Phuket is the largest island in Thailand. One of the most popular destinations in the country. December weather in Phuket is one of the best times to visit the pearl of the Andaman.
The monsoons have finished which makes December one of the best months to visit Phuket. It is almost entirely warm and sunny as the high season commences, with only a few last signs of the rainy season. If it does rain, it normally will happen in the evening and most times are rather pleasant. Rain showers do not last for long and are relatively rare.
Rain and the December weather in Phuket.
Statistically, there are only 8 rainy days in Phuket during December. On average December is one of the coolest months in Phuket. Now, remember that is all relative as the average temperature during December in Phuket is a pleasurable 27°C or 80°F with an average high of 31°C or 88°F and an average low of 23°C or 73°F.
The gentle breezes from the east cool down the island making it a really pleasant month to enjoy some of the stunning west coast beaches such as Kata Beach, Karon Beach Kamala and Surin Beach. The downside is that due to the amazing weather the beaches start to get rather full in December as the high season starts to kick in.
One of the other great positives about December weather in Phuket is the humidity. It drops sharply to just 68% when in September to November it been over 80%.
The seawater temperature around Phuket’s stunning coastline is also another reason why December is a great month to visit Phuket. Average Sea temperatures in December are 31°C or 88°F.
Phuket Island is pretty much perfect. Perfect weather, clear blue skies, tranquil seas. Add white sandy beaches along with a daily cool breeze, this all adds up to December in Phuket being one of the best months to visit the paradise island.
It’s very important to remember that the weather in Phuket is very localized and it can be raining on Patong Beach and bright and sunny just a few kilometres away over the mountain at Cape Panwa Hotel.
Phuket weather is unpredictable due to the tropical location, however, here is a previous weather report, you can also check daily weather and tide tables HERE. February 2018 weather was as normal, read about it HERE and Easter may look like this.