Phuket, located in the Andaman Sea of Thailand, has an overall very tropical climate and the Phuket weather in November here is almost perfect!
We are just recovering from the heavy rain that went down in September and October and we are now entering â€œwinterâ€. The term winter might worry you but donâ€™t stressâ€¦ because winter in Phuket is the best season!
In November, the monsoon winds shift and begin to flow in from the north-east, bringing cooler temperatures that continue through February. Itâ€™s also the driest, sunniest time of year and Phuketâ€™s peak holiday season. Of course this means tourist numbers will start to increase but with an excellent chance of more consistent weatherâ€¦ the crowds are worth it!
Expect to find sailing-worthy seas, picture-perfect blue skies and more crowded beaches during these months.
High Season-‘DRY’ Season
However, despite it being labeled the â€œdryâ€ season unexpected rainfall is possible, as we are on the tail end of the rainy or as some Phuketians refer ‘green season’. Phuket weather can change in an instant but as the prevailing winds in November are from the north-east, as previously mentioned, which should mean little chance of storms, and also it means that the very popular west facing beaches in Phuket are sheltered.
Temperature wise in November, the average high on Phuket is 30â€™C and the average low is 24â€™C. Given that it is a tropical island and our proximity to the equator, Phuket can be quite humid and in November morning humidity is at an average of 93% and 72% in the evenings. It is definitely shorts and t-shirt weather in November so make sure to pack appropriately!
There are many amazing events in Phuket throughout November including the 4th Asian Beach Games but one that is happening thanks to the lunar full moon is Loy Krathong. In the second weekend of November in Phuket you can expect to see hundreds of hot air lanterns being released and bamboo floats in the sea. On the 6th of November you will be able to witness a spectacular lunar full moon over Phuket and participate in Loh Krathong.
We are definitely in for a treat here in Phuket this November as the clouds start to clear and the sun comes out.
You can check for Phuket weather updates everyday with 91.5FM Phuket Island Radio.
See you at the beach!