What is the Weather like in Phuket right now?
I get asked this question quite a lot via email or Facebook or comments on the blogs - "What is the weather in Phuket like now?"... followed by "We're coming in 2 weeks" or similar. Well, at this exact moment, the weather right now is very hot and very sunny with a bit of a westerly wind, BUT nobody can say what the weather will be like in 2 weeks, or even tomorrow. There are forecasts and best guesses and bones that ache when the rain is coming, but we don't control the weather. Tomorrow the sun will rise, and we will see. Que sera sera.
OK, so it's hot today, hot and sunny.. and has been all week. There was about 2 minutes of rain on Tuesday, and yesterday morning started cloudy, looked like dark clouds were gathering, but the sun won the battle. Much more of this and we'll be talking about empty reservoirs and cloud seeding! Well not yet, but there are sometimes very dry low seasons.
Sea looking much calmer today, winds are lighter than last week. Windy days are great if you are into kitesurfing. There's a kitesurf school at Nai Yang Beach in the north of the island. Thanks to Willy for sending a couple of photos from last week that show the waves (and blue skies!)...
Back to the NOW. There are a few very good places to look if you want to know the current weather in Phuket. Webcams, weather stations, weather radar - check the links below and bookmark this page! There are plenty more weather links on the left side of the page, too.
• Live Webcam at Karon Beach
• Weather station at Nai Yang Beach
• Weather Radar
What is the Weather like in Phuket right now? | The Phuket Weather Blog
This Phuket Weather blog entry was first published on June 11, 2009