Weather Averages for Phuket in September
Averages for Phuket in September
Phuket, known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman Sea’, is Thailand’s largest island and one of the most tourist dense places in the country. The tropical monsoon climate means year round hot and humid weather, although the summer months can get very wet.
September is the coldest and wettest month in Phuket, with 399mm of rain falling on average and temperatures unlikely to go above the 30 degree mark. However, temperatures rarely drop below 23 degrees celsius in September, so Brits who can withstand the long and heavy downpours will still enjoy hotter weather than back home.
One of the best ways to hide from the rain is by indulging in a bit of shopping at one of Phuket’s many indoor malls. The Central Festival is the most popular shopping destination on the island, with well known stores and restaurants such as Lacoste, Dorothy Perkins, McDonalds and Sizzler. Another option is Jungceylon which has all the usual stores and restaurants as well as nightclubs, a theatre, a cinema and a shell museum.
Another indoor activity is the Thalang National Museum. For just £2, visitors can see many artifacts recovered from the 2004 tsunami, as well as learn about the history of Thailand. A large section of the museum is dedicated to Thao Thepkasattri and Thao Srisunthorn who helped protect Phuket from Burmese invaders. A monument to these two women, known as the Two Heroines Monument, is located near to the museum.
Stay at the 4* resort of Amari Coral Beach for just £65 per night. All rooms have a private balcony with views over Patong Bay and Phuket’s mountains and the hotel has a private beach for guests only where visitors can swim, snorkel, dive or just enjoy Phuket’s warm weather away from the crowds.