Averages for Phuket in July

Weather lowdown

Monsoon season is well under way in July with rainfall increasing from June and further increasing towards the end of the monsoon season.  August does see a drop in average rainfall before the highest seen in September of 400mm. The average rainfall this month is 300mm that will fall over 18 to 19 days. Heavy rain will fall over short periods of time and will be replaced by sunny days and a cooling breeze t...

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  • Temperature Temperature 28°C 82°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 31°C 88°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 25°C 77°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 300 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 19 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 30°C 86°F

Daily averages for Phuket

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 28 28 29 28 28 28 29 29 29 29 28 28 29 28 29 28 29 29 29 29 29 29 28 29 29 29 29 29 28 29 29
°F 82 82 84 82 82 82 84 84 84 84 82 82 84 82 84 82 84 84 84 84 84 84 82 84 84 84 84 84 82 84 84

Weather lowdown

Monsoon season is well under way in July with rainfall increasing from June and further increasing towards the end of the monsoon season.  August does see a drop in average rainfall before the highest seen in September of 400mm. The average rainfall this month is 300mm that will fall over 18 to 19 days. Heavy rain will fall over short periods of time and will be replaced by sunny days and a cooling breeze that will make being outside very pleasant. Even wet, the weather here is warm all year round which makes it a popular tourist destination all year round particularly from people wanting to escape the harsh European winters.

The average temperature is 28°C that sits between the average high/lows of 25°C and 31°C. July sees the end of the hot season, even though temperatures vary little here as Phuket is close to the equator. Average humidity sits at 85% which also varies little before reaching a high of 90% during the height of the monsoon in September. Major resorts are air conditioned as are many indoor activity locations making it a pleasant experience even when it is hot and humid outdoors.

Due to the effects of the monsoon, cloud cover will limit the average sunshine hours to 8 hours a day. Once the rain has cleared you will be left with bright sunny days and a cooling breeze. The average sea temperature at this time of year is 30°C that makes swimming and other water activities a pleasant experience. Some beaches will be closed at times the day during the monsoon as they are directly influenced by the weather with high waves and dangerous undertows.

At this time of the year foggy days are rare but you will experience an average of one foggy day this month which will increase to the March high of 8.

Where to stay

The Shore at Katathani is a luxury resort at Kata Noi Beach and is a mix of indoor and outdoor living with pool villas, sea view pool villas and 2 bedroom villas available. The pool and sea view pool villa are for 2 adults only and the 2 bedroom villa sleeps 5 over the age of 12. All villas have an infinity pool and deck, air conditioning, satellite TV, sound system, hair dryer, writing desk, bathrobe and slippers, umbrella and mini bar.#

The Shore at Katathani Kata Noi Beach Thailand

The Shore at Katathani, Kata Noi Beach, Thailand.

The restaurant, The Harbour serves 3 meals a day from fresh local ingredients that changes from season to season. Choose from Thai and international cuisines from entrees, mains and desserts and an American breakfast cooked to your tastes. Breakfast is from 6am to 10L30 am, lunch is from 12 noon to 3pm and dinner is from 7pm to 11pm.  Diner at night is contemporary and varies from tapas like starters to Italian mains all accompanied by entertainment each night.

For alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks The Lighthouse is the spot to relax and unwind at any time of day from 10am to 12 midnight. Wine lovers should visit The Cove, a premier wine cellar with selection of top wines from around the world for tasting and sales. Private and small dinner parties can be had here.

Swim in the amazing infinity pool that looks over the sea and laze on a sun lounge in privacy or enjoy a workout in the fitness centre or for the more laid back holiday check out the Library and choose a book, DVD, CD or magazine all in a range of languages.

A range of complimentary activities include yoga, picking tropical fruit and aqua aerobics. The tour desk can arrange a tour or boat trip to a nearby island for scuba diving and snorkelling and airport transfers. All people staying here are able to use the facilities at the Katathani Phuket Beach resort.

Centara Blue Marine Resort and Spa is located on a cliff top at the northern and quieter end of Patong Beach. The spectacular view of the Andaman Sea is set against a backdrop of lush green forests. Choose from a deluxe or superior room, 1 bedroom suite or a family suite. All rooms and suites have wifi, TV with international channels, mini bar, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer and bathroom with a separate shower. Each room also has its own furnished balcony for outdoor relaxation. The superior and deluxe rooms are suitable for 3 adults or a couple with a child, premium deluxe rooms accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 3 children, family suite sleeps 5 and the 1 and 2 bedroom villas sleep 4.

Swim in and relax by one of 3 swimming pools while the children splash about in one of 2 pools or play at the Kids Club. Workout at the fitness centre or enjoy a game of pool, snooker or table tennis or be pampered in the spa or beauty salon.

Eat at the Blue Pacific Restaurant or the Tub-Tim Royal Thai Cuisine. The Blue Pacific is open all day from breakfast through to lunch and dinner for an a la carte menu offering Asian and international dishes. The Tub-Tim is open for lunch and dinner and features dinner BBQs as an outdoor option while dining on the terrace has great views of the beach. At the Blue Sapphire Pool is the thatched roofed Pool Bar serving a variety of cold drinks during the day. From 10am to 7pm is the By the C Café serving a selection of teas and coffees and baked treats and other snacks and light food. In the lower garden is the Lets Relax bar serving a range of drinks and snacks from 10 am to 10pm. The in room dining service is available everyday from 6:30am to 12 midnight.

Blue Marine Resort and Spa Phuket Thailand

Blue Marine Resort and Spa Phuket, Thailand.

Things to do

The Tha Rua Shrine is an outstanding example of a Taoist shrine and is the 4th oldest in Phuket. Striking in red and gold with many carved dragons, this temple is full of beautiful artwork and sculptures. The shrine is on the road to the airport at 169 Moo3.

A great place for the entire family is Phuket Zoo located at Chaofah Road Muang and is open every day from 8:30am to 6pm. The zoo is set on 5 acres of landscaped grounds with lush fig trees and plantings. Each day there are crocodile, monkey and elephant shows that give you an insight into these amazing animals. The shows are on throughout the day so you will have a chance to see these animals on your visit. There is also an aquarium, bird park and orchid garden and you have the opportunity to have your photo taken with an animal star.

For the nature lover a trip to Bang Pae Waterfall is a must. It is Thailand's tallest waterfall at 15 metres and the lower pools are great for cooling down on hot day and the fish will nible at your feet. The trek to the falls is short and is near the Gorilla Rehabilitation Project in Ban Pa Khlok.

Bang Pae Waterfall tallest waterfall Thailand

Bang Pae Waterfall, Thailand's tallest waterfall. 

Hit the beach

Laem Ka is a beach in the south of Phuket near Rawai with a few steps down to the beach then through a small gate and the shady coconut palms. During the peak tourist season there are beach vendors here selling food and drinks but in the off season they have moved on. There are some sun lounges here and the area is good for a lazy day at the beach.

For some great snorkelling go to Ya Nui Beach that is in the shadow of Phrom Thep and near Rawai. You are able to hire snorkelling gear and kayaks here for exploring the local marine area. During the peak season there are beach vendors and little cafes selling food and drinks to tourists. This is a beach with shells galore and the children love wandering down the sand and collecting pretty shells. Just off shore is a small island Koh Keyao Noi that you can snorkel out to or kayak to. You can also paddle to Nai Harm Beach from here. The north end of the beach is the spot for body boarding and sometimes you can get a massage at the beach.

Rawai Beach is not a swimming beach but is a great place on hot days to spend under the shade of the trees. This beach is home to many boats that are moored just off shore and at low tide the mud flats are exposed. There is a cape at both ends and this is a good spot to relax and unwind away from the crowds.

Rawai Beach Phuket Thailand fishing boats sand

Rawai Beach, Phuket, Thailand.

Where to eat and drink

For lovers of Italian food you need to visit La Gritta at the Amari Phuket at the south end of Patong Beach. For traditional handmade pastas with delectable sauces, pizzas with fresh toppings and delicious desserts come and see the menu here. If you arrive just before sunset, the view to the west is magnificent. The wine list here is extensive and you should find something to suit your tastes. This is the place for a romantic dinner overlooking the beach on a lovely terrace.

The B-Hive Gallery and Bar is located in Taveewong Road Patong and offers you a fine dining experience by the ocean. A great range of Thai and western dishes all made to your taste. The chef will prepare food especially for if you have allergies and such. Dine outside under the stars and enjoy music from the weekly jazz band.

Located in the Holiday Inn Resort is Sam's Steak and Grill open for dinner from 6pm to 12 midnight. Dress code is enforced and is smart casual but no beach wear or sporting team clothes. This place is renowned for its great steaks cooked just to your liking. The wine list is extensive with reds, whites and sparkling.

Sam's Steak and Grill Phuket Thailand

Sam's Steak and Grill, Phuket.

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