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Discussion in 'Buying Overseas Property' started by Sean@Phuket, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Sean@Phuket

    Sean@Phuket New Member

    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 (apart from Similan diving trips) 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 - get the hotel room you want at the price you want! Less people, more room on the beaches and it's easier to get a good table at your favourite restaurant. 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 localised 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.....
    If you are interested in moving to Phuket, buying a second home here, or simply want to invest, please contact us!
     
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