December sees the return of the warm, dry season and is an excellent time to visit Phi Phi Island.
You can expect perfect weather conditions with clear sunny skies, little to no rain, calm seas and refreshing sea breezes. Daytime temperatures average 27°C (81°F).
While rainfall is limited during the dry season, you may still get the occasional short-lived shower that often provides a brief relief from the heat.
How hot is it in Phi Phi in December?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Phi Phi in December usually reach 31°C (87°F) with high heat and humidity, and a night-time low of 23°C (73°F). December is the 'coldest' month in Phi Phi.
How sunny is it in Phi Phi in December?
There are normally eight hours of bright sunshine each day in Phi Phi in December; around 64% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in December?
Sunrise is around 6:30am with sunset around 6:10pm.
How warm is the sea around Phi Phi in December?
The average sea temperature in Phi Phi in December is 28°C (82°F).
Does it rain in Phi Phi in December?
December in Ko Phi Phi sees more than 91mm (3.5in) of rainfall on average, and at least 12 days with some rain.
How windy is it in Phi Phi in December?
December sees an average hourly wind speed of nine kilometres per hour (5.6 mph; 5 knots).
What to do in Phi Phi in December?
Weather conditions in December are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving – underwater visibility is at its highest – and rock climbing.
This is also a good time to explore the archipelago’s five uninhabited islands.
His Majesty the Late King's Birthday – 5th Dec; Constitution Day – 10th Dec; Christmas Day – 25th Dec; New Year's Eve – 31st Dec.
Given the idyllic weather conditions, December is peak holiday season in Ko Phi Phi, especially during the last two weeks of the month, and you can expect higher hotel rates and more company on the beaches.
|High Temp: 31°C (87°F)|
|Low Temp: 23°C (73°F)|
|Sunshine: 8 hours per day|
|Daylight: 12 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 9 km/h (5.6 mph; 5 knots)|
|Wet Days: 12 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 91mm (3.5in) per month|
|Comfort Level: High heat & humidity|
|UV Index: Extreme|
|Sea Temp: 28°C (82°F)|
|Ko Phi Phi, Thailand|
The best time to visit Phi Phi Island is during the hot, dry season, from December to April, when you can expect clear sunny days averaging 28°C (82°F), with little to no rain, and the sea is calm and warm.
The Phi Phi Islands enjoy a year-round hot tropical climate with a dry season from December to April and a wet season from May to November. Night time temperatures rarely fall below 23°C (73°F). Humidity is usually high.
Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Thai Meteorological Department.
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Ko Phi Phi weather in December 29 September, 2023
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