is the same size as Singapore Island. About 70 percent of
Phuket is forested hills. Mai Tha Sip Song is the highest
peak on the island, 529 meters above sea level. Low plains
form the rest of the area, mainly in the center and south.
There are three canals, Khlong Bang Yai, Tha Jin, Khlong
Tha Rua, and Khlong Bang Rong, which run through the island.
the largest island in the country, but the smallest province
in the South. It is located between 7°45' and 8°15'
north latitude, and from 98°15' to 98°40' west longitude
on the map.
Surrounded by 32 smaller islands,
Phuket occupies 543 square kilometers. The overall length
from north to south is 47.8 kms and 21.3 kms from west to
east. Phuket connects to the mainland by two bridges, the
Sarasin Bridge and Thoa Thep Krasatri Bridge (600 meter, across
Pak Phra Channel, bridging Chatchai Landing of Phuket and
Tha Nun Landing of Phangnga). To the south and west Phuket
adjoins the Andaman Sea, and the Krabi Sea to the East.
average temperature is around 28.0 to 29.3 degrees Celsius.
The lowest average is around 21.8 to 22.7 degrees Celsius
and the highest is 35.7 degrees Celsius (in 1998).
Phuket's weather conditions,
like other provinces in the south, are dominated by monsoon
winds that blow throughout the year. There are two distinct
seasons, rainy and dry. The rainy season begins in May and
lasts till October, during which the monsoon blows from the
southwest. The dry season is from November through April,
when the monsoon comes from the northeast.
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