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Best time to visit Phuket, Thailand

Our verdict

The best time to visit Phuket is February-March

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Phuket such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, February-March is the best time of year to go.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 32℃ (90℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 25℃ (78℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 24℃ (75℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Phuket are usually in March, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. June sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in February instead.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Phuket. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

March

Phuket seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Phuket as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Phuket is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Phuket

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Phuket for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Phuket climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Phuket for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Phuket in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Phuket in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Phuket in February

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 14 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Phuket in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Phuket in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 89mm (4") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Phuket in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Phuket in April

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 129mm (5") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Phuket in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Phuket in May

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 153mm (6") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Phuket in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Phuket in June

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 178mm (7") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Phuket in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Phuket in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 177mm (7") over 23 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Phuket in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Phuket in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 162mm (6") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Phuket in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Phuket in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 136mm (5") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Phuket in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Phuket in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 160mm (6") over 24 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Phuket in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Phuket in November

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 150mm (6") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Phuket in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Phuket in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 112mm (4") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Phuket in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Phuket is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Phuket is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Phuket is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Phuket, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in March are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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