Ko phi phi: Live Weather Reports
Live weather in Ko phi phi
The latest and today's weather in Ko phi phi, Thailand updated regularly
- Sunrise 06:06
- Sunset 18:37
|Temp feels like:||34°C (93°F)|
|Length of Day:||12h 31m|
|Pressure:||29.74" (1007 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||5 miles (8 km)|
Historic Temperatures for 25th May in Ko phi phi
|Average High||31°C (88°F)|
|Record High||35°C (95°F) (2002)|
|Average Low||25°C (77°F)|
|Record Low||20°C (68°F) (2012)|
Weather Overview for Ko phi phi
Phi Phi consists of two main islands: Koh Phi Phi Don, the large island, and Koh Phi Phi Leh, which is the smaller, sister island and is uninhabited. Phi Phi was made famous by the film The Beach, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, which was shot on Koh Phi Phi Leh's Maya Bay. In December 2004 Phi Phi was partially devastated by the Indian Ocean Tsunami and this can be seen today in the towering palm trunks with no leafy heads, and the rubble that has been built on top of in many parts of the island.
Ko Phi Phi, Thailand.
Throughout the year Phi Phi, and the rest of
The dry season, from December till April, is the best time to visit Phi Phi in terms of the weather. Nine hours of sunshine a day are only intermittently interrupted by rain. If rain does fall it does so in the form of a short-lived torrential downpour, often with thunder and lightning. This can provide a brief relief from the heat and a touch of drama. For the most part, the dry season allows for endless sunbathing, snorkelling and other water sports. Snorkelling and scuba diving are particularly suited to this season as the calmer sea allows for higher visibility levels in which to explore Phi Phi stunning corals, though actually the diving is still good in the wet season. This is a better season for climbers who come to enjoy the bizarre and beautiful rock formations due to the drier rock and slightly cooler temperatures.
The wet season, from May till November, is by no means out of bounds and still sees high numbers of tourists. The heat remains high, humidity increases and the rain pours down. While it is true that the majority of the rain falls in heavy bursts that clear up after not very long, this is not to be relied upon. Rain can fall for whole days and it is often quite overcast; the season sees around six hours of sunshine a day which is by no means bad, but these hours may be shared out between whole days of sun and whole days of rain. Aside from keeping you off the beach, the rain can cause other difficulties. Travel can become complicated as the sea gets rough and boats stop running. Resorts out of the main tourist area are sometimes difficult to reach without a boat as, while the island is heavily developed, some roads are rudimentary paths or just nonexistent and are affected by flooding. For instance,
Some would argue that the wet season is actually the best time to visit due to reduced crowds, cheaper everything and an added vibrancy to the area’s plant life. While these plus points are true, the unrelenting popularity of Phi Phi with tourists worldwide means that the crowds are never thin and the prices never lower than in
Krabi, Koh Phi Phi.
One thing you should search out is some real Thai food. Tucked away are some incredible restaurants, the best of which is possibly the smallest, most run-down establishment in the maze of eatery options. It’s tiled floor and plastic garden chairs sit open to the street with a stall outside raising money for tsunami orphans – a charity run by the owner’s daughter. There is the obligatory projector screen on which to soothe you with constant, muffled