Phuket weather in May

Phuket Weather in May ☀️☀️

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How is the weather in Phuket in May?

May is the last month of the high season in Phuket, and the weather sees a shift from April as the monsoon is approaching. Temperatures and humidity remain very high, so it can be a little uncomfortable if you are not used to it. Fortunately, May sees the first tropical rains arriving (if the climate is not too messed up), and those sudden evening showers are a welcome refreshing moment.

The vegetation turns brown, and water storage starts to be a problem for hotels. Even the few Phuket waterfalls are running dry and may not be worth visiting at this time of the year.

The weather in Phuket in May

It will be hot, but Phuket is a small island so you can refresh in the ocean often. The sea is usually still calm and clear, but the monsoon will bring the first wave and dangerous tides. To avoid disappointment, you should consider booking a hotel with a great swimming pool. Just remember to protect your skin from the sun and drink water!

Phuket averages in May

Things to do in Phuket in May

There are no special events in Phuket in May. You might find shopping malls unusually attractive with their intense air conditioning or to hide from occasional tropical rains! May is when the Similan Islands close for the low season, so you should check beforehand if you want to visit them.

If you plan to take photos of planes landing in Phuket, there is a high chance that aircraft may start approaching Phuket International Airport from the east coast.

Songkran Festival Phuket

May is the mango season, and this is your chance to enjoy Khao Niaw Ma Muang (mango sticky rice), one of the most loved desserts in Thailand. This cheap but delicious treat is available all year round and easy to find in many restaurants, but April to June is when the fruit is the sweetest and tastiest. Read about Thai deserts here.

Mango Sticky Rice

Phuket prices in May

While the cost of living doesn’t change much, hotel prices decrease as the low season is approaching.

Rainfalls and temperatures in Phuket in May

May Weather
Average Day Temperature32°C
Average Night Temperature28.7°C
Average Sunny Days12 days
Average Rainy Days15 days
Average Rainfall259.5mm
Average Humidity79%
Water Temperature30°C

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FAQs about Phuket Weather in May

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

    In May, the average temperature in Phuket is 32°C during the day and 28.7°C at night.

  2. Q. How many rainy days in May?

    In Phuket, during May, the rain falls for 15 days, with an average rainfall of 259 mm.

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

    In May, the average water temperature is 30°C.

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

    The average day length in May in Phuket is 12h 34 min. The sunrise is around 6.20 am, and the sunset is around 6.45 pm.

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

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

Willy Thuan
Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run and manage large international online travel guides.