Phuket Seasons – Hot, Hotter, Hottest
Hot, hotter and hottest, yes, we don’t have winter or summer here, as it is always warm. Forget about your habit to lay in the sun, here in Phuket it is usually too hot to stay in the sun long time and everyone is happy to go to the beach when the sky is cloudy.
Phuket’s seasons are basically the dry season and the wet season. Call it whatever you like, for example the dry season is also called “high season”, “sunny season” and “tourist season”, and for the wet season, we use the names “green season”, “rainy season” or “monsoon season”.
Recently there seem to be a shift in seasons, as the dry season often starts later, even as late as January. On the other side, wet season often has long, dry periods to offer, with great weather and calm seas. It’s harder to predict as in the past, less reliable. I other words, climate change has arrived here in Phuket as well. It has been actually quite good as often the dry season was too dry and the wet season to wet, now it is more equalized.
The weather forecast over here is chronically wrong or useless. As the weather can change within minutes, it is simply impossible what time the daily rain shower might arrive. Here is an example, which might explain why locals never look at it:
- Do you prefer to enjoy the beautiful Island without all the crowds?
- Are you ok with savings around 30% or more on almost everything?
- Do you know how to enjoy a tropical rain shower, which seldom lasts longer than 30 minutes?
In that case, come to visit and stay with us between May and October.
Great prices, less people, many things to do…. what do you want more? Oh yes, you certainly would like to swim. On most days, it is possible to jump into the sea at our house beach, Nai Harn. If the red flags are up, it is of course most important to stay in a resort with a great swimming pool. Our pool is simply beautiful, filled with salt-water treated fresh water, clean and sparkling and gentle to the skin. It’s a fantastic replacement during days with a rough sea, in fact some of our guests are never leaving it.
Many people think, it rains every day during the rainy season, but it doesn’t and when it does, it often rains during short time.
However, there are always one or two weeks per year, which are different. These weeks come by 3 to 5 days of more or less non-stop rains. No one can say when those weeks will occur, but they will happen! It’s just a matter of luck. Whatever we tell you, whatever anyone tells you, it can be sunny during the rainy season and rain heavily during high season.
Both seasons are very good to come to Phuket, having their up and downsides.
Graphics: Locals enjoy the relatively mild temperatures from May to December. It’s still hot enough, trust us!
The Phuket Big Buddha during sunset in the wet season:
Promthep Cape Sunset – the best sunsets are during wet season due to the clouds! In the high season, huge crowds are watching the amazing sunsets from this famous sunset viewpoint.
Rawai Pier – A shower might be coming. During wet season, it is not that hot and a great time for a walk along Rawai. Take an umbrella just in case (Provided by the Resort).
Phi Phi Islands boat excursions are up and running during the wet season. Crowds are much less and the weather usually beautiful. Phi Phi Islands are one of the popular destinations to visit, we can also recommend Racha Islands, Coral Island, Maiton Island, Kai Island and Bon Islands.