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Phuket’s unpredictable monsoon – hope you enjoyed the week of sunshine

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sunshine in Phuket during August

Except for a few very short bursts of rain today, Phuket has had almost a week of sunshine and moderate south-westerly winds, almost perfect weather. The fantastic burst of weather also benefitted the surge of local tourists that headed to the island for the recent long weekend, made possible by the public holiday for the Thai Mothers Day, which coincides with the birthday of the Queen Mother, HRH Queen Sirikit, the mother of the current King of Thailand.

This makes up for near-record July when rains were both frequent and heavy, in some cases causing wind and storm damage, notably in Kamala in mid-July when trees fell down damaging parked motorcycles.

According to, July’s average rainfall is 284 millimetres and the average number of rainy days is 20. July 2022 had 26 rainy days and the rainfall for the month reached 359 mm (approx. 14 inches). At the Phuket Airport weather station, the rainfall meters registered 421 mm of rain for the month!

So, yeah, it was a wet July indeed.

On July 20, 150 mm of rain fell in Phuket on the one day, nearly half the entire month’s rainfall (measurements taken from the main Phuket weather station).

Phuket’s average for July weather…

On average, September and October are usually the wettest months for Phuket.

The forecast for the rest of this week includes a 50-70% chance of rain from Tuesday to Sunday. So enjoy the rest of today’s sun and fluffy white clouds.

Find out more about the annual monsoons for Phuket HERE.


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