Bangkok in November: weather and travel tips

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updated 30.11.2023

Wondering about the weather in Bangkok in November? Read on for a run-down of everything you need to know. Here we cover everything from average air and sea temperatures, to what to expect in terms of costs and crowds, and what to wear.

Is November a good time to visit Bangkok?

November is a good time to visit Bangkok. The weather is generally pleasant, with humidity reducing and rainfall decreasing. This creates ideal conditions for active holidays and sightseeing. 

November falls during the high tourist season in Thailand, providing colourful cultural events, bustling markets and a lively atmosphere. However, as this is a popular time amongst tourist, accommodation and airfares can be more expensive.

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Thailand, Bangkok, Wat Pho temple

Thailand, Bangkok, Wat Pho Temple © Shutterstock

Air & sea temperatures in Bangkok in November

The weather in Bangkok in November is pleasant, with average daytime temperatures ranging from 25 to 32°C (77°F - 89.6°F). Evenings can be a little cooler, making for comfortable conditions for outdoor activities and walks.

Although Bangkok is inland and landlocked, you can consider the nearby coastal areas of Thailand for a beach holiday. For example, the Gulf of Thailand, including Pattaya, has sea temperatures of 28°C to 30°C (82°F - 86°F) in November and is perfect for water activities and beach holidays.

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Temple feature Bangkok

Golden sculptures in Bangkok, Thailand @ Shutterstock

Average rainfall in November

Bangkok receives relatively little rainfall in November. The average monthly rainfall is around 80-100 mm (3-4 inches), with occasional short and weak showers. Although this is generally a drier period, occasional rainfall is still possible, so it's a good idea to bring an umbrella or mackintosh when exploring the city.

For more details on the weather in Thailand around the year, read up on the best time to visit Thailand.

What about the crowd & cost?

November sees a gradual increase in the number of tourists in Bangkok, but it is generally a less crowded month than the peak tourist season from December to February. This makes it a great time to visit if you prefer a more relaxed and comfortable holiday. 

In addition, hotel and flight prices tend to be more affordable during this season, providing better value for money. Although November is not as budget-friendly as the rainy season, it strikes a balance between cost, number of tourists and pleasant weather, making it a favourable choice for many travellers.

Set on taking an autumn break? For further inspo, discover more of the best places to visit in November.

Sukhumvit road center of business in Bangkok city downtown Thailand © Shutterstock

Sukhumvit Road, the centre of business in Bangkok City, Thailand © Shutterstock

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The world’s most fascinating streets: Khao San road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.  © Shutterstock

Tips for travelling to Bangkok in November

As you prepare for your November visit to Bangkok, remember a few important Thailand travel tips to make the most of your journey.

What to wear in Bangkok in November

When visiting Bangkok in November, the most important thing is to dress comfortably and be prepared for the city's warm and moderately humid weather. 

For daytime walks, light, breathable cotton or linen clothing is ideal. Take care of comfortable shoes, which are essential for walking in the city. If you plan on visiting temples and religious sites, modest clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is absolutely essential.

Also, don't forget your sun protection: sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the strong sun. Although November is usually dry, you should bring a light mackintosh or umbrella just in case. 

Start sightseeing early in the morning

When visiting popular destinations like Bangkok in November, sightseeing is best started early in the morning. Despite the beautiful weather in Bangkok in November, during this season, some attractions can get very crowded as the day progresses. 

If you start your sightseeing in the morning, you can not only avoid the crowds of tourists but also take advantage of the cooler temperatures, which will make visiting temples, markets and other sites more enjoyable.

Beware of fraud

When exploring tourist areas, be careful not to fall victim to scammers. Use licensed taxis and be wary of people who may offer unsolicited assistance or seem overly pushy. Vigilance will help ensure a safe and enjoyable stay in Bangkok.

Demon Guardian in Wat Phra Kaew Grand Palace, Bangkok © Shutterstock

Demon Guardian in Wat Phra Kaew Grand Palace, Bangkok © Shutterstock

What to do in Bangkok in November

While going on a trip, one must consider the weather in Bangkok in November and the nuances that this month brings. To not miss any highlights, also read our list of the best things to do in Thailand at any time of year.

Enjoy the Loy Krathong Festival

In mid-November, the Loy Kratong festival is a must-see. This charming Thai tradition consists of beautifully crafted floating lanterns floating on rivers and reservoirs. As they float away, they symbolise getting rid of negativity and honouring the water spirits.

Try Thai street food

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Bangkok by experiencing its vibrant street food scene. From the iconic pad thai and delicious mango sticky rice to an array of mouth-watering skewers, the city's street vendors offer a delightful adventure for your taste buds.

Visit the Chatuchak weekend market

Visit the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market, a vast and bustling market offering an astounding variety of goods. From trendy clothes and vintage treasures to gourmet street food, this market is a shopaholic's paradise.

Take a day trip to Ayutthaya

Embark on a fascinating day trip to Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with historic ruins. Just a short drive from Bangkok, Ayutthaya offers a glimpse into Thailand's rich past. Explore the remains of majestic temples, towering stupas and intricately carved statues that tell the city's rich history.


Marble Temple, Bangkok, Thailand @ Shutterstock

Planning your November trip to Bangkok

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