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when is the best time to visit

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when is the best time to visit


Im looking to travel to Phuket for my 40th birthday next August with a 7 year old and a 2 year old. Is August a good time to go or is there a lot of rain as would like to go when its sunny and pleasant rather then boiling?

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1. Re: when is the best time to visit

The best weather is December-February, when its usually mainly dry and not too hot. August is likely to be hot, humid, with plenty of showers/storms, as is the norm for the monsoon, but the weather can't be predicted a year ahead.

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2. Re: when is the best time to visit

We go end of June early July for 2 weeks. Weather report card.

2007- First 12 days a little overcast but no rain, last 2 days lots of rain.

2008 - First 2 days lots of rain next 12 days a little overcast but dry

2009 - Couldn't afford to go.

2010 - First week non stop rain like a bad Melbourne winter but warm, second week dry.

2011 - The only rain we saw was coming back after a boat trip apart from that it was pretty much clear skies for 2 weeks.

As bbtony says, the weather is pretty hard to predict, all can do is go by the seasons and hope you get lucky. Whatever happens it will still be very hot and humid. That I can guarantee.

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3. Re: when is the best time to visit

Hi Kerry

Phuket is always Great. Many pleny of people run down low season, and only ever talk of the rain, but it will be hot, generally rain only lasts a short while. It is Hot and humid at this time of the year, pleasent really only occurs during high season.


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4. Re: when is the best time to visit

Hi Kerry,

August and any month during low season is the best time for us...!!....Accomodation is half or even less than half during low season so a big saving....And we have never been bothered by the weather....Sure,we've been caught out in a storm a few times riding back to our resort...Getting drenched but it's so hot and we accept it as just absolute fun....Besides,there are plenty of beautiful fine days...!!

However,next August is a year away....!!??...But we'll be back...!!

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