Originally Posted by junek
Typically, the winds are not very strong.
Depends on the season.
The SW monsoon, from June to September, can bring strong W and SW winds to Phuket along with heavy rain.
The SW monsoon this year (i.e. now) has been surprisingly strong. Heavy rain squalls, low visibility, some strong wind
. Strong wind
and rain come in pulses of a few days length.
See for example:
Phuket on alert for flooding, landslides | Bangkok Post: news
Governor warning Phuket residents about more floods and storms - Phuket Gazette
surface wind (in a general regional sense), see the patch of W to SW wind hitting Phuket and Phang Nga Bay currently and for the next 24 hours (the wind and rain are expected to ease): Marine Forecasts | Surface Winds |
And the consequences of the low visibility, caused by rain, and the stronger wind and bigger waves? Here's a couple of examples: ‚€˜Safety‚€™ mayhem on Phuket‚€™s waters - Phuket Gazette
The NE monsoon, starting from late Nov and stretching some years to late March or even April, is a different story. Phang Nga waters are usually calm, because it is in the lee of the Kra peninsula. That's the time for family