April Weather and Diving
April 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008
April 2017 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, but not as many as in 2016 though. There were also considerably less whaleshark sightings this season.
Weather wise it was also as usual albeit quite wet, but still a very nice hot month. All in all we had 29 nice and sunny days with on 15 days some clouds and on 10 days some rain, sometimes impressive tropical rainshowers. We only had one really overcast day.
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 Hiin Daeng, Hin Muang and Koh Haa) was possible every day. Diving at our housereef here at Kata Beach was not possible on 3 days due to bad visibility after rain. We have now stopped diving here at our housereef, well start again in November.
|Sunny days, dry||13||19||13||11||10||5||17||10||10||12|
|Sunny days, rain in the evening||1||0||2||3||1||5||4||4||2||3|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, dry||6||10||7||11||7||3||2||9||2||5|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening||1||0||3||0||2||2||0||2||1||0|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day||8||1||4||3||6||10||5||3||11||8|
|Overcast days, dry||0||0||1||0||0||0||2||1||1||0|
|Overcast days with rain in the evening||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Overcast days with some rain during the day||1||0||0||1||1||4||0||0||3||2|
|Overcast, wet days||0||0||0||1||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Days without wind or with a slight breeze||30||25||26||29||26||30||29||30||24||29|
|Days with a moderate or strong wind||0||5||4||1||4||0||1||0||6||1|
|Outside temperature (centigrade)||30-34||33-37||31-36||29-35||28-36||29-35||29-36||34-38||31-37||32-37|
|Average temperature (centigrade)||32.8||34.5||33.7||33.5||32.5||33.0||33.7||36.2||35.3||34.2|
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