Weather Averages for Ko Samui in November
Averages for Ko Samui in November
Ko Samui temperature patterns are pretty stable throughout the year. In fact the annual range in average temperature is only 270 C, with the lowest monthly average temperature for the year being 200 C and the highest average temperature being 290 C.
In November, however, the temperatures are in the middle, as the month receives an average temperature of 280 C, with average high temperatures climbing to 310 C and average low temperatures dropping to only 240 C.
However, Ko Samui also receives plenty of rain throughout the month as November is the wettest month. November receives an average precipitation of 302 mm with an average of 20 rainy days.
As Ko Samui receives abundant rainfall in November, the skies are usually cloudy and this reduces the amount of sunshine that falls on the islands surface to an average of 6 sunshine hours.
The sea's temperature also remains warm throughout the month as it averages 270 C.
In November, people on holiday will have the amazing opportunity to see the Loy Krathong Festival. This is also known as the Festival of Lights and is Thailand's most anticipated event of the year.
In its literal translation, Loy means "float" and krathong is the name of a kind of cup that the locals traditionally made from banana leaves and put offerings such as money and small fruits.
During the festival, a candle is lit on the krathong and it is floated down waterways, usually rivers, lakes and even hotel swimming pools. However, on the island, the krathongs are floated on the ocean.
The festival attracts over tens of thousands of people who gather on the beach to float their krathongs. This provides excellent scenery as the krathongs float away.
November events in Ko Samui
Angthong Marine Park
1st November 2014
Angthong Marine Park is a pristine archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand with towering limestone mountains, thick jungle, white-sand beaches, fertile mangroves, waterfalls and hidden coves and lakes to explore.
7th November 2014
Known as Thailand's 'Festival of Light', the most picturesque of all the Thai festivals is held on the full-moon of the 12th lunar month. Little candle-lit krathongs are launched onto the water as an offering to Mother Water.