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Phuket Weather in December

By Mike HoUpdated Jun. 6, 2022

Planning a trip to Phuket in December? Read our article about Phuket weather in December for temperatures, rainfall, humidity, clothes to wear, travel tips, and top things to do in December.

Typical Weather on Phuket in December

  • Average temperature range: 23–31°C (75–86°F)
  • Average rainfall: 72 mm (3 inches)
  • Average rainy days: 10
  • Average sunny days: 15
Phuket weather in December

The weather on Phuket in December is warm and pleasantly dry, with an average temperature of 27°C (80°F). The average daily high temperature is about 31°C (86°F) and the average low is at 23°C (75°F). It is one of the best months to visit Phuket and Thailand.

The average rainfall drops to 72 mm, which falls as low/medium-intensity showers on about 10 rainy days. Most of the rain is gone in a short time, about 1–3 hours a day. The humidity in December is also very comfortable at 70%.

What to Wear in December

It is good to wear shorts, T-shirts, light trousers, and long-sleeve shirts during the daytime in December. You should prepare a light jacket and thicker trousers (cords, jeans, …) for going out at night, as the temperature drops below 20°C (68°F) sometimes. Rainy days are few and a small umbrella or a light raincoat will be ok to cope with the showers.

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Tips for Visiting Phuket in December

December is one of the most popular months for traveling in Thailand. Crowds of people and long queues can be seen at the most popular tourist attractions on Phuket.

Hotels and flights use their high season prices, which makes travel costs high in this month. If you are planning to visit Thailand in December, you'd better prepare for the crowds and high costs.

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Top Things to Do on Phuket in December

Here are some of the things you can do in December.

1. Enjoy Some Beach Time

Kata Beach

December is a great time to enjoy the sunshine and beaches on Phuket. There are many well-known beaches, including Patong Beach, Khao Lak Beach, Kata Beach, Bang Tao Beach and more. Each of them has its own characteristics.

You can also try the water sports available from different beaches, like jet skiing, wind surfing, and parasailing. Read more about Beaches of Phuket.

2. Visit the Big Buddha

Visit the Big Buddha

As one of the most popular sites in Phuket, the Big Buddha of Phuket attracts numerous tourists in the high seasons. Located at the top of Nakkerd Hill, the 45-meter-high white Buddha Statue looks great on sunny days. At the summit of the hill, you can have a bird's-eye view of Phuket Island.

3. Go Diving and Snorkeling at the Similan Islands

the Similan Islands

The Similan Islands offer some of the world's top diving and snorkeling sites. It is a great experience to view the fascinating corals and colorful fishes under the crystal blue water. If you are lucky, then you can even "dance" with the turtles. Read more about the Similan Islands.

4. Visit Rawai Village

Visit Rawai Village

Located on the east coast of Phuket Island, Rawai Village is a good place to experience the lifestyle of fishermen in the seaside tribes. Learn the customs and beliefs of the local residents, called the Moken. They will be very happy if you buy some seafood from them. You can also rent a boat to sail the nearby sea or go fishing.

5. Feed the Elephants in an Elephant Sanctuary

 Elephant Sanctuary

If you are traveling with kids, particularly, the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary should be on your list. It is a good place (for your kids) to get close to these giant and cute animals. Visitors are very welcome to feed and bathe the elephants.

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Monthly Weather and Travel Information for Phuket

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