January weather forecast
Phuket, Thailand

Beautiful long tail boats on the white sandy shores of a beach in Phuket, Thailand
Beautiful long tail boats on the white sandy shores of a beach in Phuket, Thailand

Weather in January

January, like December, is another tropical winter month in Phuket, Thailand, with average temperature ranging between min 24.5°C (76.1°F) and max 32.7°C (90.9°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 28°C (82.4°F) and only 4 rainfall days, with 30.3mm (1.19") of accumulated rainfall, makes January the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in December - a still tropical 32.7°C (90.9°F). The average low-temperature, in January, is 24.5°C (76.1°F).

Heat index

In January, the average heat index is computed to be an extremely hot 42.5°C (108.5°F). Beware: Heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', or 'feels like', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like activity, metabolic differences, pregnancy, and wind affect individual temperature impact. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in January is 70%.

Rainfall

In January, the rain falls for 4 days. Throughout January, 30.3mm (1.19") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Phuket, there are 170 rainfall days, and 2219.5mm (87.38") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

January, February and December, with an average sea temperature of 28°C (82.4°F), are months with the coldest seawater.
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

Months with the shortest days in Phuket, Thailand, are January and December, with an average of 11.7h of daylight.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Phuket is 9.2h.

UV index

In Phuket, the average daily maximum UV index is 11. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 11 transform into the following instructions:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in January in Phuket?

In Phuket, Thailand, in January, the average high-temperature is 32.7°C (90.9°F), and the average low-temperature is 24.5°C (76.1°F). In January, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, is computed to be 42.5°C (108.5°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Phuket?

In January, the average relative humidity is 70%.

How many days does it rain in January in Phuket?

In Phuket, Thailand, in January, it is raining for 4 days, with typically 30.3mm (1.19") of accumulated precipitation.

What are the months with the coldest sea water in Phuket?

January, February and December, with an average sea temperature of 28°C (82.4°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Phuket, Thailand.

What is the water temperature in January in Phuket?

In January, the average sea temperature in Phuket, Thailand, is 28°C (82.4°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

What is the month with the shortest days in Phuket?

Months with the shortest days in Phuket, Thailand, are January and December, with an average of 11.7h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Phuket have in January?

The average length of the day in January in Phuket, Thailand, is 11.7h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Phuket?

In January, the average sunshine in Phuket, Thailand, is 9.2h.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Phuket?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Phuket is 11. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in January
Phuket, Thailand

Average temperature in January - Phuket, Thailand
  • Average high temperature in January: 32.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (34°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are September and October (31.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 24.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (25.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (24.4°C).

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Average humidity in January
Phuket, Thailand

Average humidity in January - Phuket, Thailand
  • Average humidity in January: 70%

Months with the highest relative humidity are September and October (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (69%).

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Average rainfall in January
Phuket, Thailand

Average rainfall in January - Phuket, Thailand
  • Average rainfall in January: 30.3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (361.2mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (23.9mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Phuket, Thailand

Average rainfall days in January - Phuket, Thailand
  • Average rainfall days in January: 4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (23 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Phuket, Thailand

Average sea temperature in January - Phuket, Thailand
  • Average sea temperature in January: 28°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are April, May and June (30°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February and December (28°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Phuket, Thailand

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Phuket, Thailand
  • Average daylight in January: 11.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.6h).
Months with the shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.7h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 9.2h

The month with the most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 9.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 4.7h).

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Average UV index in January
Phuket, Thailand

Average UV index in January - Phuket, Thailand
  • Average UV index in January: 11

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 10).

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