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Visiting Thailand in January

January is one of the best months to visit Thailand for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

January has average maximum temperatures of 31°C (88°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 56% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.5 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 7.6cm (3.0inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 5.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a very warm 27°C (81°F). January is an excellent month for swimming in Thailand with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Also consider visiting Thailand in one of the other best months of February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Can you sunbathe in Thailand in January?

Yes, January is a good time for sunbathing in Thailand.

January has average maximum temperatures of 31°C (88°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 56% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.5 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 7.6cm (3.0inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 5.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Thailand in January?

Yes, January is an excellent month for swimming in Thailand with very warm sea temperatures 27°C (81°F).

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in Thailand?

Yes, January is a great time for a holiday in Thailand.

January has average maximum temperatures of 31°C (88°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 56% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.5 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 7.6cm (3.0inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 5.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a very warm 27°C (81°F). January is an excellent month for swimming in Thailand with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Thailand warm in January?

Yes, Thailand is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in January.

The average maximum temperature in Thailand in January is 31°C (88°F). The average maximum temperature is 31°C (87°) in the previous month and 32°C (90°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Thailand in January is 27°C (81°F). The average temperature is 27°C (81°F) in the previous month and 28°C (83°F) in the next month.

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Thailand in January?

The average day light hours per day in Thailand in January are 11.6. The sunshine percentage is 56% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Thailand in January

The average maximum temperature in Thailand in January is 31°C (88°F). The average maximum temperature is 31°C (87°F) in the previous month and 32°C (90°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Thailand in January is 27°C (81°F). The average temperature is 27°C (81°F) in the previous month and 28°C (83°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Thailand in January is 24°C (76°F). The minimum temperature is 24°C (76°F) in the previous month and 25°C (76°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Thailand in January

During January the average day light hours are 11.6 per day in Thailand. The sunshine percentage is 56% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Thailand in January is typically 11.5 during January. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Thailand in January

The average sea water temperature in Thailand in January is 27.4°C (81.3°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Thailand in January

The average total rainfall in Thailand in January is 7.6cm (3.0inches) and on average there are 5.9 rainy days in January making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Thailand in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Thailand in January is 23°C (74°F) which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 24°C (74°F) in the previous month and 24°C (24°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Thailand in January is typically 87.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.4% in the previous month and 88% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Thailand in January is typically 72.3%. The average relative humidity is 74.7% in the previous month and 70.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Thailand in January

The average maximum wind speed in Thailand in January is typically 21KM/H (13MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 21KM/H (13MPH) in the previous month and 22KM/H (14MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Thailand in January is typically 10KM/H (6MPH). The average wind speed is 10KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 11KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Thailand in January is from the East-Southeast.

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