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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Phuket, Thailand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Phuket...

Phuket is a coastal city in Thailand. It is a comparatively average coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 89072 people. The water temperature around Phuket has low variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 27.5°C (81.4°F) in August up to 30°C (86°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (84°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Phuket is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Phuket?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Phuket is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Phuket. The closest decent spot is Asu, which is almost 490.8km (304.9miles) away from Phuket. Click here for directions and for more information on Asu and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Bawa, which is roughly 494.5km (307.1miles) away from Phuket. Another fun surfspot is Bawa, located approximately 494.5km (307.1miles) from Phuket.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Phuket. The closest decent beach is Phuket, which is only 5.9km (3.7miles) away from Phuket. Another fun beach near Phuket is Ko Phi Phi Don, approximately 27.9km (17.3miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Phuket?

The average water temperature around Phuket is extremely warm, around 29°C (84°F), with no significant variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Phuket. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal chilly conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Phuket can be remarkably intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Phuket?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little year round. The waters around Phuket are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Phuket: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Phuket...

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