Phuket Weather Forecast - Climate in Phuket
If you are busy booking one of our five star resorts in Phuket and need to know more about what weather, here is what to expect ? The climate and weather in Phuket is primarily the same tropical conditions you will experience anywhere when traveling in Thailand, but important to note, is that different areas or regions do not experience the same weather conditions or seasons during the same times of year. Rainy Season in Phuket does not mean rainy season in In Chiang Mai for instance. The best time to visit the island depend on personal preference and no bad time really exist. Unless you are here for some scuba diving and need calmer seas and clear underwater visibility, you can have a fabulous holiday any time of the year. Temperatures average anything from 24 to 32 degrees Celsius and water temperature a steady 27 to 28 degrees all year round.
November to March is regarded the best time to book Phuket accommodation. Temperatures are a cooler 29/30 degrees Celsius and the lower humidity brought about by cool breezes also make things more comfortable. A lower probability of rain exist during this time.
The hottest time in Phuket is March to end May, seeing temperatures as high as 36 degrees Celsius and a 27 degrees Celsius minimum. The heat is regularly interrupted by short thunder showers, bringing some relief from the high temperatures.
June to end October is regarded a lower season in terms of tourism due to this being the rainy season. The up-side is that the best Phuket hotels is much cheaper than during peak season. Short and heavy bursts of rainfall is experienced during this time with plenty of sunshine between showers. Still a good time to visit with temperatures varying between 20 to 32 degrees Celsius.
September to end October warm temperatures will be experienced, but this is the wettest time of the year. The thunder storms experienced during this time has a wonderful cooling effect and of course most importantly, much fewer tourists meaning much less crowded beaches, restaurants and bars and lower prices for everything. You will still experience plenty of sunshine to enjoy water and beach activities. Expect average temperatures around 32 degrees Celsius. Seas are rougher during this time and could see boat trips canceled to other islands. If island hopping is part of your plans, keep this in mind.
The fact is, in a tropical climate weather is tough to predict. You may visit Phuket between June and August for a week and not see one drop of rain, while during April there may be a shower or two, even though chances are fairly slim. Naturally, if you want to go scuba diving and need good underwater visibility, the best time would be November to April, which generally sees clear skies and flat calm sea conditions.