Phuket Weather in August

August sees a continuation of the wet season with increased rainfall and cool sea breezes.

You can expect sunny days interspersed with heavy downpours that fall mainly in the afternoon. Daytime temperatures average 28°C (82°F).

How hot is it in Phuket in August?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Phuket in August reach an average high of 31°C (87°F), with very high heat and humidity, and low of 25°C (77°F).

How sunny is it in Phuket in August?
There are normally six hours of bright sunshine each day in Phuket in August – that's around 48% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in August?
Sunrise is around 6:20am with sunset around 6:40pm.

How warm is the sea around Phuket in August?
The average sea temperature in Phuket in August is 29°C (84°F).

Does it rain in Phuket in August?
There are usually 16 days with some rain in Phuket in August; the average monthly rainfall is 265mm.

The months of August through October receive the most rainfall in Phuket, with a greater than 39% chance of any given day being a wet day. The rain falls mainly in the afternoon and evening.

How windy is it in Phuket in August?
August sees an average hourly windspeed of 13 kilometres per hour (6 knots).

What to do in Phuket in August?
Weather conditions in August are good for sunbathing and surfing, but the seawater becomes cloudy and is not so good for snorkelling, scuba diving or kayaking.

Additionally, heavy rain showers can cause slippery conditions so jungle trekking should be approached with some caution.

Local holidays?
Her Majesty the Queen Mother's Birthday – 12th Aug.

August is considered the low season in Phuket, with more reasonable hotel prices and less people on the beaches.

Phuket weather in August

Temperature icon High Temp: 31°C (87°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 25°C (77°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 6 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Windspeed: 13 km/h (6 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 16 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 265mm per month
High heat icon Comfort Level: High heat & 85% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
swimming icon Sea Temp: 29°C (84°F)
Phuket, Thailand

Best time to visit Phuket

The best time to visit Phuket is anytime during the dry season from December through February when the skies are clear and sunny, and temperatures average 28°C (82°F).

Phuket enjoys a tropical monsoon climate with a short dry season and hot temperatures year-round.

Phuket Weather Overview

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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: Phuket Weather in August: 21 June, 2022