Phuket Town, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Phuket Town, Thailand? If you're planning to go to Phuket Town, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Phuket Town, Thailand

Based on the climate and weather in Phuket Town, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Phuket Town, Thailand by month

January

January can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella

February

February for Phuket Town can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Rain coat

March

If you visit Phuket Town during March, you are likely to find that it is sizzling. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops

April

In April, Phuket Town is sizzling and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Phuket Town, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

May

May in Phuket Town is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

June

If you go to Phuket Town in June, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

July

Traveling to Phuket Town in July, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts

August

Traveling to Phuket Town in August, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

September

September in Phuket Town is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

October

October in Phuket Town can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses

November

Traveling to Phuket Town in November, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

December

December in Phuket Town is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Phuket Town, Thailand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Phuket Town, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B, C and O
  • A SIM card that works in Phuket Town
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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