April Weather and Diving
April 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009
April 2019 was the way it is supposed to be: nearly no wind and excellent diving conditions. And we had again manta ray sightings, most of the sightings at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai in the Similans National Park and Hin Daeng and Hin Muang in the South, just as in 2016 and 2017 mamy sightings, considerably more than in 2018. But there were not as many whaleshark sightings this year. Besides Richelieu Rock, where most were spotted, there were also sightings in the Phi Phi and Shark Point areas.
Weather wise it was also as usual albeit it was warmer than usual, sometimes even too hot, with not enough rain. All in all we had 28 nice and sunny days with on 10 days some clouds and on 11 days some rain, mostly just some drops in the night. We only had two really overcast days.
The diving at both the local sites (Phi Phi area, Shark Point area, Racha islands) and the liveaboard destinations (Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock plus the Southern destinations Hin Daeng, Hin Muang and Koh Haa) was in 2017 possible every day, in 2018 we had one day where we could not dive in the King Cruiser-Shark Point area and at Richelieu Rock, this year we could dive at all destinations every day of the month. Diving at our housereef here at Kata Beach was possible every day, we did the last dives here on the 30th, when visibility was not very good. We'll start again in November.
|Sunny days, dry||15||17||13||19||13||11||10||5||17||10||10|
|Sunny days, rain in the evening||5||3||1||0||2||3||1||5||4||4||2|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, dry||4||4||6||10||7||11||7||3||2||9||2|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening||2||2||1||0||3||0||2||2||0||2||1|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day||2||3||8||1||4||3||6||10||5||3||11|
|Overcast days, dry||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||2||1||1|
|Overcast days with rain in the evening||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0|
|Overcast days with some rain during the day||1||0||1||0||0||1||1||4||0||0||3|
|Overcast, wet days||0||0||0||0||0||1||3||0||0||0||0|
|Days without wind or with a slight breeze||28||27||30||25||26||29||26||30||29||30||24|
|Days with a moderate or strong wind||2||3||0||5||4||1||4||0||1||0||6|
|Outside temperature (centigrade)||32-38||32-37||30-34||33-37||31-36||29-35||28-36||29-35||29-36||34-38||31-37|
|Average temperature (centigrade)||35.9||34.4||32.8||34.5||33.7||33.5||32.5||33.0||33.7||36.2||35.3|
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