Weather and Diving
August 2013 gave us lots of sunny days, some of these with a bit of rain during the day or night. Most of the rain fell in the night, but also during the day we had some rainshowers and a few wet days.
Most of the time the weather was good for diving.
It was again a bit cooler than in some previous years, which is excellent for the health of the corals. There were many sightings of blacktip reefsharks and quite a few leopard sharks around near the Bida Islands in the Phi Phi area and in the Shark point area.
Because of the strong wind on two days we could only dive at our alternate destination of Coral Island on one day and on one day we could not go to Racha Noi Island, on all other days we could safely go yo all destinations.
|Sunny days, dry||9||10||9||8||7||14|
|Sunny days, rain in the evening||0||1||0||3||3||0|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, dry||8||7||1||5||4||2|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening||2||2||2||3||2||1|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day||8||5||7||5||8||10|
|Overcast days, dry||0||0||3||0||0||0|
|Overcast days with rain in the evening||0||1||1||0||0||0|
|Overcast days with some rain during the day||1||1||5||5||0||0|
|Overcast, wet days||3||4||3||2||7||4|
|Days without wind or with a slight breeze||21||19||26||26||20||28|
|Days with a moderate or strong wind||10||12||5||5||11||3|
|Outside temperature (centigrade)||27-33||28-35||27-36||28-34||29-36||30-36|
|Average temperature (centigrade)||31.2||31.3||31.1||31.4||32.8||33.6|
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