Phuket Weather in January

January is one of the best times of the year to visit Phuket.

You can expect clear sunny days with little to no rain, light sea breezes and calm seas. Daytime temperatures average 27°C (81°F).

How hot is it in Phuket in January?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Phuket in January reach an average high of 32°C (89°F), with very high heat and humidity, and low of 24°C (75°F).

How sunny is it in Phuket in January?
There are normally nine hours of bright sunshine each day in Phuket in January – that's around 75% of daylight hours.

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

How warm is the sea around Phuket in January?
The average sea temperature in Phuket in January is 28°C (82°F).

Does it rain in Phuket in January?
There are usually four days with some rainfall in Phuket in January, and the average monthly rainfall is 27mm.

How windy is it in Phuket in January?
January sees an average hourly windspeed of 10 kilometres per hour (5 knots).

What to do in Phuket in January?
Weather conditions in January 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?
New Year's Day – 1st Jan.

January is the peak season in Phuket, with higher hotel prices and more people on the beaches.

Phuket weather in January

Temperature icon High Temp: 32°C (89°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 24°C (75°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 9 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Windspeed: 10 km/h (5 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 4 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 27mm per month
High heat icon Comfort Level: High heat & 75% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
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

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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 January: 22 June, 2022