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Phuketrenthouse.com 12 Oct 2015

Phuket Seasons. Best time to visit Phuket

As it is known there is no bad weather, each season has its traits. It is true, but it is also evident the sun is better than rain if you have holidays in Phuket. We have attempted to show you what it’s the best time to visit this beautiful island and have observed each month of the year with its advantages and disadvantages, so you can learn month by month and choose the weather you like more.

 

Peak Season:

January is one of the best time from weather forecasters’ point of view. There is almost no rain, the sky is clear and super blue, the humidity is extremely low.

Advantages:

  • Great weather
  • Sunny days
  • No waves, the sea is quiet and transparent
  • All attractions work
  • All bars and clubs are open
  • Many interesting and positive foreigners

 Disadvantages:

  • Permanent traffic jams
  • Many beaches are overcrowded
  • Prices for everything (accommodation, package turs, goods, etc.) are much more higher than in other months

February is still a peak season, there is no much difference from January. Note Chinese New Year often falls on this month.

Advantages:

  • Minimal humidity
  • Not rainy
  • Calm waters
  • Bright nightlife
  • Ideal time for diving and snorkeling
  • Opportunity to get a perfect bronze tan
  • Various choice of fine restaurants
  • Vivid shows and a lot of wonderful fireworks

Disadvantages:

  • Still terrific traffic jams
  • Still high prices

If you prefer to have holidays in February, you’d better book accommodation and flight tickets before (in July and further)

High season

March is still high season, but already not the peak. It means the prices are starting “to melt” under the hot sun of Phuket.

Advantages:

  • Reduces prices
  • Less people
  • Almost no rain
  • Beautiful sunny days
  • Splendid weather for sea-trips (Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Similans are still open, etc.)
  • Lively and bustling nightlife

Disadvantages:

  • It’s becoming hotter
  • A bit higher humidity
  • It’s still busy on the roads

April – the end of high season. That’s the excellent time to travel in Phuket. Why? Because the kindest and funniest festival falls on 13-15 April. We are taking about Songkran. Don’t you know what it is? Then book a nice villa on PhuketRentHouse and come here to watch this admirable celebration.

Advantages:

  • Amazing experience through Thai New Year Festival (water, joy and smiles are everywhere)
  • Smooth and safe sea
  • A lot of discounts and promotions for habitation

Disadvantages:

  • Be careful when you drive in Songran, there is the most crash dangerous days of the year
  • It’s extremely hot (may be 36 degrees Celsius in the shade)

Low Season

May is the beginning of rainy time. The average quantity of rainy days in May in Phuket is 19. It may seem that more than a half of May is wet, but don’t be in a hurry to be scared with it. Because usually it’s impermanent and happens in the evenings.

Advantages:

  • Approximately 50 per cent discount for housing
  • Beaches are slowly becoming empty
  • Still good weather
  • Cooler than in the previous month

Disadvantages:

  • Humidity is increasing
  • Many “wet” days
  • Sea gets hectic, and the only islands where it is possible to swim with real alive turtles in Phuket are getting closed (Similan Islands)

 

June – July – August - September are similar months, they don’t have any different features, so we are going to review them together. It’s definitely rainy season, the time of lingering rains and storms.

Advantages:

  • Pretty low prices for everything (even for fruit)
  • Huge selection of many exotic fruits (it’s the season of a lot of thai fruits)
  • Streets and roads are empty
  • Beaches are full of a couple of people only
  • Time for peaceful holidays
  • Fresh air

Disadvantages:

  • Nightlife is nearly gone
  • It may have rained for 2 or 3 days
  • Rough sea (red flags on the beaches forbidden to swim)
  • Not good time for diving

October is the last month of low season, it is not so wet, much more better than in September.

Advantages:

  • Low numbers of tourists
  • Still cheap prices
  • Not so wet

Disadvantages:

  • Rainy enough
  • Many waves on the sea

 

High Season

November is the first month of high season in Phuket. The beaches are gradually filling up, night clubs and discos are waking up, the island is ready to accept many visitors.

Advantages:

  • Still not crowded, you can feel relaxed
  • Cafes, bars, clubs are open for you
  • Sunny days have come back
  • Festival of “fire” Loy Kratong

Disadvantages:

  • It rains from time to time
  • Traffic jams return
  • Prices are rising

December is the month when the number of tourists is increasing every day, prices are growing like mushrooms after rain, and the peak of the prices are in Christmas and New Year’s Eves. But is cannot stop people who are keen to visit this magical island.

Advantages:

  • Rainy days are over
  • Nightlife opens all its doors; you will not get bored
  • Enchanting Christmas and New Year’s celebration

Disadvantages:

  • High and inflated prices
  • Overcrowded
  • Awful traffic jams

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