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Weather Pattern

Weather Pattern Southern Thailand has two weather seasons: high season and low season. High season begins in November and features higher percentage occupancy in hotels and higher prices for goods and services. In Phuket,...

January

January This is a peak “high season” month. This means that the hotels, vendors, street merchants and everyone else are asking their highest prices. Negotiating is difficult. If you don’t like crowds, this might...

February

February This month is the same as January as far as weather and the crowded hotels. We are in the end of the NE monson with NE winds every day. The average temperature during...

March

March High season is tapering off this month. There seems to be less people and negotiating on prices is possible, especially with street vendors and small shops. Normally we have fresh wind in the...

April

April Mid-April through October is known as the “low season”. The seasons are the opposite on the east coast (the Gulf of Siam side.) Ko Samui for example, has its high season during Phuket’s...

May

May This is a wet month. This is a fairly nice time for sailing. It can be a bit hot if no wind, but there aren’t many tourists around. One of the truly nice...

June

June The same as May, the wind is now svang around to SW, expect waves in open sea and on the west coast of Phuket, many people comes to Phuket for wavesurfing. The temperatures...

July

July The same as June, but the waves can be a little bit bigger depending on the storm activities out to sea. The temperatures range between 70ºF and 90ºF (20ºC to 33ºC.)

August

August This is a month that can have nice weather. The wind is still from the Southwest, but the rain is a bit less than the previous months and a lot less than the...

September

September This is the wettest month of the year by far. There are frequent local thunderstorms. However, there are still plenty of clear days. The rains are often heavy with very strong winds at...

October

October This is the wettest month of the year by far. There are frequent storms. However, there are still plenty of clear days. The rains are often heavy with very strong winds at the...

November

November November through mid-April is known as “high season” in Phuket and along the west coast. November is a transitional month. The rains gradually taper off throughout the month. The most popular time to...

December

December This is high season. The closer to Christmas, the more people arrive. Negotiating prices becomes increasingly difficult. The NE monson starts with a fresh NE wind every day, perfect for sailing. The sky...