Phuket Weather has monthly temperature and rain averages across the year and links to weather histories written by some of the local scuba companies - you can look up this year's weather at the time you plant to come to Phuket.   When to Go to Phuket also helps you figure out what time of year is best to go - but also dispels some "Monsoon Season" mythology.

One of the main reasons that tourists visit the island of Phuket is to relax on one of its many breathtaking beaches.  With this, it is important to choose the right time of year to visit.  Nobody wants to arrive at a beach, primed to relax in the sun, and find out that it’s the middle of the rainy season.

Phuket has a tropical monsoon climate, and is warm all year long.  The rainy, or monsoon season is from September until October.  During this time it is wet and very hot.  Unless rain is not a factor for enjoying a vacation, it is not advised to visit during these two months.  The hottest time of the year is from the beginning of April through the end of May.  The average high temperatures during these months are in the upper 80s and lower 90s.  November until March is the most comfortable times to visit, when the average high temperatures are in the mid 70s, and there is little precipitation.  Complete weather information is available on Phuket Weather.

Tourist season is from November until April, during which time hotel prices are at their highest.  If crowds are an issue when planning a vacation, avoid these months.   But realize that these months are the most crowded because the weather is the nicest.