August Weather and Diving
August 2014 was less sunny than previous years, but all in all we only had 7 overcast days. There was some rain, but not as much as previous years, so again a relatively dry month.
With not many days with strong wind the weather was good for diving. Because of this not strong wind we could dive at all destinations nearly every day, just on two days we could not dive in the Shark Point area. This is comparable to last year, when 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, on all other days we could safely go to all destinations.
There were the occasional sightings of blacktip reefsharks and a few leopard sharks, but not as many as we were used to.
|Sunny days, dry||4||9||10||9||8||7||14|
|Sunny days, rain in the evening||3||0||1||0||3||3||0|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, dry||9||8||7||1||5||4||2|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening||3||2||2||2||3||2||1|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day||5||8||5||7||5||8||10|
|Overcast days, dry||0||0||0||3||0||0||0|
|Overcast days with rain in the evening||0||0||1||1||0||0||0|
|Overcast days with some rain during the day||3||1||1||5||5||0||0|
|Overcast, wet days||4||3||4||3||2||7||4|
|Days without wind or with a slight breeze||25||21||19||26||26||20||28|
|Days with a moderate or strong wind||6||10||12||5||5||11||3|
|Outside temperature (centigrade)||28-34||27-33||28-35||27-36||28-34||29-36||30-36|
|Average temperature (centigrade)||31.5||31.2||31.3||31.1||31.4||32.8||33.6|
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