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 31°C (87°F), with very high heat and humidity, and low of 24°C (75°F).

How sunny is it in Phuket in December?
There are normally eight hours of bright sunshine each day in Phuket in December – that's around 66% 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 29°C (84°F).

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 72mm.

How windy is it in Phuket in December?
December sees an average hourly windspeed of 11 kilometres per hour (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: 31°C (87°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 24°C (75°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 8 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Windspeed: 11 km/h (6 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 8 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 72mm per month
High heat icon Comfort Level: High heat & 80% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Very high
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.

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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 December: 22 June, 2022