Phuket Weather October Averages, Thailand
What's the Weather Like in Phuket in October
By October and towards the end of the month the monsoon rains are easing but there will still be heavy downpours with average rainfall of 280mm falling over 23 days. This is down from the September high of 400mm but still more than the dry season that starts in December that averages 30mm to 40mm each month.
The heavy rains will end giving you sunny humid days that are excellent for fishing as the rain makes the fish come out of hiding. By the end of the month the rain will start to lessen with November expecting an average of 200mm.
Temperatures remain warm here all year round to Phuket's closeness to the equator. Average temperatures this month are around 28°C that sits between the average high/low temperatures of 24°C and 31°C. The average temperature will cool slightly towards the end of the month with November and December expecting 27°C.
The average humidity is the highest this month at 90% due to the rain falling on more days. This will ease slightly as the year comes to an end and the dry season begins with around 75% humidity the highest seen. Air conditioned locations are popular this month with many attractions indoors.
Clouds and overcast weather caused by the monsoon conditions sees the average sunshine at its lowest at the end of the monsoon season at just an average of 7 hours per day. The high average of 9 hours a day is seen in the dry season and this will start to pick up towards the end of November and into December.
The average sea temperature is 29°C and stable during the monsoon months and will drop to its lowest of 28°C in December. The monsoon will still be influencing beach conditions and some will be closed due to the dangerous swimming and surfing conditions.
Foggy days are on the increase from this month on towards the highs seen in March. Expect 2 foggy days this month, up from 1 day last month.
Hotels for Phuket in October
Point Yamu is a luxurious resort at the tip of Cape Yamu that overlooks the crystal waters of the Andaman Sea. You can choose from a room, suite or villa all with floor to ceiling windows framing the amazing views. All of the villas, suites and rooms have king size beds, bath and separate shower, air conditioning, satellite TVs, mini bars and Shambala products. Villas sleep up to 6 people and some of the rooms and villas have their own private pool for the ultimate in holiday experiences.
Eat in one of the 2 restaurants, Italian and Thai or have a great healthy Shambala feast at the spa and wellness centre. There is also room service and you are able to have a picnic basket packed for you to enjoy by the pool or on a day trip.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner La Sirena offers you great breakfast choices, wood-fired pizza and seafood for lunch and a comprehensive menu for dinner. Nahmyaa Thai is open for dinner all year and for lunch between November and April. If you are after a healthy smoothie or other great drinks the Aqua Bar is the place to go.
For a restful and rejuvenating time make a visit to the Shambala Retreat and enjoy a holistic therapy to increase your feeling of wellbeing. Have a massage, body treatment including waxing or have a quiet yoga or stretching session.
The Chava Resort is located on Cherntalay at Talang on Surin Beach. Stay in a 2, 3, 4 or 5 bedroom apartment some with their own plunge pool. Each apartment is air conditioned with cable and satellite TV, sofas and occasional chairs, home theatre system, full size fridge/freezer, oven and cooktop, microwave, kettle and toaster.
At The Chava there is a swimming pool with spa, a poolside café that serves 3 meals and snacks each day, poolside bar for all refreshments, room service and a concierge. Baby sitting can be arranged if you need it. If you want to learn to cook your favourite Thai dish the chef will come to your apartment and show you how.
If you are in need of some pampering and relaxation have a great spa treatment and the resort can arrange for offsite gym passes and yoga visits.
Beaches for October for Phuket
The Naka Island is just east of Phuket has some great beaches for those looking for somewhere a little out of the way. There is only one resort here with another possible soon. You can come here on a boat trip or make your own way here by longtail boat from Ao No Pier. Koh Naka Yai is the largest island and the eastern side beach is where the day trippers and boats land.
There are toilets here as well as local vendors selling food and drinks. There are deck chairs on the beach and you can rent a variety of water sport equipment such as kayaks, banana boats and jet-skis. The beach can be quite noisy in the afternoon but after 5pm when the day trippers leave the beach is nearly deserted and quiet.
The smaller beach on the eastern side has the Tenta Nakara Resort and is not as popular as the other larger beach. On the north western side of the island is Six Senses Beach and Spa resort.
Koh Naka Noi
Koh Naka Noi is the smaller island and has a long beach on the western side and a Pearl Farm in the north. This island is largely undeveloped and for the beach explorer this could be the ideal spot for an unspoilt beach experience.
Restaurants and Bars for Phuket in October
The Bill Bentley Pub
The Bill Bentley Pub is in north Phuket at Mai Khao and offers you great pub food, Thai selections and beer on tap with ciders and loads of sport on the big screen TVs. There is a range of burgers and pies such as chicken and beef burgers, Guinness and beef pot pie, cottage pie, fish and chips as well as Thai favourites, steak and pasta. The drinks list extensive with a large selection of beers and spirits.
A Spoonful of Sugar
For a great bakery treat try A Spoonful of Sugar located in Rawai and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8am. The New York Cheesecake is a hit as are the whole wheat pancakes and mixed fruit pancakes. The new ranges of omelettes are tasty with fresh veggie options as well. The carrot and chocolate are recommended and the coffee and ambience of the place is relaxed and calm.
Food Court at Patong Promenade
For a great selection of Thai, Asian, American, noodle and pasta dishes go to the Food Court at Patong Promenade. Here is a great selection of small stand alone cafes and food stalls dishing up fresh Thai and seafood dishes as well as sweets and international cuisine all day from 9:30am. Nong Nan Seafood offers you spring rolls, fries, fried chicken as well as fresh seafood straight from the boats in the bay. Wai Thai No 6 offers you western food like spaghetti, pizzas, burgers and seafood with great views of the beach.
Things to Do in Phuket in October
Monkey Jungle Cruise
The Monkey Jungle Cruise is a great way to see the Mangrove Jungle, small villages and monkeys. At the end of the cruise visit some sheltered islands for relaxing and swimming on the beach or kayaking. This cruise is suitable all year round and a great way for a family to get to know the area and the kids will love feeding the monkeys. The boat, Pitta, leaves from Chalong Bay at 9am and passes the floating fish farms and small villages before you reach the mangroves.
There is a special project in place to preserve the mangroves and coastal areas after the Tsunami in 2004. When you enter the mangrove forest you will see the monkeys swinging in the branches. If you like you can grab a kayak and paddle deeper into the mangroves to see the unique flora and fauna living in this environment.
Phuket is a great place for fishing and during the wet season fishing is good. There is a fishing park, Fishing Khaolak at Sawai Lake. When you book into fish you are able to fish all day from 8am til 6pm and price includes equipment and bait and a guide.
There are large fighting fish here to test your stamina and strength such as Giant Mekong Catfish that can grow to weigh 40 kilograms, Striped Catfish to 20kgs, Giant Siamese Carp to 10kgs and smaller fish such as Alligator Gar, Pacu, Rohu and Tilapia. There is a restaurant here where you can drown your sorrows about the one that got away or celebrate the ones you landed.
Phuket Wake Park
For the lovers of fun and an adrenaline rush check out the Phuket Wake Park located at Kathu with both inside and outside obstacles such as transition rail, box, pipe long, kicker large and the rooftop. Outside obstacles include handmade A frame, step down, start box, fun dock, kicker large and straight long.
You can ride for 2 or 4 hours on the big cable or pick a morning or evening session. The winch can be hired for 10 minute, 30 minute or one hour slots with a coach if you want one. You can also have lessons here that are 1 hour in length.