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Old 02-24-2013, 03:22 AM
 
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Recently went to Bangkok and I think the 'average' temperatures in the guidebook etc are misleading.

They say it is 34 degrees in the hot season and 32 degrees in the cool season. However the *actual* temperatures in real life are far more horiffic. This page has the temps:

Climate in BANGKOK in April 2012 - Historical weather records

It is actually more like 37 in the hot season (april) and 34 in the cool season (Dec). Maybe the averages come from a long time ago and there are more air-con exhaust boxes heating the place up or something???
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:58 AM
 
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Also it could've just been hot when you were there. But yeah, global warming and all that...

I was there in December, still hot but not that hot and pleasantly dry.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:13 AM
 
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Bangkok regularly hits 37 C in April. Everyone I know who went there in April said they will never go back to Bangkok in the hot season. It's also why they need to cool off by throwing water at each other during Songkran (mid-April).
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:47 PM
 
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The heat in Bangkok is quite oppressive. I have visited several times and the heat and humidity makes me feel lethargic.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:03 AM
 
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Almost passed out on the back of a motorbike taxi while waiting for the traffic light on Sukhumvit rd (in front of Terminal 21) last year in April, it felt like a sauna after walking a marathon, it's because you have so many cars, motorbikes etc. in a traffic jam almost 24/7 there and because of the BTS Skytrain the heat can't go away. Heard it was 38 degrees that day but i'm not sure.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:44 AM
 
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Well, it's the tropics with little air circulation.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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Love the Bangkok heat <3 But it does make me very sleepy!! O__O [and lazy]
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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Yes, the traffic makes traffic congestion here in the US seem "light", by comparison.

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Almost passed out on the back of a motorbike taxi while waiting for the traffic light on Sukhumvit rd (in front of Terminal 21) last year in April, it felt like a sauna after walking a marathon, it's because you have so many cars, motorbikes etc. in a traffic jam almost 24/7 there and because of the BTS Skytrain the heat can't go away. Heard it was 38 degrees that day but i'm not sure.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:40 AM
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Bangkok needs more trees. Even Singapore feels hot with its city greening project.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:46 AM
 
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Bangkok needs more trees. Even Singapore feels hot with its city greening project.
It does, although Bangkok can never be as lush as Singapore or KL because they have equatorial climates with rain all year round.
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