January Weather and Diving
January 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011
After a quite wet 2017 and 2018 January 2020 was just as January 2019 dry; dry, windy and sunny. All in all we had 27 really sunny days, 4 at least partially sunny days and no rain at all, the latter being really exceptional.
But we also had 17 days with a moderate or strong wind, above average for January but less than in 2019.
In 2014 to 2017 diving at our housereef here in Kata was possible on all days but 2, in 2018 we could dive all days, in 2019 on 4 days we could not dive at the housereef. Richelieu Rock, North of the Similans, could not be reached on a few days, just as in previous years, and also King Cruiser-Shark Point area we could not safely dive at on 2 days. In 2017 we were more limited, but normally we can in January go to all destinations without any issues. In 2019 however on 2 days we were not allowed to go out due to a weather warning, even though the weather system never really reached Phuket and diving would have been possible at all destinations. This year we could dive everywhere on all days of the month.
|Sunny days, dry||27||22||9||10||24||24||23||18||11||16|
|Sunny days, rain in the evening||0||3||6||0||3||3||6||1||5||2|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, dry||4||2||7||8||1||3||1||9||8||6|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening||0||1||6||3||0||1||0||1||2||1|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day||0||1||2||2||3||0||1||1||3||4|
|Overcast days, dry||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||1|
|Overcast days with rain in the evening||0||1||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Overcast days with some rain during the day||0||1||0||3||0||0||0||1||1||1|
|Overcast, wet days||0||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Days without wind or with a slight breeze||14||10||28||18||18||14||17||19||27||13|
|Days with a moderate or strong wind||17||21||3||13||13||17||14||12||4||18|
|Outside temperature (centigrade)||33-36||28-35||29-34||25-33||30-34||29-34||31-34||28-33||29-33||28-33|
|Average temperature (centigrade)||34.6||33.5||32.1||31.3||33.1||31.8||33.1||30.9||31.9||31.1|
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