How is the weather in Phuket in January?
Phuket weather in January is usually as perfect as it gets. The sky is spotless, the sea is crystal clear and quiet, and the temperature is perfect, cooler than in other months. This is how everyone imagines what a tropical island should look like. Of course, the best month of the year means that prices will be high, mostly for hotels, there will be traffic on the roads and many people on the beach.
Can’t have it all…. or can’t we? If you have read us for a long time, you already know that we recommend the north beaches during high and peak seasons. The beaches in the north are superb and still relatively quiet compared to the crowded beaches in the south, and unless you come to enjoy the party a lot, you will find enough great hotels, restaurants and shops for a fun and comfortable holiday.
Things to Do in January
January is the perfect month to explore the islands and Phuket’s many beaches. The sea is clear and blue, and so are the skies. Remember that January is the peak season in Phuket: tours are busy, and hotels are at their most expensive rates. As always, Phuket weather is unpredictable, but if you are a photographer or an Instagrammer, this is a great time because it’s not as hot as it becomes from March onwards.
January is a great time to go to Similan Islands as the sea will be quiet and your photos will look fantastic with a blue sky. Of course, all the islands around Phuket are beautiful at this time of the year, but since Similan is closed half the year, this is the best time.
Phuket Averages in January
Temperatures and rainy days in January
|Average Day Temperature||30.2°C|
|Average Night Temperature||25.6°C|
|Average Sunny Days||15 days|
|Average Rainy Days||9 days|
Rain Chart for Phuket in January
Phuket weather each month of the year
More about the weather in Phuket
FAQs about Phuket in January
- Q. What is the average temperature in January in Phuket?
In January, the average temperature in Phuket is 30.2°C during the day and 25.6°C at night.
- Q. How many rainy days in January?
In Phuket during January, the rain falls for 9 days, with an average rainfall of 30.3 mm.
- Q. What is the water temperature in January?
In January, the average water temperature is 28.6°C.
- Q. What is the average length of a day in January in Phuket?
The average length of a day in January in Phuket is 11.42h. The sunrise is around 6.40 am, and sunset is around 6.30 pm.
- Q. What should I pack for January weather in Phuket?
In January, the sky is mostly blue and temperature very comfortable and you should pack very light.