Phuket Weather in October

October is not a good month to visit Phuket as it sees a continuation of the wet season, with increased rainfall and cool sea breezes.

You can expect mainly cloudy skies with very heavy downpours that can fall for long periods anytime. Daytime temperatures average 27°C (80°F).

How hot is it in Phuket in October?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Phuket in October 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 October?
There are normally six hours of bright sunshine each day in Phuket in October – that's around 49% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in October?
Sunrise is around 6:15am with sunset around 6:10pm.

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

Does it rain in Phuket in October?
There are usually 20 days with some rainfall in Phuket in October, and the average monthly rainfall is 290mm.

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.

How windy is it in Phuket in October?
October sees an average hourly windspeed of 9 kilometres per hour (4.8 knots).

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

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

Local holidays?
Passing of His Majesty the Late King – 13th Oct; Passing of His Majesty the Late King Holiday – 14th Oct; Chulalongkorn Memorial Day – 23rd Oct; Chulalongkorn Memorial Day Holiday – 24th Oct.

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

Phuket weather in October

Temperature icon High Temp: 31°C (87°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 24°C (75°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 6 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Windspeed: 9 km/h (4.8 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 20 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 290mm per month
High heat icon Comfort Level: High heat & 90% 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.

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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 October: 22 June, 2022