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Phuket – Best time to go

Best time to visit

Our favourite time to visit Phuket is from December to March when there’s less chance of rain, the air isn't too humid and cool breezes keep temperatures comfortable. This is high season in Phuket, so there’s plenty to see and do. 

The best time to book your holiday in Phuket is from December to March.

The weather is less predictable in April and November and much wetter from May to October, with higher humidity, hotter temperatures, and rougher seas.

Maximum Daytime Temperature – 34°C

Minimum Night Time Temperature – 22°C

Average rainfall – 42.5mm per month

Average daylight hours – 8 hours

 What’s the weather like in Phuket from December to March?

Phuket’s climate is tropical, with December to March being the driest months and having the lowest humidity. Temperatures average at a pleasant 27°C to 29°C and are unlikely to drop below 22°C at night.

 Why visit Phuket from December to March?

  • Warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine mean ideal weather for lazy days on the beach
  • Chinese New Year falls in January or February, accompanied by processions and entertainment, as well as a colourful festival in Phuket Old Town
  • Calm seas create the best conditions for swimming, snorkelling, and boat trips
  • Clear blue skies are the perfect backdrop to Phuket’s many beautiful sights

 

Best times to visit

Dry Season

Phuket’s dry season stretches from November to April. The climate is at its best at this time, with hot but comfortable temperatures, gentle breezes, calm seas and clear blue skies. Weather can be harder to predict in November and April.  

Rainy Season

From May to October, Phuket sees a rise in rainfall, temperatures and humidity, as well as rougher seas. But there are still plenty of dry spells and rain rarely lasts all day. Holidays are great value at this time too. 

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
32ºC
40mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
33ºC
30mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
34ºC
40mm

Average weather in April

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
33ºC
150mm

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
32ºC
200mm

Average weather in June

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
32ºC
240mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
31ºC
300mm

Average weather in August

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
31ºC
260mm

Average weather in September

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
30ºC
400mm

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
31ºC
280mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
31ºC
200mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
31ºC
60mm