Phuket Weather November Averages, Thailand
What's the Weather Like in Phuket in November
Rainfall continues to ease into November with the monsoon moving away to return again next year. With 200mm of average rainfall falling over 16 days, the rain is lessening each month and towards the end of this month and into December the dry season will begin where rain drops considerably to 30 to 40mm a month.
The high and heavy rainfall seen in September with 400mm is gone and the days are drier with slightly less humidity. Rain will end each day and give rise sunny conditions ideal for lazing at the beach or fishing from the beaches, islands or ocean fishing.
While remaining warm, the average temperature is at its lowest in November and December at just 27°C between the average high/low temperatures of 23°C and 31°C. Warmer temperatures occur here all year as Phuket is close to the equator and makes it the perfect escape from the cold and miserable European winters. Expect to see more days over 30°C as the year comes to a close towards the end of this month and into December.
With the amount of rainfall still more than the dry season at the end of the monsoon the average humidity has dropped to a slightly more comfortable 85% that is down from October's highs of 90%. Air conditioned activities may still be the best option to escape the humidity or head down to the beach where a cooling breeze will make conditions better.
With the end of the monsoon and cloudy conditions the average sunshine hours are 7 per day but this will start to increase at the month's end to December's high of 8 hours a day. This is just one hour less than the high of 9 hours seen during the hot season.
Sea temperatures remain the same at an average of 29°C and the cooler December low of 28°C will be barely noticeable. Dangerous conditions at some beaches will ease this month with all being open towards the end of November and moving into December.
You will see an average of 3 foggy days this month and they will increase from now on to the high of 8 days a month in March.
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Hotels for Phuket in November
Beaches for November for Phuket
Try your hand at kite surfing at one of the beaches in Phuket. The best time of year for this water sport is between November and April. You can learn to kite surf at a kite surfing school and then rent the equipment for a day of fun and water at the beach. A premier business is Kite Surfing Phuket that is based on Friendship Beach at Chalong. Chalong Bay is considered one of the best spots to kite surf at.
Other beaches to kite surf at are Nai Yang Beach, Layan Bay and Rawai Beach.
Relax Beach is also known as Karon Noi Beach and it is visible from the road between Patong and Karon. You will need to access the beach from a boat unless you are staying at Le Meridian Resort. The bay has soft powdery sand and is a good spot for snorkeling.
The Similan Islands are 100 kilometres North West of Phuket and have some delightful, picturesque beaches covered in soft white sand. Many people take a day trip to the islands to scuba dive and swim and snorkel off the beaches.
WOW Andaman offers you trips to the Similan Islands that includes entrance to National Parks, lunch, snacks and drinks and a professional tour guide. The water here is warm and crystal clear and you can see the fish swimming as you look into water.
Restaurants and Bars for Phuket in November
The Sh'Bang Bar is a wonderful place to take a friend for a good English sausage sarnie or a filling breakfast. The busy atmosphere is likable and it is located in Chalong Rawai.
The Locavore Restaurant is located at the Outrigger Laguna Resort and is open for breakfast from 6:30am to 10:30am and then from 10:30am to 10pm for a la carte dining. On Thursdays and Sundays there is an Asian Buffet and on Friday it is seafood buffet night. Saturday sees a wholesome Thai feast for Thai Buffet Night.
Menu ingredients are sourced locally and fresh produce and fresh seafood form part of the Asian and International cuisine on offer. Metzo's Bistro is also at the Outrigger and serves tapas, mezze, antipasto, fresh handmade pasta, pizzas and grilled seafood with an extensive drinks menu.
Phuketique Coffee Bar
Phuketique Coffee Bar is located in Ranong Road in Amphoe Muang and serves a variety of beers and ciders as well as bakery treats, breakfast dishes, coffees and teas. Favorites for diner here are the Red Velvet Cake, Spicy tuna sandwiches, waffles and pancakes.
Things to Do in Phuket in November
Amazing Bike Tours
Cycling is the ideal way to get around Phuket and you can hire your bike and explore by yourself or join a cycling tour. Many guest houses have bikes for hire but there are some bigger firms such as Amazing Bike Tours that offer adventure tours, overnight tours and day tours. Some of the tours are suitable for children 12 years and up who are good cyclists such as the half day Phuket Country Side Tour that explores the north eastern section of the island including the Gibbon Facility.
This trip covers about 20 kilometres and there is always a support vehicle following tours just in case you can't continue for one reason or another. The overnight bike tours are an adventure in themselves and the 3 day Khao Sok and Cheow Lan Lake tour takes you through 3 provinces in southern Phuket and includes other activities such as swimming and kayaking.
Phuket Fishing Charters
For more adventure try Phuket Fishing Charters who will take you out to sea for some exciting deep sea adventures. This is a community fishing charter company with several boats to choose from with day fishing, night fishing, overnight charters, game fishing, bottom fishing and reef fishing. Battle with a Marlin or yellow fin tuna, Wahoo or mackerel in November or go reef fishing around the nearby islands such as Racha, The Drop Off and Similan Islands.
Pum Thai Food
If you love Thai food why not take a cooking class so you can have amazing authentic Thai food back at home. Pum Thai Food offers you the choice of several cooking classes from one or 2 dishes to a feast. A one dish lesson lasts 30 minutes or you can be here cooking and learning for up to 6 hours, cook with Pum and learning her signature dishes.
Blue Elephant Cooking School
The Blue Elephant Cooking School has a 5 day culinary extravaganza where you will learn so much about Thai food and the herbs and spices used. For a quick class try a half day morning or afternoon lesson.
Phuket Flying Hanuman
For high adrenaline eco adventure visit the Phuket Flying Hanuman zip line adventures. They are proud to say that not one tree was cut down to create this adventure playground where you can fly between the trees and in the tree tops by zip lines. All platforms are built in wood and designed individually for each tree. Highly rated equipment is used to ensure your safety and all guides are specially trained so you get the most from your day.