Ko Phi Phi weather in May

May heralds the onset of the hot, wet season.

You can expect hot and humid weather with clear sunny skies interspersed with afternoon rain showers. Daytime temperatures average 28°C (82°F).

How hot is it in Phi Phi in May?
May is the hottest month of the year in Phi Phi, when maximum daytime temperatures usually reach 33°C (91°F) and often beyond, with very high heat and humidity, and a night-time low of 24°C (75°F).

How sunny is it in Phi Phi in May?
There are normally five hours of bright sunshine each day in Phi Phi in May.

Sunrise & sunset in May?
Sunrise is around 6:05am with sunset around 6:35pm.

How warm is the sea around Phi Phi in May?
The average sea temperature in Phi Phi in May is 30°C (86°F).

Does it rain in Phi Phi in May?
There are usually 18 days with some rain in Phi Phi in May, and the average monthly rainfall is 310mm (12in).

Rainfall increases throughout May with an increase in afternoon downpours that usually provide welcome relief from the heat and humidity.

How windy is it in Phi Phi in May?
May sees an average hourly wind speed of 12 kilometres per hour (7.5 mph; 6.5 knots).

What to do in Phi Phi in May?
Windy weather in May brings choppy sea conditions to the western side of the islands. However, sea conditions remain calm on the sheltered eastern side of the islands and the east coast is still good for sunbathing, swimming and kayaking.

Snorkelling and scuba diving are okay, but underwater visibility is not as good as the dry season.

Heavy rain showers can cause slippery conditions so rock climbing should be approached with some caution.

Local holidays?
Labour Day – 1st May; Coronation of King Vajiralongkorn – 4th May; Visakha Bucha Day – 15th May.

This is the low season in Ko Phi Phi, with a corresponding drop in hotel rates. The beaches and dive boats are less crowded. So if you don't mind the occasional downpour, it’s still a good time to visit.

Phi Phi Islands weather in May

Temperature icon High Temp: 33°C (91°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 24°C (75°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 5 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 12 km/h (7.5 mph; 6.5 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 18 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 310 mm (12 in) per month
High heat icon Comfort Level: Very high heat & 79% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
swimming icon Sea Temp: 30°C (86°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

Source: Meteorological data for Ko Phi Phi is based on weather statistics collected for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by the Thai Meteorological Department. Additional climate data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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 May 12 June, 2024

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