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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.


Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Phuket:

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 32 23 9 6 28
February 33 23 9 4 29
March 33 24 9 5 29
April 33 24 8 10 29
May 32 24 6 18 29
June 31 24 5 18 29
July 31 24 6 17 29
August 31 24 6 18 29
September 31 24 5 19 29
October 31 24 6 20 29
November 31 24 7 17 29
December 31 23 8 12 28
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

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:

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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