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Is it true that Bangkok can be very cold in winter? If so,when would it be very cold and how cold can it be?

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    Where have you heard that? I suppose it depends a bit on where you come from/your frame of reference but generally it's not cold, let alone very cold at any time of the year. Not sure "winter" is the right word, incidentally, it's not a four-season temperate climate. – Relaxed Jul 22 '16 at 5:50
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    I doubt any country in the tropics is cold unless you increase the altitude. – DumbCoder Jul 22 '16 at 8:28
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    @hippietrail Bangkok is 5m over sea level. But otherwise agreed, people have quite different comfort zones. Judging from the answers, Bangkok's coldest days are warmer than normal days in temperate summers, though. – Chieron Jul 22 '16 at 9:49
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    @LưuVĩnhPhúc: For starters, countries which have tropical parts and non tropical parts. Australia, for instance. – hippietrail Jul 22 '16 at 11:55
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    how could you not find any information on that subject? like, basically, the wikipedia article on bangkok, section climate? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangkok#Climate – njzk2 Jul 22 '16 at 15:39
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My favourite resource for such questions is weatherspark, which tells me that for Bangkok:

Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 23°C to 35°C and is rarely below 20°C or above 36°C.

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The cold season lasts from November 18 to January 31 with an average daily high temperature below 32°C. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 23°C and high of 32°C.

Which for me is 'not very cold', but your internal thermostat may be set differently...

  • I think they meant "the 'cold' season". – chepner Jul 22 '16 at 20:39
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This link tells me that Bangkok has cool weather between December and February. (not cold or freezing). This link has preserved the temperature data over the last few years in Bangkok city. Since you did not mention which month you will be going, I suggest you feed in the month data and choose the year and see how it was.

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    Here "cool" means "some days in the evening it may drop below 20C," which is 68F. – Colin McLarty Jul 22 '16 at 11:57
  • Yeah Bangkok's evening "winter" temperatures are higher than Northern Europe's summer temperatures... it's the middle of July, at the hottest time of the day, and it's 19c here. 20c and below is just about the point where you might want to wear trousers instead of shorts – Jon Story Jul 22 '16 at 13:37
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Not very cold. As a Thai living in Bangkok I would say that central Thailand rarely has cold winter. Normally, it is above 15°C throughout winter and above 25 downtown (last year was an exception as downtown Bangkok reached 16). I think the weather won't be your problem if you plan to visit central Thailand in the winter.

  • Honestly, temperatures like that would certainly be a problem for me. – Cubic Jul 22 '16 at 19:50

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