Phu Quoc Island Weather, Best time to visit

Phu Quoc Island Vietnam has a tropical monsoon climate with two seasons per year: dry season from November through April, rainy season from May through October. It rains more at the end of the rainy season in September and October. In the rainy season, it may rain for 20 consecutive days of a month. The annual rainfall is 3,000mmm (or sometimes 4,000mm to the north of Phu Quoc) per annum.

The predominant wind in the rainy season is southwesterly. During the rainy season, the winds are often strong, the sea waters near the island are murky, the sea is rough. Expect cloudy days from July through October. During the rainy season, the sea is rough on the west and calm on the east of the island. The averaged humidity in the rainy season is 85-90%

The predominant wind in the dry season is northeasterly. During the dry season is sea is calm on the west and rough in the east of the island. The averaged humidity in the dry season is 78%

The hottest months of the year are April and May when for several weeks the temperatures reach 35oC, 36oC or more daily.

Phu Quoc Island is not often hit by typhoons or tropical depressions. If any, then the time for possible typhoons and tropical depression is from late October to early January.

Phu Quoc weather and temperatures by month
January: Dry season, sunny, calm sea, jelly fish season, 25-30oC.
February: Dry season, sunny, calm sea, 25-33oC.
March: Dry season, strong sunshine, 27-35oC.
April: Dry season, strong sunshine, 28-36oC.
May: Rainy season, strong sunshine, 28-33oC.
June: Rainy season, sunny and cloudy, turbid water near the island on the east, 29-32oC.
July: Rainy season, cloudy, rough sea, turbid water near the island on the east, 26-30oC.
August: Rainy season, cloudy, strong winds, rough sea, turbid water near the island on the east, 26-29oC. Chances of areas on the islands are flooded due to excessive rains.
September: Rainy season, cloudy, wet, strong winds, rough sea, turbid water near the island on the east, 25-29oC.
October: Rainy season, cloudy, wet, strong winds, rough sea, turbid water near the island on the east, 25-30oC.
November: dry season mostly, low humidity, some possible late rains (or rarely typhoons), sunny, 25-32oC.
December: best time to visit Phu Quoc, dry season, low humidity, calm sea, sunny, 25-30oC.

The best time to visit Phu Quoc Island
The best time to visit Phu Quoc is in the dry season from November through March. The temperatures are pleasant during this time, 25-28oC. The sea is calm during this period. While it is nice weather, it is the busy tourist season, too. Prices may be higher and services may be booked out. The beaches are more crowded than at the other times of the year.

For best prices and quiet beaches and not so rainy weather, then the transitional moments are the best: April, May, late October and early November.

The prices are the cheapest during the rainy season. If you happen to visit Phu Quoc during the rainy season, then it is better to stay on the east of the island where it is calmer wind and sea.