Koh Phangan Resorts - Climate and Weather
The tropical climate and weather on Koh Phangan bring warm and humid conditions all year round. The average temperature on Koh Phangan measured over 12 months is approximately 30 degrees Celsius. Water temperature is a steady 28 to 29 degrees Celsius.
Like the rest of Thailand, the weather on Koh Phangan is influenced by the monsoons and the island experiences its driest season from December to February, with very little if any rain. The average maximum temperature during this time vary between 30 and 32 degrees Celsius and the minimum average 23 degrees Celsius.
March to August is a great time to visit Koh Phangan if you enjoy higher temperatures. You can expect maximum temperatures of 30 to 35 degrees during this time and minimum temperatures during the evenings of between 27 and 32 degrees. You may experience a little rain during May and even some during June and July. Usually these are short bursts of rain followed by sunshine.
September through November sees the most rain or more accurately, the most regular showers. Temperatures are still warm and lots of sunshine are to be enjoyed. Maximum temperatures during this time average 31 degrees Celsius and minimum temperatures 24 degrees. This is also typically regarded the low season in terms of tourism, seeing lower Koh Phangan resort prices. On average, 250 mm of rain per month fall during this time with November seeing up to 300 mm.
The best time to visit Koh Phangan depends on your personal preference. The fact is, you could visit this island during the wet months and not have a single drop of rain during your entire stay, just as you could have a thunder storm or two during the dry months. Simply put, there is not really a bad time to visit Koh Phangan resorts.