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Phuket Weather Forecast

I've been in Phuket since 1999 and started a weather blog in 2006 so I think I can say that I know the weather in Phuket. And it's unpredictable. Phuket weather is not as simple as "wet" / "dry" or "low season" / "high season". Yes, on average you get less rain from November to April compared to May to October, but this does not mean you'll get NO rain in December, and it does not mean you'll get ALL rain in July. There are rainy days in high season, and there are beautiful sunny days in low season. You can visit in August and have a week of sunshine, or you can be unlucky and get mostly wet, windy weather. The weather can be a bit random sometimes. And most of the weather forecasts online are, in my opinion, a bit useless.

What websites have good weather forecasts for Phuket? The sites I use most are Windguru, Windy.com and Accuweather.

Windguru is more of a wind and wave forecast site, though it does have estimated rainfall. I have used this site for years - very useful for planning dive trips - on a boat trip we don't care too much about rain, but we do care about strong winds and high waves! Windy.com is a lovely site to play with, it shows a map which you can zoom in and out of, you can switch from wind forecast to wave forecast to rain forecast, it's great.

Accuweather, of all the big weather forecast sites, I find to be most accurate. It shows daily and hourly forecasts with % chances of rain.

One issue with Phuket weather forecasts is that the weather here is often very localised. It might be raining in one part of Phuket, sunny in another. Thunderstorms and showers can last just a short time, so an otherwise dry day is marked as "rainy". You may see little weather symbols which indicate rain, but please .. this does not mean it will rain all day all over Phuket. We do sometimes get heavy weather with a few days of rain over a large area in low season, but that is not so common. Weather here in Phuket in low/wet season is very changeable and normally very localised.

Other forecast tools ...

The Phuket weather (rain) radar is useful to see what is on the way soon! You can see rain coming in, it's good to estimate how wet or dry the next few hours may be, good for short term planning.

A weather satellite is also good for looking at incoming weather.

There are lots of weather forecasts on the web for Phuket. By all means do have a look but they do tend to be inaccurate and don't take into account localised weather. Often in low season, some of these sites are just set on "Chance of Rain" or "Chance of Thunderstorm" every day! And that's a load of crap. You can check the Phuket forecast at Weather.com, Yahoo, BBC, or the Thai Meteorological Department.

For the latest Phuket weather updates you can also follow me on Twitter - @jamiemonk - I do tend to mention weather most days!


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Phuket Webcams | Thailand Webcams

Webcams are a great way to quickly compare weather in different areas of Thailand. It's not always that easy to find a Thai webcam on the internet. If you search Google you get all kinds of results, but often leading to webcams that are no longer operating or pages that are basically sp@m. I have found quite a few good Thai webcams from various locations and lots in Phuket. Webcams are sometimes offline, or showing old data or just disappear. I will try to keep this page updated! If you know of any more or notice than any of these are no longer working, please do let me know - you can leave a message on the Jamie's Phuket Facebook Page. Thanks!

Phuket Webcams

There are quite a few Phuket webcams on this Phuket weather blog and I also added some to JamiesPhuket.com. A great way to check the latest Phuket weather although do take care of the date and time showing on the webcams, they might not be 100% live, might be non functional and you may be seeing old weather!

Patong Beach - several webcams online

Looking across the bay from Patong Tower
Looking up Bangla Road
At Patong beach near Laimai Resort
Looking across Patong Bay from Thavorn Beach Village
At Graceland Resort
At Dolphin Circle (north end of Patong)

Karon Beach - 3 different webcams

Looking along Karon Beach from Marina Resort
Karon Beach in front of Thavorn Palm Beach Resort
Beach Road near Old Phuket Hotel

Kata Beach

Kata View from the hillside

Phuket Town

Old Phuket Town (corner Phuket Road and Phang Nga Road)

Sarasin Bridge (far north of Phuket, connecting the island to the mainland)

Sarasin Bridge Webcam

Chalong Bay

Chalong Bay Webcam

Naiharn Beach

Naiharn Beach Webcam

Khao Lak

Khao Lak Webcam

Koh Samui - I get lots of questions about the weather - is Phuket weather better, or is it better in the Gulf of Thailand? Have a look!

Koh Samui Webcams Youtube Channel

Hua Hin

Hua Hin Webcam

Pattaya

Pattaya Webcams

Koh Pha Ngan

Thong Nai Pan Bay
Maehaad Bay Resort

Bangkok

Chaophraya River 2

Kanchanaburi

Bridge Over the River Kwai

Like I say, some of these may not be running all the time. I do check now and then and remove links to dead cams, but this is the best I can do for now if you want to check the latest conditions (weather) in Phuket or other parts of Thailand. Please do note that none of these webcams are anything to do with naughty nightlife. Just street views, beach views and weather!


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Phuket Airport Arrivals and Departures

Phuket Airport - Flight Arrivals and Departures



(data from www.flightstats.com)


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Webcam above Kata Beach Phuket

There is currently a very good website online called See It Live Thailand. There are webcams all over the country from Phuket to Pattaya to Kanchanaburi to Koh Tao, all over! Here's a great one. This webcam is on the top of Galleri by Katathani (formerly Foto Hotel) at Kata Beach (well, not right at the beach .. the hotel is uphill a little, so you get a rather nice view!)

Below - Webcam at Galleri by Katathani Hotel, Kata Beach.

Galleri by Katathani Hotel, Kata Beach, Phuket



The original webcam is on the TAT website here.

Info and booking for the Galleri by Katathani here.

More Kata beach hotel suggestions here.


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Webcam above Kata Beach Phuket

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