Phuket weather in March

March is an excellent time of year to visit Phuket. You can expect clear sunny days with little to no rainfall, light sea breezes and calm seas.

March is the hottest month of the year in Phuket, with daytime temperatures averaging 29°C (84°F).

How hot is it in Phuket in March?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Phuket in March reach an average high of 34°C (93°F), with very high heat and humidity, and low of 23°C (73°F).

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

Sunrise & sunset in March?
Sunrise is around 6:30am with sunset around 6:35pm.

How warm is the sea around Phuket in March?
The average sea temperature in Phuket in March is 29°C (84°F), which is pleasant for long swims.

Does it rain in Phuket in March?
There are usually six days with some rainfall in Phuket in March, and the average monthly rainfall is 75mm (3in).

How windy is it in Phuket in March?
March sees an average hourly wind speed of eight kilometres per hour (5 mph; 4 knots).

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

Local holidays?
None. March is the high season in Phuket, with higher hotel prices and more people on the beaches.

Phuket weather in March

Temperature icon High Temp: 34°C (93°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 23°C (73°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 6.5 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 8 km/h (5 mph; 4 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 6 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 75mm (3in) per month
High heat icon Comfort Level: Very high heat & 73% 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

Phuket weather by month

Note: Meteorological data for Phuket is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, from 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) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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 March: 6 October, 2023

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