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Expats relocating to the Thai capital should prepare for scorching weather in Bangkok, as it is one of the hottest cities in the world. With a tropical climate, Bangkok's daytime temperatures are commonly above 30°C (86°F) throughout the year.
Spring, which typically runs from March to May is the hottest and most humid time of the year. The rainy season runs from May to October with November to February being the driest time of year.
During the wet season, rain is common throughout the day, and it’s wise to invest in a good umbrella. The rainy season is often accompanied by monsoon winds that can lead to flooding in low-lying areas. Expats in Bangkok during this time of year are advised to follow all official safety regulations.
►For information on how to navigate the city, have a look at our Getting Around in Bangkok page.
What do expats say about the climate in Bangkok?
"I enjoyed the weather. It was hot, but I loved it." Learn more about living in Bangkok in our interview with American expat Mariposa.
"Beyond friends and family, I miss autumn the most. You don’t get the cold cheeks, crunching leaves, and hot chocolate here. There are certainly negatives to Bangkok. The heat can get oppressive and inescapable during summer." Read our interview with Canadian expat Greg to learn more about his experience of living in Bangkok.
Are you an expat living in Bangkok?
Expat Arrivals is looking for locals to contribute to this guide, and answer forum questions from others planning their move to Bangkok. Please contact us if you'd like to contribute.
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