July Weather and Diving
July 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008
With the amount of sun and days with sun July 2018 was a typical July: quite a few bright and sunny days, some of those partially sunny. But just a few overcast days and not much rain during the day.
But it was a very a-typical July windwise: 23 days with a moderate or strong wind, much more than we usually see and also many more days where the wind affected diving, no less than 20 days.
In 2009 the diving boats could not go out on one day in July because of the weather conditions, in 2010 there was one day where we were limited in our destinations because of the height of the waves, in 2011 and 2012 we were also on one day limited in our destinations. In 2013 there was one day where we could only go to our alternate destination of Coral Island and one day where we could only go to Racha Yai and Phi Phi, in 2014 on two days we could only go to Coral Island, on eight days we were otherwise limited, in 2015 on three days we could not go diving at all, on two days we were limited to Coral Island, on four days could only go to Racha Yai, on four days only to Racha Yai and Phi Phi and on one day we could not dive in the Shark Point area, in 2016 on six days we could not dive in the Shark Point area and on four days we were limited to Racha Yai. In 2017 on five days we could not dive in the King Cruiser-Shark Point area, on two days we were limited to Racha Noi and Racha Yai and on one day to Racha Yai.
This year on six days there was no diving at all, on seven days we could go to Racha Yai only, on three days to Racha Noi and Racha Yai only and on four days we could not go to King Cruiser-Shark Point area. On the other days the boats could go to all destinations. Some of the days mentioned we cancelled all diving, which was in hindsight not necessary. Also on a few other days we decided to change destinations due to the weather forecast, even though the boats were going to the scheduled destination (but did not always reach it). Looks like we value safety and comfort much more than some others.
|Sunny days, dry||9||4||9||4||9||4||9||9||7||12||11|
|Sunny days, rain in the evening||1||2||0||2||2||0||0||1||4||2||0|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, dry||9||13||6||7||7||9||6||4||4||5||5|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening||2||1||5||3||1||7||2||1||1||0||5|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day||6||9||2||11||8||5||6||6||6||2||5|
|Overcast days, dry||0||0||1||1||0||1||0||2||1||2||0|
|Overcast days with rain in the evening||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||1||1||0||0|
|Overcast days with some rain during the day||1||1||5||2||1||3||3||4||3||3||0|
|Overcast, wet days||2||0||2||1||3||1||5||3||4||5||5|
|Days without wind or with a slight breeze||8||18||18||17||12||19||20||21||26||23||25|
|Days with a moderate or strong wind||23||13||13||14||19||12||11||10||5||8||6|
|Outside temperature (centigrade)||28-34||29-34||28-33||28-33||28-34||28-34||27-35||28-36||27-34||28-35||30-37|
|Average temperature (centigrade)||32.3||32.0||31.2||31.1||32.4||31.7||31.3||32.4||31.7||32.5||33.9|
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