Phuket weather in December

December is one of the best times to visit Phuket. You can expect clear sunny days with brief rain showers falling mainly in the afternoon, light sea breezes and calm seas.

Daytime temperatures average 27°C (81°F).

How hot is it in Phuket in December?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Phuket in December reach an average high of 32°C (89°F), with very high heat and humidity, and low of 23°C (73°F).

How sunny is it in Phuket in December?
There are normally 6.5 hours of bright sunshine each day in Phuket in December – that's around 55% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in December?
Sunrise is around 6:30am with sunset around 6:10pm.

How warm is the sea around Phuket in December?
The average sea temperature in Phuket in December is 28°C (82°F), which is pleasant for long swims.

Does it rain in Phuket in December?
There are usually eight days with some rainfall in Phuket in December, and the average monthly rainfall is 80mm (3in).

How windy is it in Phuket in December?
December sees an average hourly wind speed of 11 kilometres per hour (7 mph; 6 knots).

What to do in Phuket in December?
Weather conditions in December are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and kayaking. It’s also a good time to explore Phuket on foot and by elephant or horseback.

Local holidays?
His Majesty the Late King's Birthday – 5th Dec; Constitution Day – 10th Dec; Christmas Day – 25th Dec; New Year's Eve – 31st Dec.

December is the high season in Phuket, with hotel prices becoming more expensive and more people on the beaches.

Phuket weather in December

Temperature icon High Temp: 32°C (89°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 23°C (73°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 6.5 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 11 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 11 km/h (7 mph; 6 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 8 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 80 mm (3 in) per month
High heat icon Comfort Level: High heat; ≤ 30 muggy days
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Very high
swimming icon Sea Temp: 28°C (82°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

Phuket weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for Phuket is based on weather statistics collected for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by the Thai Meteorological Department at the closest weather station: Phuket International Airport (HKT), situated in the north of Phuket Island. 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.

Latest update: Phuket weather in December: 10 May, 2024

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.