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everything from "No problem, come on over" to "It rained for days!"
This is the place to get the scoop on Phuket's weather - from local
opinions to links to weather charts, weather histories and more. Even
daily weather commentaries from a dive shop on the island!
The short story is
that Phuket has a fairly typical tropical weather pattern. Two seasons
really, a hot season, which is fairly dry and a rainy season, which is a
little cooler (though it never really gets cold). Check the chart below
for exact totals. Some like the rainy season because it cools the
weather down a little. The rain will rarely change your daily plans.
Typically (if such a thing exists), there is a good afternoon
thundershower (20-60 minutes) during the rainy season and a good hard
rain in the middle of the night. But, the island does get the
occasional 2-3 day storm, which you might not enjoy if it is in the
middle of your vacation.
Here's a chart of the
weather from Alex Malcolm.
Below is the latest weather
from Phuket International Airport.
You can also see the previous 24 hours of weather.
For a more
detailed discussion of the rainy season in particular, check this thread
at the Lonely Planet website:
Thailand Wet Season Information.
There you go - with all that information
- you'll be better informed than anyone about when to visit Phuket.