Phuket is the ideal gateway to the Andaman Sea islands with your cruising yacht. With hundreds of islands, there are many more miles of beaches, creeks and headlands meeting the sea. Under a fine tropical climate, the beaches are palm fringed, with pristine white sand, crystal waters and superb coral reefs for a perfect yacht charter experience.
Add to that the renowned friendliness of the Thai People, their magnificent cuisine and culture and Thailand has deservedly become Asia’s premier cruising destination.
Air temperatures varies from 25° to 32° ( sea temperature : 28° ).
You can enjoy your comfortable yacht charter all year round because there are no typhoons and even the seasonal monsoons are gentle.
CLIMATE AND WINDS
Perfect condition of sea and winds.
The area of Phuket knows rarely strong winds and is dominated by a tropical monsoon climate with two distinct seasons separated by two months called inter-seasons.
- Beginning of November the winds slowly turn again to Northeast.
- The sunniest months are December to April but November, July and August are very pleasant as well.
- The temperature is nearly all year around between 28°C and 35°C. The temperature of the sea is between 28°C and 32°C.
- There are no hurricans in this navigation zone and winds exceed very seldom 25 knots.
- Mid November to Mid April: Winds from Northeast dominate widely with speeds from 10 to 15 knots. The sea is calm and the weather sunny; during April winds slow down.
- Towards mid April the winds slow down to be replaced by Southwest winds.
- In May winds from Southeast get established with slightly speeds.
- From June to October: Winds from South West dominate with cloudy spells and "gusts of wind" exceed very rarely 30 knots. The sea stays generally calm with some short choppy periods.
They are semi-diurnal with intervals of app. 6 hours between high and low tide. The tidal range is about 3 meters in spring tide and 1,50 meters in neap tide. In shallow areas like the Bay of, Phang Nga tides can create currents that might be quite strong.
The swell is generally moderate and the sea is very seldom rough. The troughs reach 1 to 2 meters.