January Weather and Diving
January 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009
January 2018 was, just as 2017, quite wet, wetter than any year I can recall, 15 days with some rain. Now most of that rain fell in the evening and night, in quite often heavy showers, but this is really unusual in January. Still, we had 15 nice and fully sunny days, and in total 28 days days where we had lots of sun.
There were not many days with a moderate or strong wind, 3 is well below average.
In the previous 4 years diving at our housereef here in Kata was possible on all days but 2, this year we could dive there every day, albeit that visibility was really limited sometimes due to strong rainfall the night before. In the previous years Richelieu Rock, North of the Similans, could not be reached on a few days, this year we could safely and comfortably go there every day. Also all local divesites, Phi Phi, King Cruiser-Shark Point area and Koh Racha Noi and Koh Racha Yai we could safely and comfortably reach every day. In 2017 we were more limited, bit normally we can in January go to all destinations without any issues.
|Sunny days, dry||9||10||24||24||23||18||11||16||19||24|
|Sunny days, rain in the evening||6||0||3||3||6||1||5||2||5||3|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, dry||7||8||1||3||1||9||8||6||4||2|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening||6||3||0||1||0||1||2||1||0||1|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day||2||2||3||0||1||1||3||4||1||0|
|Overcast days, dry||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||1|
|Overcast days with rain in the evening||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Overcast days with some rain during the day||0||3||0||0||0||1||1||1||0||0|
|Overcast, wet days||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Days without wind or with a slight breeze||28||18||18||14||17||19||27||13||22||23|
|Days with a moderate or strong wind||3||13||13||17||14||12||4||18||9||8|
|Outside temperature (centigrade)||29-34||25-33||30-34||29-34||31-34||28-33||29-33||28-33||28-33||29-34|
|Average temperature (centigrade)||32.1||31.3||33.1||31.8||33.1||30.9||31.9||31.1||31.9||31.6|
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