August Weather and Diving
August 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008
August 2016 was far from as good as August can be: many more days with a moderate or strong wind, more days with limited diving destination options, less sun and more rain during the day. No flooding here at the shop though this year!
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. In 2015 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, all in all ten days where we were limited in dive destinations. This year thankfully Coral Island has not been used as an alternate destination, but on 9 days we were limited to Racha Yai, on 2 days to Racha Noi and Racha Yai and on 4 days we could not safely dive in the Shark Point area. So on 15 days we were limited in our diving destinations, I dont recall ever seeing something like that.
There were sightings of blacktip reefsharks at some of the Phi Phi divesites, but we did not see any leopard sharks. We used to see them at quite a few divesites, but right now we're lucky if we get to see one.
|Sunny days, dry||2||7||4||9||10||9||8||7||14|
|Sunny days, rain in the evening||1||2||3||0||1||0||3||3||0|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, dry||5||5||9||8||7||1||5||4||2|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening||7||5||3||2||2||2||3||2||1|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day||4||4||5||8||5||7||5||8||10|
|Overcast days, dry||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||0|
|Overcast days with rain in the evening||2||1||0||0||1||1||0||0||0|
|Overcast days with some rain during the day||9||1||3||1||1||5||5||0||0|
|Overcast, wet days||1||6||4||3||4||3||2||7||4|
|Days without wind or with a slight breeze||8||19||25||21||19||26||26||20||28|
|Days with a moderate or strong wind||23||12||6||10||12||5||5||11||3|
|Outside temperature (centigrade)||28-33||27-33||28-34||27-33||28-35||27-36||28-34||29-36||30-36|
|Average temperature (centigrade)||30.9||30.6||31.5||31.2||31.3||31.1||31.4||32.8||33.6|
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