Weather in Phuket, Thailand and Burma

What's the Phuket weather like? This is the question everyone asks! So to give you a clearer picture, here are a few facts.

Phuket has a tropical climate that is warm the whole year round averaging temperatures of around 29C (88F). There are two distinct seasons with a few minor variations in-between.
Many people visit in the high season (November to March) because of pleasant temperatures, blue skies and low rainfall. As a result the island is quite busy and everything is a little more expensive. Hotels and tours can be quite crowded and the island is not quite so laid back.
During April till mid-May, it begins to heat up to around 34C (96F) and there are often heavy thunder-showers in the late afternoons. The Thai New Year (Songkran Festival) occurs on April 13th and everyone sprinkles (or throws) cool water on each other. Welcome relief!

This quickly gives way to cooler temperatures and rain showers from late May until November (the monsoon season).
Visiting Phuket in the monsoon season has lots of advantages.Temperatures average a comfortable 29/30C (88-90F) and light warm winds make sightseeing tours very pleasant. During the monsoon season, it doesn't rain every day! The usual weather pattern is for short dramatic showers, with plenty of sunshine in between, providing an opportunity to chat with the locals while you're waiting for the rain to pass. June, July and August are particularly pleasant.
Activities and trips - including Similan diving - remain totally unaffected. You can still go swimming or kayaking, (falling off a canoe in warm water will not leave you shivering!) The island is less busy and more relaxed - it's also less expensive.
There are some great deals on hotel rates and much better shopping bargains. Better value for money. One point to watch, however, Is that swimming off the West coast beaches can be dangerous due to strong currents and rip-tides. Always observe the warning flags on the beach.
Don't be put off by the long-range weather forecasts. Phuket weather is very localized because of the surrounding hills. There could be a shower on Patong Beach, and bright sunshine in Kata a few kilometers south!

Finally, remember that this is after all a tropical climate, so its never cold and the sun is never far away..... 

By courtesy from:

Phuket - Thailand

Bangkok - Thailand



Victoria Point - Burma/Myanmar


Mergui - Burma/Myanmar

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