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 not be the best time to come to Phuket. However, since we get away from the crowds, this is the best time to go sailing.
The weather is perfect. We are in the hight of the NE monson with a fresh NE wind every day. The average temperature during this period is approximately 75ºF to 89ºF (24ºC to 32ºC.) That’s why it’s so appealing tourists. Most countries are experiencing cold weather this month. There is very little chance of rain, though it can happen during El Nino years. Even then, it won’t amount to much.
The prevailing wind is from the Northeast. The other side of the Malay peninsula is experiencing their rainy season. The migratory birds are all here!