October Weather and Diving
October 2017 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008
October 2017 was, as it can and often will be, an excellent October. The wind changed direction from West to East really late, in fact it is shifting direction at the moment, but apart from a few days in the middle of the month the weather has been very stable.
We had 8 really sunny days and 18 days that were at least partially sunny, 5 overcast days.
All in all, October 2017 was just as October 2018, 2014 and 2013 were a nice month and a good month for diving. In 2012 we could reach all divesites on every day of the month, in 2013 we were on 3 days limited to Coral Island, in 2014 on 4 days we could not safely go out at all and on 1 day were limited to Racha Yai, in 2015 we could again safely go out to all destinations on every day and this year on 1 day we could not dive in the King Cruiser-Shark Point area, and on 1 day we were limnited to Racha Yai. And just as in 2014 and 2015 all Similans trips managed to go to Richelieu Rock at the start of the season, we will start diving at our housereef again tomorrow, 2 November.
Unfortunately we made a mistake, and can not retrieve the data for 2016 anymore. So were sorry, but the October 2016 overview will be missing. I can say that it was a month with a few wet days and many days with some rain, especially in the night but also some rainshowers during the day. We did go diving every day, but were restricted on some days.
|Sunny days, dry||4||11||6||5||7||9||3||8||8|
|Sunny days, rain in the evening||4||1||1||4||4||3||1||2||0|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, dry||7||6||8||1||6||4||8||5||4|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening||3||4||1||10||3||2||3||4||10|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day||8||8||7||5||9||9||2||7||4|
|Overcast days, dry||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||0|
|Overcast days with rain in the evening||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Overcast days with some rain during the day||3||0||3||0||1||0||6||0||0|
|Overcast, wet days||2||0||4||6||1||4||6||5||5|
|Days without wind or with a slight breeze||28||28||26||22||27||19||15||27||21|
|Days with a moderate or strong wind||3||3||5||9||4||12||16||4||10|
|Outside temperature (centigrade)||29-33||30-34||26-34||28-33||28-33||28-34||27-32||28-34||30-34|
|Average temperature (centigrade)||31.6||31.7||31.7||31.0||31.4||31.7||29.8||31.2||32.8|
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