in Bangkok. On that day, the traffic was so bad and many office workers came late to the office.
If you plan to visit Bangkok in May, don’t forget to pack an umbrella or a raincoat. There are chance that you will need it. Besides, prepare a flexible itinerary that allows you to visit an indoor places on a rainy day. Well, please bear in mind that for some years in May it was still hot and no rain. So, at the same time, pack the sunscreen protection too.
All in all, I would say that May is not a good month to visit Bangkok. If you can choose, November to February period is recommended.
Happy traveling Bangkok!