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Phuket climate: when to go to Phuket

The island of Phuket has a tropical wet monsoon climate, with constant temperatures throughout the year, humidity, heat and heavy rains, and with two distinct seasons regulated by the monsoon.

Because of the location of the island next to the equator, temperatures are warm all year round, with average maximum temperatures ranging between 34°C in March and 31°C of the cooler months between July and December, average minimum temperatures have negligible variations between 24°C and 25°C all year round.

The monsoon blows between May and October, bringing heavy rain, this is the season of monsoon rains, on the island of Phuket falling on average more than 2,200 mm of rain per year. The wettest month is September, the island has 170 days of rain per year. The dry season begins in December and ends in March, the months of January and February are those with less rain, Phuket has 2,527 hours of sunshine a year.

The temperature of the sea on the island of Phuket varies between 28°C in December and January and 30°C for the months between April and June.


The best time for a trip to Phuket and other Thai islands of the Andaman Sea are the months between December and March.


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PHUKET (3 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 24,5 32,7 30,3  4,6
February 24,9 33,6 23,9  3,1
March 25,4 34,0 73,5  6,7
April 25,8 33,9 142,9  11,8
May 25,6 32,8 259,5  18,8
June 25,5 32,4 213,3  18,2
July 25,1 32,0 258,2  19,6
August 25,3 32,0 286,8  19,0
September 24,6 31,5 361,2  22,1
October 24,5 31,5 320,1  22,5
November 24,7 31,7 177,4  15,4
December 24,4 31,7 72,4  9,3
YEAR 25,0 32,5 2219,5  171,1

Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 27
February 28
March 28
April 29
May 29
June 29
July 28
August 28
September 28
October 28
November 28
December 27

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