Weather in Phuket
Phuket lies 8 degrees north of the equator and experiences mild tropical weather. The winds generally blow from the NE in the Dry season months, which are from November until April. During this time it is possible to sail in all parts of the area, including the West coast of Thailand and the famous Surin & Similan Islands, known for their great diving locations! The days are generally blue skied and the nights starry. This is the favorite time for visitors to the Island.
In the "Green season", which falls in May to October, the wind turns and comes generally from the SW direction. Fortunately being blessed with mild weather Phuket does not experience cyclones or typhoons and the weather in this season is often pleasant with some rainfall.
Although the Andaman Sea coast is unsuitable for sailing during this time, Phang Nga Bay, off Phuket's East Coast, provides a sheltered, calm and enchanting place to cruise. With it's numerous islands, all unique in formation, this makes a great cruising area by any one's standards!