Best Time To Visit Phuket
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Weather in Phuket
Mon, Sep 17 2018
27.4ºC | 24.28ºC
Rain in morning , afternoon and night and clouds in evening
Tue, Sep 18 2018
28.93ºC | 26.61ºC
Clouds from morning to night
Wed, Sep 19 2018
29.83ºC | 28.04ºC
Clouds in morning , afternoon and evening and rain in night
Thu, Sep 20 2018
27.76ºC | 25.7ºC
Clouds from morning to night
Fri, Sep 21 2018
28.03ºC | 24.31ºC
Rain from morning to night
Best Time To Visit Phuket
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
The best time to visit Phuket is during the dry and cool months from November to March. This is the peak tourist season and best suited for all kinds of water activities like swimming, snorkeling, and surfing. All the other months may be too hot and wet for any kind of activity. Phuket weather varies between warm, cool, and rainy. The summer months - March to April may be warm. May marks the beginning of the monsoon season which goes on up to October and the cold months are from November to February. Given below is some information about Phuket climate that helps tourist decide when should they visit Phuket for the most enjoyable vacation.
Climate in Phuket
Summer Season in Phuket
The summer season is from March to May. Summer in Phuket can be hot and humid. The average Phuket temperature is about 28°C and is quite humid. One can enjoy water activities in the months of March and April but the activities may be restricted in May due to the commencement of the rainy season. While Phuket in April can be hot, Songkran, Thailand’s water festival, is celebrated with a lot of fervor and is the biggest event of the year. It is a three-day festival during which everyone enjoys with their friends and family. Other activities that one can enjoy during Phuket travel in summer are swimming, boating, shopping, and sightseeing.
Monsoon Season in Phuket
Phuket Monsoon Season is from May to October. Due to high humidity and unpredictable Phuket rainfall, one may not be able to indulge in outdoor activities. Instead, indoor activities like spa, shopping, and clubbing can be taken up. The hotel rates and flight fares are cheaper during this time of the year. Phuket weather in June is rainy, and during this time, one can enjoy many other indoor activities like visiting the malls, aquarium, museums, and getting body massage or spa treatments.
To make the trip budget-friendly, the best month to visit Phuket is the beginning of November. The end of February or March are also great times to go for a pocket-friendly holiday. So, the beginning and the end of the peak tourist season when the ideal weather still persists and the rates of the hotels become cheaper by 40% to 50%. The fares of the flights during this time are also reasonable.
Winter Season in Phuket
Phuket winters are experienced from November to February, which is dry months and brings the best season to visit Phuket. This is the best time to travel to Phuket as one can enjoy all the activities to the fullest during this time of the year. Weather in December is the coldest, while the weather in February is the driest but pleasant. The average temperature varies from 23°C to 30°C. Being the peak tourist season, the hotel and flight fares are quite high, but they are worth it. Phuket winter is cold, making it the best season to enjoy or relax with friends and family.
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FAQ's of Phuket
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The best way to get around in Phuket is by hiring a car or a bike, because the local transportation like tuk-tuk and taxis may charge you more, and it might be difficult to bargain with them every time one has to travel from one place to another. However, understand all the traffic rules very well before going for the driving experience.
The plugs used in Phuket are mostly two round pins However, in some areas the two flat pins plug may be used like the ones in United States. The power supply is of 220V at 50Hz.
The best way to reach Phuket is by air. There are many flights available from some of the major cities of India like Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and New Delhi to Phuket International Airport. These flights consume less time and help in making your travel experience less tiring and within the budget.
The currency used in Phuket is Baht. $1 is equal to 30 Baht. However, many restaurants and stores accept credit cards. Money is required for local transportations and small markets.
The best time to visit Phuket is from November to February. The weather during this time is cold and dry, which makes Phuket suitable for all kinds of water sports and other activities. The vacation experience is enhanced as the humidity is very less, and the beaches are clean.
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