The weather in Phuket in February is excellent, with the lowest rainfall of the year. It is a part of the high season, only just less popular than January, so expect the island to be busy with people enjoying the average temperatures of 28.7°C (83.7°F). The 30.5mm of rain falls mostly over two or three evenings and very rarely during the nearly cloudless days. Humidity is at its lowest at a comfortable average of 63%, with cooling breezes from the east. The seas around Phuket are generally calm and, at 29°C (84°F), almost like a pleasant bath!
Things to Do in Phuket in February
Chinese New Year
Get ready for noisy firecrackers, colourful processions and local entertainment as the Phuket enters the Year of the Horse this February. Vibrant celebrations and super shopping bargains abound as Phuket's local Chinese community prepares for its most important festival.
Adding to the celebrations is the Old Phuket Festival, held in the old Sino-Portuguese quarter of Phuket Town each year. Entertainment and highlights like the Dragon Procession promise a kaleidoscope of colour in the streets during the two-day festival.
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Phuket Old Town Festival
Phuket has many festivals each year and one of the most cherished newer celebrations is the Phuket Old Town Festival that follows Chinese New Year. Phuket’s Old Town Festival is held in the historical centre of the Old Town along Thalang, Krabi, and Phuket Roads and during the festival, roads around the Old Town, including Thalang, Krabi, Dibuk, Phang Nga, Thepkrassatri and Phuket, are turned into walking streets.
There’s so much to do during this festival, including rickshaw rides, a Phuket Baba Light Show, cultural parades, Chinese folk dancing troupes performing, free boat rides along central canals and much, much more. You’ll also find colourful happenings such as Chinese Dragon dancing at the Queen Sirikit Park along New Dibuk Road.