Weather Averages for Ko Samui in October
Averages for Ko Samui in October
October is an extremely wet month in Ko Samui. The island resort enjoys hot and wet weather during the month.
Average high temperatures for the month are around 280 C. Average high temperatures are around 310 C with average low temperatures going down to around 240 C. Similar to most seaside resorts, the heat tends to become unbearable at around noon, and it is best to go sightseeing in the morning and evening.
October is also the second rainiest month in Ko Samui. It receives an average precipitation of 260 mm with an average of 20 rainfall days.
The island also receives an average of 6 sunshine hours a day in October and the sea temperature averages 270 C for the month.
The harvest festivals take place in October. Every year, after the locals harvest their main rice crop, they hold the harvest festival. A huge number of events take place during the festival. The most common ones are buffalo fighting, beauty competitions and temple fairs.
Holidaymakers will also have the chance to participate in a number of activities in October. The month is in the low season; therefore, people on holiday are likely to pay low rates for most of the activities.
One of the most recommended activities is taking an eco-tour. In most cases, tourists will have the opportunity to go trekking in an elephant farm. This is a great family activity.
Alternatively, holidaymakers could opt to go to the Namuang waterfalls. The island has no short supply of remarkable waterfalls, however, the Namuang waterfalls are by far the most magnificent. In English, Na Muang means purple. The waterfalls were named "Purple Waterfalls" due to the purple color of the rocks around it. At the base of the waterfall lies a natural swimming pool where people can enjoy a relaxing swim after climbing the waterfalls.
October events in Ko Samui
Chak Phra Festival
14th October 2014
At the start of the eleventh lunar month (usually in October) the people of Surat Thani celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent with the Chak Phra Festival (Pulling the Buddha), which symbolizes the Buddha’s return to earth after a monsoon season spent preaching to his mother in heaven.
Chulalongkorn Memorial Day/Wan Piyamaharaj Day
23rd October 2014
Chulalongkorn Memorial Day or Piyamaharaj Day is a public holiday in Thailand to commemorate the death of King Chulalongkorn. King Chulalongkorn, also known as Rama V, was the fifth monarch of Siam, the fourth traditionally counted kingdom of Thailand, and considered one of the greatest kings of the Siam.