August Weather and Diving
August 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010
August 2020 was, just as 2018 and 2017, as good as it gets in August with lots of sun and many calm days.
26 at least partially sunny days, 13 fully sunny days, are really excellent for August. With not much rain and not
many windy days it was an excellent month, with excellent diving. A pity that only local tourism is allowed
at the moment.
On the days where we had a moderate or strong wind it probably did affect the diving on 2 days, where we were limited to Racha Yai. All in all we had 26 days with lots of sun, 10 days with some rain during the day and no really wet days. On 23 days we had very calm weather with just a slight breeze, on 8 days the wind was stronger.
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. 2016 was the first year in which thankfully Coral Island was not used as an alternate destination, so 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, the worst year in living history. In 2017 on 2 days we were limited to Racha Yai, on one day we could only dive Racha Noi and Racha yai and on 2 days we could not dive in the King Cruiser/Shark Point area, in 2018 on 2 days there was no diving at all, on 6 days we were limited to Racha Yai, and on 3 more days we could not comfortably and safely dive in the King Cruiser-Shark Point area. In 2019 it became again very clear that we take more the comfort and safety of our guests into account than some of the others: we cancelled when others waited till the morning and till other boats cancelled, and on one day the boats turned around while we had already cancelled the morning before. This year on 2 days we were limited to Racha Yai, on all other days diving would have been possible at all destinations.
There were many sightings of blacktip reefsharks at Koh Bida Nok, one of the Phi Phi divesites, and we had quite a few whaleshark sightings in the Phi Phi area as well. The diving has been really good these last few months. And not just at Phi Phi, also at the Racha Islands and King Cruiser-Shark Point area, where we did some diving with really good visibility.
|Sunny days, dry||13||7||12||10||2||7||4||9||10||9||8|
|Sunny days, rain in the evening||0||1||5||3||1||2||3||0||1||0||3|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, dry||6||4||3||3||5||5||9||8||7||1||5|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening||1||5||2||1||7||5||3||2||2||2||3|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day||6||2||3||3||4||4||5||8||5||7||5|
|Overcast days, dry||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Overcast days with rain in the evening||0||5||0||0||2||1||0||0||1||1||0|
|Overcast days with some rain during the day||4||6||6||7||9||1||3||1||1||5||5|
|Overcast, wet days||0||0||0||4||1||6||4||3||4||3||2|
|Days without wind or with a slight breeze||23||12||18||19||8||19||25||21||19||26||26|
|Days with a moderate or strong wind||8||19||13||12||23||12||6||10||12||5||5|
|Outside temperature (centigrade)||28-35||28-35||28-35||26-34||28-33||27-33||28-34||27-33||28-35||27-36||28-34|
|Average temperature (centigrade)||32.7||32.4||32.5||31.2||30.9||30.6||31.5||31.2||31.3||31.1||31.4|
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