The weather in Phuket in July is increasingly wet, but you can still enjoy a nice beach holiday with plenty of sunshine. The southwest monsoon season is now in full swing, with 264.2mm of rain arriving over about 17 days, but it mostly falls in sudden and short-lived bursts and mostly at night. Between these deluges you can still enjoy bright, sunny days, with the average temperatures at 27.8°C (82°F) and 73% humidity making it feel hotter still. For surfers, the sea off the west coast is getting rougher as the wind from that direction strengthens and the number of windy days increases. Water temperatures are around 30°C (86°F).
Things to Do in Phuket in July
5 Best Surf Spots in Phuket
Surfing in Phuket is a great low-season activity. From April to November Phuket’s west-coast beaches are too dangerous to swim at, and red flags are placed to remind reckless swimmers that it is not a good idea to defy the dangerous rips and currents. At this time of year Phuket’s shores belong to surfers and body-surfers who, with their equipment, take considerably less risk when frolicking in the water.
Most of Phuket west coast beaches are surfed during low season. Even though the waves are not as impressive as in Hawaii, Sidney or Biarritz, you can still have a lot of fun surfing Phuket’s waves; here are the five favourite surf spots in Phuket: Kata Beach, Kalim Beach, Kamala Beach, Surin Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Check them out below and remember: "If it swells, ride it!"
Kathu Festival in Phuket
Kathu Festival, or the ‘Kathu Street Culture Festival’as it is known in full, is a rather new event compared to other well-known festivals on the island but it’s getting popular and draws a bigger and bigger crowd each year of its existence. Spectators will enjoy checking out the street stalls, stage shows, live music, exhibitions and Thai traditional children’s games.
This all takes place because the folks at Kathu want to celebrate and promote their traditions and customs as well as pass them on to the next generations.
- Opening Hours: Best time to go: After 17:30
- Location: Around Kathu market, one of the biggest markets on the island, which is located on Wichit Songkram Road. Kathu is roughly halfway between Patong and Phuket Town.