Best Time to Visit Phuket
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Best time to visit
Nov - Mar
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Weather in Phuket
Tue, Jan 15 2019
26.09ºC | 25.01ºC
Rain from morning to night
Wed, Jan 16 2019
29.26ºC | 25.72ºC
Clear in morning , rain from afternoon to evening and clouds in night
Thu, Jan 17 2019
28.57ºC | 26.85ºC
Clouds in morning and night and rain from afternoon to evening
Fri, Jan 18 2019
29.11ºC | 26.73ºC
Clouds in morning , evening and night and rain in afternoon
Sat, Jan 19 2019
29.51ºC | 26.89ºC
Clouds in morning , rain from afternoon to evening and clear in night
Sun, Jan 20 2019
29.05ºC | 26.83ºC
Clear in morning and night and clouds from afternoon to evening
Best Time To Visit Phuket
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
The best duration to visit Phuket is during the dry and cool months from November to April. This is the peak tourist season and best suited for all kinds of water activities like swimming, snorkeling, and surfing. One can also observe festivals, like Phuket Bike Week and more. All the other months may be too hot and wet for any kind of activity. The weather in Phuket 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 our guide about the climate in Phuket to help tourists decide on the best month to visit Phuket for the most enjoyable vacation.
November - April (23°C to 30°C)
Being one of the coolest season, this is also one of the busiest durations for tourism in Phuket. While the coolest month is December and February is the driest one, the region experiences somehow hot weather in between the months of March and mid-May approaches. Choose to relax on beaches, enjoy water activities, and party hard till midnight at some of the enchanting nightclubs there.
One can also get to observe festivals and events like: Phuket Bike Week in the month of April, and Makha Bucha Day and Thao Sri Suntorn Festival in the months of February and March.
May - October (28°C to 29°C)
And, here comes the season of monsoon. With humid weather in Phuket in May, tourists can grab a chance to enjoy their sojourn at the cheapest rates. Moreover, as this time doesn’t experience a huge flock of tourists, people can cherish some peaceful time amidst the alluring environs.
This is also a good time to enjoy events, like: Visakha Bucha, Phuket Vegetarian Festival, and Laguna Phuket International Marathon.
Climate in Phuket
Summer Season in Phuket
The summer season is from March to May. Summer in Phuket can be hot and 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 starts from May and lasts till 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. 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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