How is Phuket weather in November?
In November, the weather in Phuket starts showing some improvement as it is the last month of the rainy season. On an average year, you can expect a mix of sun and short rains, but the risk of entire days of heavy rain reduces, sunny days are frequent. All tours and day trips operate normally, prices are still on the cheap side, and road traffic remains fluid.
Temperatures and rainy days in November
|Record high||34.8 °C|
|Average high||31.7 °C|
|Average rainy days||15.4|
|Daily sunshine hours||5.8|
The air temperature is around 30˙C. Phuket sea is warm all year round, so this is never an issue; however, the ocean can be rough on some days, and you must keep an eye on the red flags. This is a serious matter as riptide is treacherous and unfortunate accident still can happen. It is always an excellent idea to booking a hotel with a pool for those days, especially those with pool bars and pool access rooms, there are many in Phuket.
What to Do in November?
The amazingly beautiful Similan islands are reopened, but the ocean may still be a bit rough on some days. Buying motion sickness pills can be a good idea, just in case.
As always, all other day trips are operating, and you can go to Phi Phi Island, Coral Island and Racha Island without worries. Tours are only cancelled on exceptionally bad days. In these cases, you will be refunded or offered another day trip the next day. Phang Nga Bay is beautiful at any time of the year and is a must-see in Phuket anyway!
Loy Krathong Festival
On November 13, Thailand celebrates the beautiful Loy Krathong festival! Everywhere around Thailand, people will release floating offerings with candles and incense on top, or even flying lanterns. It’s beautiful and happens everywhere.