Due to its proximity to the equator, in the course of the year, there is little variation in temperatures. The city has an average annual high of 32 °C (90 °F) and an annual low of 25 °C (77 °F). Phuket has a dry season that runs from December through March and a wet season that covers the other eight months. However, like many cities that feature a tropical monsoon climate, Phuket sees some precipitation even during its dry season. Phuket averages roughly 2,200 millimetres (87 in) of rain.
The two main seasons in Phuket are from November to April and from May to October with the typical tourist season falls between December and April. Phuket gets substantial tourist inflows from some very cold countries in Europe, Scandinavia and Russia during November to April every year.
February, March and April are the hottest months in Phuket with little or no rains during this period. Winds are consistent but there may be a late thunderstorm which could bring down the temperature.