Phuket is Thailand’s largest Island, and one of its’ most popular tourist destinations. It is in Southern Thailand, on the western side facing the Andaman Sea coastline. If you are planning on traveling to Phuket, it is good to know what you are in for, weather wise. Although Phuket is an all year holiday destination, the are 2 main season; the rainy or wet season, and the dry season. These 2 seasons are dictated by the yearly change in the prevailing monsoon winds.
The southwest monsoon winds affect the island from May all through to October, bringing periods of rain. During this summer monsoon season, mornings and afternoons are usually still sunny, but it then tends to rain in the evening. From November to February, the north east monsoon winds become predominant, leading to the sunny months; this is also the driest time of year, and Phuketâ€™s high season for visitors/tourists. This is the best time to spend your days relaxing on any one of the beautiful beaches in Phuket. You can also enjoy the many water sports available since the seas are calm during this season. March and April months also have similar conditions; they have good weather, but with fewer visitors.
If you are one of the adventurous travelers who likes sea diving, November all through to April are the very best months for sea diving in Phuket Island; with November and December being the best months of all. To enjoy the very best of Phuket Island, you should consider checking in at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Spa. It is located right on the beach, and offers very panoramic views of the sea and the islands beyond.
Daily temperature averages fall within 25 to 30 degree Celsius range all throughout year, with the humidity levels ranging at 80 or more for most of the year. The average high temperatures can range from 30C to 31C in September to December, and peak at 33C to 34C in March and April. The average lows are in the mid 20’s all throughout the year.