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Best Times to Visit Phuket

The best time to visit Phuket is between November and April when weather conditions are ideal for beach activities, such as swimming and boating. The six months between May and October are monsoon season, and although accommodation prices are much lower this time of year, the water conditions can be dangerous. 

Weather in Phuket

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Average Temperature (°F)
90.32
75.02
91.94
75.74
92.84
76.82
92.66
77.54
90.5
77.18
89.78
77
89.06
76.28
89.06
76.64
88.16
75.56
88.52
75.38
88.34
75.74
88.7
75.2
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
0.92
1.02
2.32
5.43
10.62
9.33
11.19
11.13
15.22
11.65
6.84
2.44
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

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November-April

The months between November and April are considered peak season in Phuket. Temperatures hover in the lower 80s and the oceans are relatively calm, (especially when compared to the strong currents characteristic of monsoon season). Still, peak season also ushers in peak accommodation rates. 

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May-October

From May to October, Phuket experiences monsoon season characterized by heavy rains and an angry ocean of powerful waves and dangerous rip currents. During this reason, swimming on the west coast of the island is not recommended. But if visitors don't mind some rain and can steer clear of west coast swimming, the temperatures, which average in the 80s, and the cheap accommodation prices, can make a visit during monsoon season enjoyable. 

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