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Phuket Weather in December ☀️☀️

Is December a good time to visit Phuket?

December in Phuket is the first month of the much-awaited high season, and the weather is usually perfect unless it’s an unlucky year (it tends to happen in recent years). Typically, the weather in Phuket is beautiful, with a magnificent blue sky peppered with tiny white clouds and a cool temperature. 24 C is considered ‘cold’ by locals or those, like us, who lived here too long. Trees and vegetation are very green and bright after benefitting from the days of rains of the past monsoon, and waterfalls are replenished. December (and January) is the perfect month to enjoy the island’s beauty and take superb photos.

Phuket in December

Phuket Averages in December

Phuket Weather in December

Temperatures and rainy days in November

Phuket rainfalls in December

Temperatures and rainy days in December

🌡️ Average day temperature30.4°C
🌡️ Average night temperature29.0°C
☀️ Average sunny days14 days
☔ Average rainy days10 days
🌧️ Average rainfall72.4mm
💧 Average humidity75%
🤿 Water temperature29.0°C

What to do in December in Phuket?

Again, December is the best month to do all the activities and tours you dreamed of. The beaches are superb, the sea is quiet, and the south of Thailand is all yours to explore.

New Year in Phuket

The end of December is often an opportunity for many to celebrate Christmas and New Year. Christmas is more toned down and is often celebrated around a special dinner, but New Year is a chance to join one of the many parties Phuket is so good at! All the beach clubs, rooftop bars and nightclubs on Bangla Walking Street are ready to welcome you until morning.

Phuket Event Calendar

If you prefer to keep it low profile, hotels always set up a New Year dinner and party (New Year’s dinner is sometimes compulsory in some big hotels! check before you book as it can be expensive and not always the dinner you have in mind)

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Explore nearby islands

The sea in December gets really quiet and beautiful. This is your chance to explore the many islands nearby, from the very popular Phi Phi or Similan Islands to lesser-known gems such as Rang Yai and Maiton Island.

Maiton Island Resort

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Prices of life in Phuket in December

The cost of life starts to switch to the high season prices, mostly in hotel rates. Tuk-tuks and night markets are less willing to lower the price when bargaining. Food and shops never really change.


Timelapse of each day of December 2023

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FAQs about Phuket in December

  1. Q. What is the average temperature in December in Phuket?

    In December, the average temperature in Phuket is 30.4°C during the day and 29°C at night.

  2. Q. How many rainy days in December?

    In Phuket during December, the rain falls for 10 days, with an average rainfall of 72.4 mm.

  3. Q. What is the water temperature in December?

    In December, the average water temperature is 29°C.

  4. Q. What is the average length of a day in December in Phuket?

    The average length of a day in December in Phuket is 11.40h. The sunrise is around 6.30 am, and sunset is around 6.15 pm.

  5. Q. What should I pack for December weather in Phuket?

    In December, the sky is mostly blue and temperature very comfortable and you should pack very light.

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!