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Phuket Weather in May

Phuket Weather in May

By Mike HoUpdated Mar. 8, 2023

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

Typical Weather in Phuket in May

  • Average temperature range: 25–32°C (77–89°F)
  • Average rainfall: 260 mm (10 inches)
  • Average rainy days: 18
  • Average sunny days: 8
Weather in Phuket in May

It is hot in Phuket in May. The average daily temperatures in May range from 25°C to 32°C. The average rainfall in Phuket in May is a high 260mm, which leads to about 18 days with rain. Most of the rain falls at night and in the afternoon. The average humidity of May in Phuket is 85%.

What to Wear in May

Common clothes for vacationing in May in Phuket include T-shirts, skirts, and shorts. Anything that makes you feel cool is recommended to bring to Phuket in May. Sunglasses, caps, and sandals are needed when you are on the beach during daytime. Remember to pack a light raincoat or umbrella to prevent getting too wet.

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Travel Tips for Visiting Phuket in May

It is still quite hot in May in Phuket, especially in between the downpours. If you are planning a trip to Phuket, be prepared for the hot weather. With the monsoon and the beginning of the rainy season, you can expect many days of rainfall with a mix of sunny and cloudy weather. It is better to check the local weather forecast as you travel, and plan your outdoor activities according to the latest weather report. With Asia Highlights, your local guide would be trained and ready to flexibly adapt your itinerary to the weather.

Top Things to Do in Phuket in May

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

1. Take a Trip to the Phi Phi Islands

the Phi Phi Islands

The Phi Phi Islands are well-known for their crystal bright, turquoise waters, stunning limestone cliffs, and all kinds of outdoor sports activities. It is one of the top island holiday destinations around Phuket, Snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, and rock climbing are some of the most popular activities. Spend a day there to explore the beautiful islands. Read more about the Phi Phi Islands.

2. Climb up to the Karon Viewpoint

the Karon Viewpoint

Located to the south of Kata Noi Beach, Karon Viewpoint is a must-visit attraction for photography tourists in Phuket. After climbing up to the Karon Viewpoint, you will get a bird's-eye view of three of the most beautiful beaches on Phuket: Kata Noi, Kata Yai, and Karon Beach. More about beaches on Phuket

3. Try a Thai Massage in the Patong Beach Area

Thai Massage

If it is your first time to Thailand, a Thai massage is a must-try activity that is best experienced after a full and active day. Phuket has some of the best massage and spa centers in Thailand, and most of Phuket's best are located in the Patong Beach area. Read more on The Best Massage Shops on Phuket.

4. Explore Phuket Old Town

Explore Phuket Old Town

Phuket Old Town is a place to experience local life and learn about Phuket's past and its unique culture. You can walk around the town to explore its colorful Chinese/Portuguese architecture. There are many well-preserved shophouses, residences, temples, and shrines along the old streets. Learn more about Phuket Old Town.

5. Visit the Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant Sanctuary

Elephants are the national animals of Thailand. If you are visiting Phuket with kids, then the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary should be on your list. It is a good way to get close to nature and these cute giant animals. Feeding and bathing the elephants are the most popular activities for kids.

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