August Weather and Diving
August 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008
August 2015 was not as good as August can be: more days with a moderate or strong wind, more days with limited diving destination options, less sun and more rain, so much more rain that for the first time in 10+ years we have had a flooding here at the shop, and not just once but twice!
With many days with a strong wind we cancelled diving trips quite a few times. Unfortunately other DC's were still selling trips and boats were still going out, knowing full well in advance they could not reach the promised dive destination. In 2014 on two days we could not dive in the Shark Point area, in 2013 on one day we could only dive at our alternate destination of Coral Island and on another day we could not go to Racha Noi Island. This year on two days we were limited to Coral Island, on four days to Racha Yai and on four days we were not able to dive in the Shark Point area. So we had ten days where we were limited in dive destinations.
There were sightings of blacktip reefsharks at some of the Phi Phi divesites and we also saw dolphins on a few occassions, both more than in 2014. Leopard sharks though we only saw a few times, far from as many as we were used to.
|Sunny days, dry||7||4||9||10||9||8||7||14|
|Sunny days, rain in the evening||2||3||0||1||0||3||3||0|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, dry||5||9||8||7||1||5||4||2|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening||5||3||2||2||2||3||2||1|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day||4||5||8||5||7||5||8||10|
|Overcast days, dry||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||0|
|Overcast days with rain in the evening||1||0||0||1||1||0||0||0|
|Overcast days with some rain during the day||1||3||1||1||5||5||0||0|
|Overcast, wet days||6||4||3||4||3||2||7||4|
|Days without wind or with a slight breeze||19||25||21||19||26||26||20||28|
|Days with a moderate or strong wind||12||6||10||12||5||5||11||3|
|Outside temperature (centigrade)||27-33||28-34||27-33||28-35||27-36||28-34||29-36||30-36|
|Average temperature (centigrade)||30.6||31.5||31.2||31.3||31.1||31.4||32.8||33.6|
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