Weather in Phuket

Phuket is an island in the Andaman Sea waters off the west coast of Southern Thailand.

Phuket has only two seasons - wet season and dry season

Dry Season

Dry season lasts from November to April on Thailand's largest island. Weather conditions are at their best in Phuket from November to March, when a cooling wind keeps the heat at bay and humidity level is low here. From March to May the temperature rises as the cooling wind departs and the humidity rises.

Wet Season

In April monsoonal weather usually arrives and wet season starts, which is expected to last until October. Peak rainfall levels in Phuket are usually experienced in September and October. Outside of these months, the rain can often come in a short, heavy shower, usually in the afternoon.

Best Time for a Trip

For the best time to visit Phuket check island's monthly weather ratings.

★★★★★ - January
★★★★★ - February
★★★★☆ - March
★★★☆☆ - April
★★★☆☆ - May
★★★☆☆ - June
★★★☆☆ - July
★★☆☆☆ - August
★★☆☆☆ - September
★★☆☆☆ - October
★★★☆☆ - November
★★★★★ - December

Phuket has similar weather conditions with other West coast destinations throughout the year as they all experience the impact of the Andaman sea. Temperatures and weather conditions in these locations might differ a bit in short term but in long term it's not notable so you can easily combine a visit to Phuket with other nearby destinations like Koh Phi Phi or Krabi.


You are planning to continue your trip up north or to visit island on the East Coast after visiting Phuket? Check when is the best time to visit Thailand's other destinations and choose destination with the best possible weather conditions.