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 28ºC (82ºF), 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.
April to May's hot season temperatures range from 27°C (80°F) to a peak of 36°C (95°F), with frequent short heavy downpours to cool things off.
From May to October the wet monsoon brings strong westerly winds and hot overcast days with torrential rain that falls mainly in the afternoon and evening, but can last for days at a time. Travel between the islands by boat can be difficult due to the rough seas.
High Season: From November to April, especially during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Low Season: The wet season, from May to October, also known as the 'green season', brings less crowds, cheaper accommodation and, as the locals are quick to point out, it does not rain all day.
Note: During the wet season, choppy seas prevail on the western side of the islands. However, sea conditions remain calm along the eastern coasts, which are sheltered from the worst of the strong westerly winds by Phi Phi’s tall limestone mountains.
|Ave Temp (°C)||27||28||28||28||28||28||28||28||28||27||27||27|
|Ave High Temp (°C)||31||33||33||33||33||32||31||31||31||31||30||31|
|Ave Low Temp (°C)||22||22||23||24||24||24||24||24||23||23||23||23|
|Sunshine (Hrs daily)||9||9||9||8||6||6||6||6||5||6||6||7|
|Daylight (Hrs daily)||12||12||12||12||13||13||13||12||12||12||12||12|
|Ave Humidity (%)||75||75||75||80||85||85||85||85||85||90||85||80|
|Days with some Rain||6||4||6||10||18||18||18||18||20||20||17||12|
|Ave Rainfall (mm)||48||25||52||130||310||260||270||260||370||330||230||91|
|Sea Temp (°C)||28||28||29||29||30||30||29||29||29||28||29||28|
|(Ko Phi Phi, Thailand)||J||F||M||A||M||J||J||A||S||O||N||D|
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|› September||› October||› November||› December|
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.
Latest update: Best time to visit Phi Phi Island 18 November, 2018
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