Weather Averages for Phuket in August
Averages for Phuket in August
Phuket is a mountainous island located to the south west of mainland Thailand, to the east of Burma, and the north west of Malaysia. It is Thailand’s largest island and is renowned for its active nightlife and white sandy beaches.
August temperatures in Phuket are lovely, ranging from 24 to 31 degrees celsius. The cool breezes from the Andaman Sea ensure it doesn’t get uncomfortably hot during this month. The rains are still prominent during August, with 272.6mm on average falling in short but heavy bursts.
In between the rain, be sure to check out Phuket’s Big Buddha. Measuring 45 metres tall, this marble statue is situated atop a large hill so getting there involves a few steps. Fortunately, it’s a beautiful climb, with hundreds of bells lining the path. Visitors can even purchase a bell at the visitor centre to attach to the pathway. There’s also a smaller gold statue behind the Big Buddha, measuring 12 metres.
In the evening, visit the Siam Niramit Phuket, a theatre showing a spectacular performance describing Thailand’s history. The 70 minute show begins at 8:30 pm, but there’s events from 5:30 pm including elephant rides, a floating market and outdoor performances, as well as a Thai buffet from 6pm onwards.
Stay at the budget Simplitel Hotel in Karon for just £18 per night. All rooms offer a private balcony overlooking the sea and feature LCD TVs, mini bar, air conditioning and en-suite bathroom. There’s a restaurant and fitness centre on site, and the hotel offers a shuttle service making travel to and from the airport very easy.