One of the most common questions I’m asked about Phuket is how the Phuket weather is. People seem genuinely concerned that the weather in Phuket could potentially ruin a trip to the island. Rest assured that the Phuket weather is far more forgiving than in Bangkok.
Whereas in Bangkok you expect the whole city to come to a standstill during the heavy rain, in Phuket, the rain comes in short sharp bursts that you barely notice. The whole monsoon-season aspect of Phuket weather is totally blown out of proportion.
Yes, it does rain a lot during some months, but it’s not as if it doesn’t ease up at regular intervals. At it’s worst, Phuket weather will be incredibly wet in sporadic bursts of an hour or so, but as soon as it stops raining, everything dries up pretty fast.
The best time to visit Phuket is definitely during low season. It’ll rain from time to time, but you’ll still be able to enjoy your trip. Phuket weather is hot all the year round, too, so the rain is usually refreshing.
I like the weather in Phuket far more than in Bangkok, mostly because when it rains the streets don’t tend to flood so much.