When to visit Koh Phangan?
Koh Phangan is classified as having a tropical monsoon climate meaning that the island has a dry season and a very wet season. The weather of Koh Phangan realistically has three seasons; the horrid monsoon season which is thankfully short lived, a drier season and a hot season which has frequent heavy showers.
Koh Phangan weather and seasons
The dry season lasts from late December through to March and this is the main tourist season of Koh Phangan. The tourist season’s weather is hot, bright and not to humid - just right for lounging on the island’s fantastic beaches. February is the driest month and under the Köppen climate classification is the only month which has precipitation levels that are regarded as a dry season.
Average Weather Conditions for Koh Phangan
Towards the end of the dry season the humidity of Koh Phangan rapidly increase. From April until the late autumn monsoons the weather of Koh Phangan is the hot and humid with frequent downpours. These rains are short lived and there is always blue sky's afterwards.
The maximum and minimum temperature of Koh Phangan in centigrade and fahrenheit.
Koh Phangan's location means that it avoids much of the south-eastern monsoon that punishes Thailand's Andaman coastline. If you are planning to visit Thailand during the summer months Koh Phangan and Koh Samui would be a sensible location to consider.
The average hours of sunshine per day verses the amount of rainfall for Koh Phangan
Koh Phangan is hit by a much later monsoon, which arrives from the south west and strikes between September and mid November. As a tourist avoid this season due to flooding and high winds that disrupt transport connections. Koh Phangan as an island has less annual rain that the island’s main resort rival of Phuket.