Koh Phi Phi Weather Overview
The climate in Phi Phi is similar to that of Phuket or Krabi. The peak tourist season is between November and April and it’s also the ideal time to visit Phi Phi. The weather is comparatively cooler and pleasant with occasional light to heavy showers. Phi Phi experiences its peak summer season between January and April.
Here is the general overview of Koh Phi Phi weather during different periods of year
November to February: This is the coolest season in Phi Phi after the rains are over. With the best weather, naturally, this is also the busiest time with most tourists planning their trips around this period. The temperature varies around 23°C and 30°C. While December is the coolest month in the region, February is the driest. This is the perfect time to spend the day relaxing on one of the gorgeous beaches and enjoying water sports in the calm sea. You can then party it out till the wee hours of the morning.
March to mid-May: These are considered as the hottest months in Phi Phi just before monsoon hits the area. The temperatures vary in the mid-thirties, with humidity levels steadily on the rise.
Mid-May to October: Monsoon season in Phuket lasts from May to October. Average temperature during monsoons is 28 °C-29 °C. While the weather is at its humid best, the prices are at an all-time low, making this one of the cheapest seasons to plan a trip. Apart from being cost effective, it’s also a peaceful time to visit because it’s not as crowded as the high season. The wettest months are May, September and October, but it’s rare that the region would get continuous days of heavy rainfall.
Check the below table for the general idea of Koh Phi Phi weather throughout the year.
|January||30°/ 25°||2 days|
|February||30°/ 25°||6 days|
|March||31°/ 26°||3 days|
|April||31°/ 27°||18 days|
|May||31°/ 27°||15 days|
|June||30°/ 27°||20 days|
|July||30°/ 27°||8 days|
|August||30°/ 27°||22 days|
|September||30°/ 26°||18 days|
|October||29°/ 25°||29 days|
|November||30°/ 25°||23 days|
|December||30°/ 25°||7 days|
Best time to go to Koh Phi Phi
November and April is the best time to visit Phi Phi Islands. The weather is pleasant around this time. December is the coldest month in Phi Phi Islands, while February is the driest month. Temperatures also ideally range between 23°C and 30°C, making this the perfect weather touristy activities.
Alternatively, if you want to save money and want some peace, you can travel to Phi Phi Islands towards the end of the monsoon season in October. Temperatures will start to cool down, staying in the late twenties, and humidity too will begin tapering off. As it is right before season time occurs, you can make the best of both weather and the best deals around this time.
Koh Phi Phi Seasonal Weather Guide
Cool Season (November to April )
This is the coldest and driest season making it the ideal time for staying out in the sun all day, or partying all night. Temperature varies between 23°C and 30°C.
Hot Season (March to Mid-May)
This is the hottest season in Phi Phi Islands. Since it’s just before monsoon hits the area, the humidity is quite high. The temperatures range in the mid-thirties (Celsius), but the humidity makes it feel more like the forties.
Rainy Season (Mid-May to October)
This is the monsoon season in this region. The average temperature during this season stays around 28 °C to 29 °C. The humidity is unbearable for most, but prices are most affordable around this time. It’s also the most peaceful time to visit because it’s not as crowded as peak season. May and September generally have the highest rainfall, making October the perfect pre-season time to visit these islands.