Phuket Weather Forecasts
When is the Best Time to Go to Phuket
Phuket has a tropical monsoonal climate. It's warm all year round, but the two periods of April-May and September-October are the hottest. The September-October period is also the wettest due to the southwest monsoon.
Phuket is blessed by being in a temperate zone. Even though typhoons and tropical storms occasionally batter Hong Kong and the Philippines, Phuket enjoys mild weather and while the heavier rains in September and October can disrupt things a little, it's rare that the island has several consecutive days of heavy rain.
Best Time to Go to Phuket
The best time to visit Phuket is during the cool NE monsoon season, from December through March, when it isn't so humid, and the cool breezes keep things comfortable. The average temperature is around 75F to 89F (24C to 32C). Note that lately, as almost everywhere in the world, weather is unpredictable.
Hottest Time in Phuket
The hottest time is from April through May with temperatures ranging from 80F to 95F (27C to 36C). There are frequent short heavy thundery showers, offering welcome relief from the temperature and humidity. The Thai New Year occurs (Songkran Festival) on April 13th and everyone sprinkles (or throws) cool water on each other. No wonder!
Locals enjoy June, July and August since the weather is usually fine and the island's favourite haunts remain uncrowded. The usual pattern is brief but heavy showers, with plenty of sunshine between downpours. Everything is a little less expensive at this time of year, as well. Temperatures range between 70F and 90F (20C to 33C).
During September and early October locals start to remember their umbrellas. This makes an ideal time to visit abroad. One consolation for those who remain is that the beaches, outdoor restaurants and streets are relatively quieter. And even at this time, there are still long intervals of sunshine between the heavy showers.
Recommended Hotels for Low Season
If there is such a thing as the definitive shopping hotel in Phuket it have to be Millennium Resort. Practically joined at the hip with the huge Jungceylon shopping mall, Millennium offers all the facilities of a top resort, with rooftop swimming pools, an ultra-modern fitness room, a top-quality spa, four food & beverage outlets, and more. Read More...
Thanyapura does not do things by halves. This 77-room sports hotel has a long list of world-class facilities, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, four Plexi-cushion indoor tennis courts, two outdoor courts, floodlit football pitch, basketball and handball courts, a 900sqm state-of-the-art fitness room and much much more. Read More...
Marriott has all the bases covered for an active holiday, regardless of weather conditions. Just how Marriott has managed to keep the personal touch in such large grounds is a mystery, yet also a welcome surprise. The Marriott is directly adjacent to Mai Khao Beach in northwest Phuket next to a protected sea turtle area. Read More...
Sunwing Resort Kamala Beach is a four-star, family-friendly hotel on the absolute beachfront in Kamala Beach on Phuket Islands verdant and lush west coast. Here, you will be happy to find children's cutlery and crockery, non-slip bath mats, lockable drawers, plastic potty, and a host of child-friendly amenities and safety features. Read More...
Moevenpick Phuket is a place to go to unwind, to simply relax and absorb the peace and calm that pervades this beautiful environment. The resorts spa is a model of classic lines and offers some of the best treatments to be had on the island along with couples-friendly suites. Read More...
- Rafting & Elephant Trekking
- Cruise on the June Bahtra to Phang Nga Bay
- Phi Phi Island by Speedboat
- Phuket Fantasea Show
- 4 in 1 Safari with Junk Cruise
- Phang Nga by speed boat + Canoe
- Bamboo Rafting or River Canoeing + Elephant Trekking + Elephant Bathing
- Krabi Highlights by Speedboat
- Khaosok Discovery (Canoe)
- Hong by Starlight with John Gray Sea Canoe