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Phuket Weather in October: Vegetarian Festival

September 09, 2022 - 570 views

What is the weather like in Phuket in October? Our article will answer this question for you.

Phuket is a city located in the southern part of Thailand. It includes Phuket Island - the country's largest island and 32 other small islands off the coast. Because of its beautiful islands and beaches, Phuket attracts a lot of tourists every year. Certainly, before going to any place, visitors should learn about the climate and weather of that place. We will provide details on Phuket weather in October for you to plan the most enjoyable and hassle-free holiday.

Characteristics of Phuket weather in October

Phuket has a tropical monsoon climate with a constant temperature throughout the year. The average temperature in October ranges from 24.5 degrees to 31.5 degrees. The average daytime temperature is 28.2 degrees Celsius.

At this time, October is the last month of Phuket's rainy season. Therefore, the rainfall will be less than in September. Precipitation of Phuket in October has dropped to 280mm compared to September's 400mm. However, there are still 23 rainy days on average. The sun shines for around 7 hours a day, which means sunny weather is occasionally expected aside from rainy days. The sea temperature remains at 29 degrees Celsius, which is pleasant for water-related activities. But travelers should always keep in mind the weather conditions each day, and if the sea is safe for swimming.

As November kicks off peak tourist season in Thailand, you can expect Phuket weather in October getting better towards the end of the month.

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What to expect in Phuket in October

Since October is mostly rainy, there are very few outdoor activities suitable for you. On rainy days, you should experience indoor activities such as watching Simon Cabaret show — Thailand's most spectacular cabaret show, Fantasea show, and Muay Thai. There are many special showings that Thailand prides itself on. A vast selection of indoor and outdoor activities is the reason why many tourists choose to come back to Phuket for a second, third, or even fourth time without feeling bored on their holiday.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket holds the most eventful celebration of the Vegetarian Festival in Thailand. There are plenty of vegetarian food stalls with yellow flags on top of the streets. Visitors to Phuket during this time will enjoy a colorful and fun-filled festival. The festival takes place on the first day of the 9th lunar month (late September or early October in the solar calendar) and can last for days. Phuket islanders having Chinese ancestry have pledged to follow a nine-day vegetarian diet, a form of purification that is supposed to help keep the year away from trouble.

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Travel tips for Phuket in October

  • Phuket in October is still a fairly wet month, so remember to pack comfortable clothes and bring an umbrella for a hassle-free trip.
  • The rainy season is approaching its end in October, making it the last month of the low tourist season. Therefore, tourists who want to avoid the crowds should consider October if budget is a priority. You might be interested in booking a tour package in Phuket

If you are planning a visit to Phuket in October, the most important thing to keep in mind is to refer to the weather forecast of each day since your activities and tours are subject to cancellation. Though the rain can be off-putting, Phuket still has a lot to offer on vacation!

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