How is the weather in Phuket in August?
Phuket weather in August may see a little more rain than in July since it is the peak of the rainy season. Once again, the rainy season doesn’t mean it will rain every day or all day, visitors will be able to enjoy some sunny days, and the temperature is not more comfortable than in the scorching previous months. The sea and the swimming pools are warm all year round, about 30˚C, so swimming is always possible. However, keep in mind that the rip tides in the ocean can be treacherous in August, and you should absolutely respect the red flags. Book a hotel with a nice pool is always a great way to enjoy a good swim and a relaxed afternoon with a drink by the water.
On the bright side, the island is more peaceful, fewer traffic jams and beaches are all yours. Sea can be rough, so respect the flags and pick a hotel with a nice pool and a spa, and you will have fantastic holidays.
Phuket Average for August
What to do in Phuket in August?
With a 50-50 % chance of rain, we recommend enjoying the beach whenever the sun shines and keep the island exploration for cloudy or even rainy days. The tours to the islands around Phuket run normally all year round and are only cancelled when the weather turns awful, which is rather rare. If you really want to see fantastic landscapes, Phang Nga Bay is even more beautiful with dramatic skies, and because immense limestone cliffs in a bay protect it, the sea is always calm! (no need for motion sickness medicine).
Exploring Phuket Old Town can be done with any weather, the streets are beautiful, and there are many boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants in old heritage houses to take a break as you explore. Besides, the cooler temperatures make it more comfortable to walk around without sweating.
And as always, spa treatments and shopping malls are the first places that come to mind to spend an occasional wet day. Just remember to call your hotel spa as soon as it rains if you wish to enjoy a treatment because many guests in your hotel will probably have the same idea!
Phuket rain chart for August
Rainfalls and temperatures in August
|Average Day Temperature||30.9°C|
|Average Night Temperature||27.8°C|
|Average Sunny Days||10 days|
|Average Rainy Days||15 days|
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