The climate of Phuket (Thailand)
Phuket is an island in the south western part of Thailand. This is one
of the most popular destinations in South-East Asia. It has many
beautiful beaches and excellent diving spots. The island offers a wide
range in hotels and resorts in the higher price-range, especially by
Thai standards. Many tourists are lured to this beautiful part of
Thailand by exotic names such as Patong Beach, Kamala Beach, Kata Noi,
Karon Noi and Bang Thao Beach.
The largest island in Thailand is situated in a part of Thailand that
has a tropical monsoon climate. Type Am according to the Köppen-Geiger
climate classification. During the day temperatures are between 30-34
degrees Celsius on average. During the night temperatures are between
23-24 degrees Celsius on average. Temperatures are very steady
throughout the year. However, spring is a little warmer than the rest
of the year. The temperature of the sea water is pleasant as well.
Temperatures of 28-29 degrees Celsius make for ideal diving, swimming
and snorkeling temperatures. Monsoon starts late April or early May.
Heavy rain storms are not uncommon during this period. Activities can
best be planned during the morning because most of the rain falls
during the late afternoon or in the evening. In Phuket about 2000
millimeters of rain falls on a yearly basis. During the second part of
November the south west monsoon ends. 8-9 hours of sunshine can be
expected. Chances of rain decrease very fast.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Phuket:
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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