The climate in Phuket during January can be summarized as hot, humid and reasonably dry.
January is in the winter in Phuket and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 23°C (73°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||31.7°C 89°F|
|Nightly temperature||23°C 73.3°F|
|Average temperature||27.3°C 81.1°F|
|Daily sunshine||9.4 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||40 mm 1.6 ins|
|Rainy days||5 days|
|Sea temperature||28.3°C 83°F|
|Windspeed||7.6kph 5 mph|
On average January is the 2nd driest month of the year in Phuket with around 40mm 1.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.4 hours of sunshine per day.
The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Phuket in January 2023.
Best places to visit in January
|Hottest month:||April||32.9°C 91.2°F|
|Driest month:||February||27mm 1.1ins|
|Coldest month:||September||30.3°C 86.5°F|
|Wettest month:||September||399mm 15.7ins|