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Phuket Weather Radar Animation

The Thai Meterological Department website weather radar image - updated every 20 minutes - good for spotting rain and storms in the vicinity of Phuket. The image also shows Phi Phi, Krabi, Koh Lanta, Koh Yao, Khao Lak and the Similan Islands - so a very useful tool for weather spotting in this region!

Thai Meterological Department Phuket Weather Radar Loop - images updated every 20 minutes

short url for this page: http://bit.ly/Ul4Ex

Original source : TMD

Latest updated static Phuket radar images (open in new window):

120km range image
240km range image

The loop has a range of 120km. The 240km range static image is useful for spotting weather further out.

TMD also has a Bangkok Weather Radar image loop. Other radar images, go here.



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This Phuket Weather blog entry was first published on February 26, 2008

  Comments

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Blogger marc :

Hello Jamie,

The radar image looks very interesting but can you add any comment? For instance, what do these colors mean with the scale?

Kindly regards,
Marc

February 26, 2008  


Blogger Jamie Monk :

Well, basically the higher the number, the heavier the precipitation. Red is heavy rain, yellow light rain, green just a light drizzle. The maths behind weather radars is scary... check this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_radar

:)

Jamie

February 26, 2008  


Anonymous Anonymous :

Hi Jamie

I assume the time on the radar is UTC ?

Have a nice day,
Walter

August 07, 2008  


Anonymous Bryn from the states :

Hello! This is a great site! Me, my boyfriend, his roommate and his girlfriend are all headed your way tomorrow! I have been to Thailand one other time when I was 15 years old; now (being 21 and the rest of the group 24yrs) I think I will have a greater respect for EVERYTHING I see. This will be the first time to Phuket and I cannot wait. The other couple joining has been watching the weather forecast and has been complaining about rain- we say f-it! It's going to be amazing either way and this site has given us even more hope and credability that the rainy season is also warm and it may down pour then clear up all within a few hours! See you all sooN!

September 11, 2009  


Anonymous Anonymous :

Hi Jamie,

Great blog, very helpful information!
I will come to Phuket on 1st of July for a few days. It's my first time there, so I want to go to Phi Phi and Phang Nga Bay. Normally we should be able to go there in July? I am thinking of the conditions on the sea...

Thank you!
Anca

June 01, 2011  


Blogger Jamie Monk in Phuket :

Yes you should be able to go on trips to Phi Phi and Phang Nga Bay :)

For trip booking - contact my friends at Easy Day Thailand - they can help with any trips you want to make :)

June 01, 2011  


Anonymous Anonymous :

Hi Jamie

I will be coming to Phuket 4 September will I be able to visit Phi Phi island and what is the the weather normally like during that period.

Rgds
Andeline

July 29, 2011  


Blogger Jamie Monk in Phuket :

September on average the 2nd wettest month of the year. You will have some sun, some rain and some days that are not so nice, but yes you will be able to get to Phi Phi. Suggest not booking until the day before so you have an idea of the weather.

July 30, 2011  


Blogger frederic pierson :

radar image on this site isn t usefull..I explain ,it doesn t work well.... and not good calibrate.
I tried to used a lot of time...I m former weather forcaster...
all the time disapointed... :-(
and all the meteo on official thai meteo : http://www.tmd.go.th/en/region.php?RegionID=6 ....

Not good,not update, and ...

August 02, 2011  


Anonymous Anonymous :

I have been checking the Radar now for the last 7 Days and the same image is being shown all the time, There is no updated image

September 20, 2011  


Blogger Jamie Monk in Phuket :

I have noticed also, but I can't fix it - radar is from the Thai Meteorological Dept. Hope they can fix soon!

September 20, 2011  


Anonymous Anonymous :

Why is your radar image from Phuket airport not updating and it is showing the same image for 5 days now .. thanks

September 21, 2011  


Blogger Jamie Monk in Phuket :

Radar is from the Thai Meteorological Dept not my radar. Hope they can fix soon!

September 21, 2011  


Anonymous Anonymous :

Maybe worth emailing them or calling them re the radar Image fault. I suspect that they may not know its not updating , I dont know there email address otherwise I would send them the issue direct

September 21, 2011  


Blogger justin joseph :

Hi Jamie,

My wife and i would be in phuket on 21st oct till 28th. this is our first trip so wanted to make it worth while.
Would you suggest the places i can go with this limited time? Also wanted to know the spas in thailand. which one would you recommend.

Thanks in advance.

Justin

September 25, 2011  


Anonymous Anonymous :

Hello Jamie,

I wonder if you could settle a weather question?

I remember years ago that the official start to high season was the 1st December. Then, TAT wanting a longer "official" high season changed it to 1st December.
Of course, this is actually dependent on the wind changing from the SW to the NE.
Could you look in your archives and see when the wind changes from the SW, how long the period of fluctuation and when the wind comes predominantly from the NE?
If I remember rightly, Early November is the start of the change, the middle it is flip-flopping and by 1st December it is from the NE. Do your archives confirm this?
Is the old start of the high season more correct than the new when you look at wind direction?

November 14, 2011  


Blogger Jamie Monk in Phuket :

Hello - I don't have any archived wind data, but since I have been here, the winds/seasons have (with some variation) been the same. The SW winds stop blowing sometime in October, this year it was before the 15th, sometimes it's later. November is (on average) the high season month with most rainfall, so maybe that's why the "high season" was regarded as December by some tour operators....

November 14, 2011  


Anonymous Anonymous :

Dear Jamie, why is rain radar showing weather pattern from 8 hours ago, surely Airport uses up to date information, then again TIT.

September 30, 2014  


Blogger Jamie Monk in Phuket :

The weather radar is up to date, updates every 30 minutes. The time shown is UTC, 7 hours behind local time.

September 30, 2014  




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