Phuket Weather in November

What is the weather like in Phuket in November

The weather in Phuket in November shows the clear signs of the rainy low season coming to an end and the sunny high season beginning. There are still around 14 days in the month which will be interrupted by one or two short but heavy showers dropping 298.3mm of rain, mostly at night. The reducing rainfall brings the temperatures up to 27.5°C (81.5°F) and, while the humidity starts to creep down, the 73% average will still feel quite sticky. Gentle breezes are mostly blowing out of the east, resulting in calmer seas at around 29°C (84°F) – perfect for Loy Krathong as well as for diving and snorkelling.

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Loy Krathong Festival

Thailand, is a spectacular place where magic and mystery can be found in many places. If you are here in November, this magic flourishes and there is one evening during the month that a truly mystical experience, can be had. On this particular night, on nearly every expanse of water, be it a river, lake or the ocean, you'll notice thousands of lights. Drifting across the water like fairy dreams. Gently flickering, dipping and dancing in the breeze as they go, making a spectacular sight.

This is Loi Krathong, Thailand's 'festival of lights'. Held yearly, on the evening of the twelfth lunar month, it is the time of year when the waters around the country become alive with candlelight and look not unlike massive fairy ballrooms. When staying in a coastal area, you can see these 'ballrooms' extending for miles out to sea. In fact, sailors, making their way towards the likes of Phuket, have reported seeing them close to the Similan Islands and beyond. See Event Calendar.

Similan Islands Reopens

Similan Islands are located just 84 km northwest of the bustling crowds of Phuket. Koh Similan is one of the best-known island groups in the Andaman Sea, largely because of the wonders that wait beneath the clear blue waters that surround it. Generally counted among the 10 most interesting dive areas in the world, this little archipelago has also become a favourite destination for yachts and tour boats. 

"Similan" is derived from the Malay sembilan, and means "nine". Each of the Similan Islands has a number as well as a name. These are, running from north to south: Koh Ba Ngu (No. 9), Similan (No. 8), Payu (No. 7), Miang (No. 4, No. 5 and, in some opinion, No. 6), Payan (No. 3), Payang (No. 2), and Hu Yong (No. 1). Hin Pousar, or "Elephant Head Rock", is alternatively designated No. 6 by some. Koh Bon, lying 17 nautical miles north of Ba Ngu, is part of the Similan National Park and may be granted honorary status as No. 10.

Please note that the Similan islands are officially open to the public from 15 October until 15 May, but dates may vary each year.

  • Opening Hours: open to the public from 15 October until 15 May, but dates may vary each year.
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