Phuket Weather

Travel Guide and Tourist Information

22:17, 03rd October, 2018. (ICT)
Phuket, Thailand
Todays Weather
(updated every hour)
Current :
Temperature  29° C
Heat Index  36° C
Humidity  84%
Dewpoint  26° C
Wind  From the SW at 7 MPH
Pressure  29.74 in (1007 mb)
Conditions  Scattered Clouds
Sun Rise  19:12 (ICT)
Sun Set  19:12 (ICT)
Moon Phase 
Phuket, Thailand
22:17, 03rd October, 2018. (ICT)

The annual monsoon begins earlier (May) than in northern Thailand but generally ends late in October. Other than the period from 15 September to 15 October, when the rain falls steadily, most monsoon days are rain-free except for showers in the afternoon.

On April 10, 1689, the French general Desfarges led an expedition to re-capture the island of Phuket in an attempt to restore some sort of French control in Siam. The occupation of the island led nowhere, and Desfarges returned to Pondicherry in January 1690.

The best months are November through February when daytime and nighttime temperatures are low. In the hot season, afternoon temperatures can rise to 30-34 degrees C (86-93 degrees F) but are tempered by cool breezes and dip to tolerable levels at night. Temperatures range from a daytime high of 34 degrees C (93 degrees F) in the hot season to a nighttime low of 21 degrees C (70 degrees F) in the cool season. The water temperature never drops below 20 degrees C (68 degrees F).

Hot season
March to mid-May
24-34 degrees C (80-93 degrees F)

Rainy season
Mid-May to mid-November
23-32 degrees C (74-91 degrees F)

Cool season
November to February
21-33 degrees C (70-90 degrees F)

So the best time for a visit here would be during the cool season, but if you don't mind some rain (short showers during the day) and have in mind that it might be unsafe to swim (red flag on the beach), you can easily enjoy this island all year around.

PHUKET AVG. WEATHER INFO JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Daily max temperature (degrees C) 32 33 34 33 32 31 31 31 30 31 32 32
Nightly min temperature (degrees C) 21 23 24 26 25 24 24 24 23 24 23 21
Sea temperature (degrees C) 27 28 28 29 29 29 28 28 28 28 28 27
Sunshine duration (hours / day) 9 10 9 8 7 5 6 6 5 6 7 8
Precipitation in mm 40 25 56 126 320 289 295 276 361 349 183 60
Humidity (% relative) 58 56 58 65 73 74 75 74 78 76 72 63
Days with occasional rain 5 3 4 9 18 17 19 17 21 19 14 8
Days with thunderstorms 1 2 4 10 12 4 4 2 4 6 6 3

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