The Thai New Year is here and traditionally the Songkran Water Festival takes place thought Thailand from the 13th to the 15th of April.
Over the coming days, the Relative Humidity normally starts to rise and continues through April.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 55% (mildly humid) to 97% (very humid) over the course of a typical April, rarely dropping below 42% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around April 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 62% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around April 24, rising above 95% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical April, the dew point typically varies fromÂ 22°C (very muggy) to 26°C(oppressive) and is rarely belowÂ 19°C (muggy) or aboveÂ 28°C (very oppressive).
Thai New Year Wind Speeds
The wind is most often out of the west (27% of the time) and east (15% of the time). The wind is least often
out of the south (1% of the time), north (1% of the time), southeast (2% of the time), and northeast (4% of the time).
The average daily minimum (red), maximum (green), and average (black) wind speed with percentile bands.
The Thai New Year and the end of April start of May can be one of the hottest times in Phuket with daily temperatures rising as humidity increases throughout the month.
Expect day temperatures generally peaking around 36°C and at night around 27°C