Ko Phi Phi weather in January

January sees the return of the hot, 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).

How hot is it in Phi Phi in January?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Phi Phi in January usually reach 31°C (87°F) with high heat and humidity, and a night-time low of 22°C (71°F).

How sunny is it in Phi Phi in January?
There are normally nine hours of bright sunshine each day in Phi Phi in January; around 73% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in January?
Sunrise is around 6:40am with sunset around 6:25pm.

How warm is the sea around Phi Phi in January?
The average sea temperature in Phi Phi in January is 28°C (82°F).

Does it rain in Phi Phi in January?
January in Ko Phi Phi sees more than 48mm (2in) of rainfall on average, and at least six days with some rain.

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 windy is it in Phi Phi in January?
January sees an average hourly wind speed of nine kilometres per hour (5.6 mph; 5 knots).

What to do in Phi Phi in January?
Weather conditions in January 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.

Local holidays?
New Year's Day – 1st Jan.

Given the idyllic weather conditions, January 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.

Phi Phi Island weather in January

Temperature icon High Temp: 31°C (87°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 22°C (71°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 9 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 9 km/h (5.6 mph; 5 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 6 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 48mm (2in) per month
High heat icon Comfort Level: High heat & humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
swimming icon Sea Temp: 28°C (82°F)
Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

Best time to visit Ko Phi Phi

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.

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Ko Phi Phi weather by month

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.

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Latest update: Ko Phi Phi weather in January 29 September, 2023

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