weather conditions are dominated by
monsoon winds that blow year round. It
is therefore always warm and humid. There
are two distinct seasons, rainy and dry.
rainy season begins in May and lasts
till October, during which the monsoon
blows from the southwest.
dry season is from November through
April, when the monsoon comes from the
Highest average temperatures, at
prevail during March. Lowest averages
occur in January, when nightly lows
dip to 22ºC.
a tropical monsoon 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.
best time to
visit Phuket is during the cool NE monsoon
season, from November though March,
when it isn't so humid, and the cool breezes
keep things comfortable. The average temperature
is around 75ºF to 89ºF (24ºC to 32ºC).
is from April through May, with temperatures
ranging from 80ºF to 95ºF (27ºC to 36ºC).
There are frequent short heavy thundery
showers, offering welcome relief from
the temperature and humidity. The Thai
New Year occurs on April 13th
and everyone sprinkles (or throws) cool
water on each other. No wonder!
June, July and August, since the weather
is usually fine and our 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
70ºF and 90ºF (20ºC to 33ºC).
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
uncluttered by visitors.
And even at this time, we still
get long intervals of sunshine between
the heavy showers. Plenty of low season
activities, both water- and land-based,
are still available on Phuket during this
wettest part of the summer season