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). 

Low Season

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.

Anyway, plenty of low season activities, both water- and land-based, are available on Phuket during this wettest part of the summer season. Read More...

Recommended Hotels for Low Season

Millennium Resort Patong Phuket
Millennium Patong Patong Beach -

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 Sports Hotel
Thanyapura Sports Hotel Phuket Airport -

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...

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Phuket Mai Khao -

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
Sunwing Resort Kamala Kamala Beach -

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 Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket
Mövenpick Resort Karon Karon Beach -

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...

Best Tours on a Rainy Day

Phuket Cookery School Pum's Cooking School

Do you love the exotic flavours of Thai food? Would you like to learn the secrets of authentic Thai cooking? What better place than right here in Phuket. Courses range from simple introductions giving you a taste of the basics of Thai cooking all the way to intensive classes that can turn you into a Master Chef.  Read More...

Zorbing at Rollerball in Phuket Zorbing at Rollerball

Zorbing is a fun activity for the whole family. Located near Lim’s restaurant on the hills overlooking Kalim Beach, participants at Zorbing at Rollerball descend a 190m hill track (one of the longest tracks in the world!) Read More...

Phang Nga Nature Tour Phang Nga Nature Tour

Enjoy a whole new experience in beautiful Phang Nga Province that involves bamboo rafting or river canoeing as well as bathing an elephant – all surrounded by unforgettable natural scenery. Read More...

Hong Daytrip Kayaking by Starlight Hong by Starlight

The perfect opportunity to canoe in Phang Nga and get the best of both worlds - by day and night. Starting after lunch, explore the limestone caves, which can only be entered by canoe. Read More...

Things to Do in Phuket When it Rains

Phuket Spas Spas in Phuket

Most major hotels offer traditional Thai massage as part of their health and fitness services, as do natural healing and spa centres where treatments are derived from holistic therapies. Read More...

Jungceylon Shopping Mall Phuket Jungceylon Shopping Mall

Located downtown, diagonally opposite Bangla Road, the Jungceylon Shopping Complex has radically changed the face of shopping in Patong. Read More...

Phuket Aquarium Phuket Aquarium

Located are the end of Cape Panwa, the Phuket Aquarium is open having undergone an 81-million-baht renovation. The aquarium's major attraction, is a new 10-meter-long glass tunnel. Read More...

Phuket Museums Phuket Museums

Phuket is steeped in history. From ancient times the island has been on well-established trade routes and thus frequented by traders , explorers and other, less than honest, travellers. Read More...

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