September in Phuket

September in Phuket

September in Phuket is typically the wettest month of the year. Named the ‘green season by the locals, this is the time of the year when the South-West monsoon brings the rains and a fair amount of wind too. The locals love the rainy season as it is the time when the vivid greens of the jungle flourish, vegetation grows, the rains wash away the worries, and the clouds sometimes make for spectacular sunsets.

What to expect this September in Phuket

If you don’t mind a bit of rain, or you’re intrigued by the lush greens, a mix of sunshine and cloudy skies, and full waterfalls, Phuket Island still remains a great destination at this time of the year. Some travellers even prefer it.

September in Phuket
Average Daylight and Sunshine Hours for September

Flights and accommodation tend to be cheaper around this time as airlines and hotels compete for guests, and there are generally fewer tourists around, making it a perfect time to explore.

What is special in Phuket in September?

For people who don’t mind a bit (or plenty) of rain, there are a lot of attractions in Phuket in September. Just have a look at what you can expect in Phuket in September:

  • Plenty of rain, winds, clouds, and spectacular sunsets.
  • Overflowing waterfalls.
  • Lush green jungles with ample vegetation all around.
  • Joyous locals enjoying the rains.
  • Very economical flights and hotels.
  • Strong waves are ideal for surfing at Kata and Kata Noi beaches. Of course, you will need to be cautious as the currents are very strong at times. Read more HERE
  • The unique natural beauty of Phang Nga Bay is best enjoyed on a boat trip from Phuket. The caves look truly majestic in the rain.

Love to surf? Visit Phuket in September

September and October in Phuket are also the best months to catch a wave or two. Both Kata and Kata Noi beaches present some strong waves that are better to tackle with a surfboard than to swim in during the monsoon season. Remember to take caution as the currents can be very strong at this time also. Red flags will mark the areas unsafe for swimming.

There’s plenty to do both on and off the water during September in Phuket. Enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful natural sights, Phang Nga Bay. Featuring impressive limestone karsts that jut out vertically out of the emerald green waters. The best way to enjoy this spectacular scenery is to take a boat trip from Phuket. On a nice, cloudy, even slightly rainy day in September, you will enjoy the coolness and mysteriousness of these majestic caves as the rain brings on a new scenic quality.

If the water isn’t really your thing, there’s still an abundance of activities in and around Phuket that are sure to make your holiday one to remember, even if it rains.

Read more about the beaches, weather and tides in Phuket.

Tide Tables for September in Phuket

September in Phuket
Phuket Tide Tables for the month of September 2023 get your free download

Click the links below to stay up to date with the daily weather.

Attractions and things to do in Phuket in September

A typical September in Phuket has a lot to offer to tourists from across the world.

Just have a look at some of these attractions:

  • Ever-so-happy locals enjoy the heavy downpour, strong winds and lush green surroundings.
  • Visit the Phuket Old Town walking street market on a Sunday.
  • Captivating and overflowing natural waterfalls.
  • Heavy rains, sunshine, clouds, winds and lovely sunsets.
  • Plenty of opportunities to surf at Kata and Kata Noi beaches on strong waves. Abundant caution may, however, have to be exercised as the currents are indeed strong at times.
  • Natural beauty at Phang Nga Bay is best enjoyed on a boat trip from Phuket, with a look at the caves which look majestic in the rains.

Does it Rain in September?

Yes, it does. As you will see from the chart below of Month by Month rainfall in Phuket, September is the wettest.

September in Phuket
September average rainfall

Tune into Phuket Island radio when you’re in Phuket on 91.5 and 102.5FM and you can get the local English language weather with regular updates throughout the day.