Phuket Weather & Climate

Phuket enjoys a tropical monsoon climate and as the below chart indicates, there is not very much change to the average temperature through the year. However, the months of September and October tend to be called the monsoon season due to the heavier rainfall and humidity in this period. During this time humidity can be uncomfortable and most people will feel sticky and hot. Fortunately, the seaside location means that travellers can quickly cool off in the surrounding waters. When considering Phuket weather and climate, November to March are the most pleasant months in which to travel, enjoying comfortably warm temperatures and less rainfall.

The best time for surfing in Phuket is from April to September. It's important to note that this period is the hottest time of year for Phuket so it is worth remembering to pack sunscreen, hats and loose-fitting long sleeve garments. The west coast of Phuket has many beautiful beaches and headlands which provide excellent surfing opportunities for the adventure seekers among us. The east coast is not recommended for surfing as the beaches are muddy and support mangroves which protect the coastline from any incoming swells.

Year round, Phuket temperatures tend to fall between 25 and 34 degrees Celsius. Influenced by the tropical monsoon, Phuket's seasons are distinguished by the north-eastern winds that blow for 6 months before reversing from the southwest in the second half of the year. The best time to visit Phuket will depend on the kind of holiday you're seeking however during the rainy season, many of the crowds disappear causing prices to decrease and beaches to empty. As the rainy season is certainly not unpleasant it can be a great time to visit Phuket for those who wish to avoid the masses or are travelling on a smaller budget.

Month Average Temp C° Average Rainfall mm
January 26.9 35.0
February 27.6 30.7
March 28.3 38.8
April 28.5 163.2
May 28.1 348.2
June 28.3 212.8
July 27.8 263.0
August 28.0 262.6
September 27.2 419.3
October 27.1 305.4
November 27.0 207.3
December 26.0 52.0


Phuket Weather Overview

SEPT-OCT Rainy, Hot with High Humidity, Monsoon Period

NOV-MAR Most Pleasant, least amount of humidity and rainfall

APR-SEP Highest temperatures of the year