Wet, Rainy season in Bangkok
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Bangkok's rainfall is, for the most part, confined to its wet season. This is the monsoon period, and it runs from June through October. The southwest monsoon sets in, blowing from the Indian Ocean and bringing with it tropical rain showers and some relief from the sweltering highs of the hot season. Temperatures dip into the mid twenties.
While it will rain on most days, it will rarely rain continuously; the rain falls in brief albeit heavy downpours, most often in the afternoon. When it rains, it pours! And the thunder and lightening can be pretty impressive. However, this tends to last for an hour or two, and is generally followed by sunshine. September is the wettest month of the year, and there may be occasional flooding, which tends to compound Bangkok's famous traffic jams.
The upside to the rainy season is that there are fewer tourists, and thus prices tend to drop. In particular, greater bargains are available on hotels.
Last Updated: 27 Feb 2008