23 MayLocal Time: 18:57 ICT UK Time: 12:57 BST
- Sunrise 05:48
- Sunset 18:34
- Moonrise 16:45
- Moonset 03:49
|Temp feels like:||36°c (97°f)|
|Length of Day:||11h 23m|
|Dew Point:||25 °c (77°f)|
|Pressure:||29.71 " (1006 hpa)|
Weather Overview for Koh Samet
Thailand is known for its natural beauty, and the resort of Koh Samet is no exception. Located on an island about 200 kilometers southeast of the city of Bangkok, it beacons visitors with its white sandy beaches and sparking clear lagoons. Visitors may find Koh Samet almost a world apart from the mainland, because the resort has a slightly different climate and its own island culture. The entire area is a popular tourist destination for those looking for an exotic holiday in an unspoiled paradise.
The island of Koh Samet has its own microclimate, making it one of the driest areas in Thailand. It has a year round tropical climate and has both high temperatures and high humidity with prevailing winds generally coming from the south. The climate can be separated into two distinct seasons, the dry and wet seasons.
December brings with it the start of the dry season. The average temperature is 28C, with an average daily high of 31C and a low of 20C. The water temperature is 28C. The rainfall total for the month is only 4mm with 9 hours of sunshine per day, making it the driest month of the year at the resort with the most daily sunshine.
January is another warm, but dry month. The average daily temperature holds steady at 28C, with the average daily high reaching 31C and the low 21C. With the water temperature still at 28C, tourists can enjoy another 9 hours of sunshine on average. There’s still little reason for concern about having a cloudy day in January, as the rainfall average for the month is only 17mm.
In February, island visitors can expect to continue basking in the warmth of the tropics, with 28C being the average daily temperature. The high average temperature is 31C and a low of 21C. Tourists can warm themselves in the 22C sea water as they enjoy the 9 hours of sunshine per day. The rain continues to stay away from the resort, with only 40mm of rainfall on average for the month of February.
The warmest time of the year first starts around March. The water temperature averages about 29C with the average air temperature of 29C. Tourists can expect highs of 32 C and lows of 26C. The sun continues to shine an average of 9 hours daily, making it ideal weather for exploring the island’s more remote beaches. Although it can get hot, the occasional rain shower is a welcome relief that usually only lasts a few minutes. The resort gets about 65mm of rain for the month.
The slight warming trend continues in April, as the daily average temperature increases to 30C. Visitors can expect to see an average high temperature of 33C and a low of 27C. The sun continues to stay high in the sky, with this month also seeing an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day. The warm waters of the tropics helps push the average daily water temperature up to 30C. April sees slightly more rain than March, getting about 66mm for the month.
May brings more changes to the weather. The average daily temperatures in May stays much the same at 33C, with the high of 33C and 27C the low. The water temperature also stays steady for the month at 30C also. But May can be hot and wet, with the island getting as much as 190mm of rain. All those clouds also mean not quite as much sunshine, with only an average of 8 hours of sunshine a day.
Tourists will see less rain and less sun come June. The average daily temperature stays at 30C, and the average daily high temperature hovers around 32C, with nights cooling off to an average of 28C. The sea temperature continues to average 30C for this month. The big change, though, is that there are more clear skies. The rainfall drops to only an average of 149mm. Tourists can expect to have 7 hours of sunshine a day.
The average temperature also drops slightly in July, even though there is less rain. The average daily temperature is 29C. Tourists can expect to see highs of 32C and lows of 26C. The waters along the beaches also see a slight drop, averaging 29C. The Rainfall average for July is 133mm, with an average of 7 hours of daily sunshine.
August marks about the midpoint in the rainy season. The average temperature holds steady at 29C, as does the high of 31C and the low of 26C. Tourists will still be able to take a warm dip in the Gulf of Thailand with the water temperature still at 29C. The wet weather continues to taper off, with the average rainfall total dropping to 128mm. The sun shines 7 hours per day on average.
September ushers in the heavier rains, but since this is the tropics it has little effect on the temperatures. The average daily temperature continues to hold steady from last month, at 29C. The average high temperature is 31C with a low of 25C. The coastal waters continue to stay warm and inviting at 29C. The big change is the rain, with the average monthly total jumping to 248mm, allowing a daily average of 7 hours of sunshine.
The warm weather and high humidity continues into October. The average temperature is 29C, with an average high of 32C and low of 24C. Beach goers will not notice much of a difference in the water, with the average sea temperature of 29C. The rains will seem like they are starting to back off too, with the average monthly rainfall dropping to 216mm and 7 hours of sunshine to enjoy the beaches on average.
The weather continues to feel like the tropics in November, with the average daily temperature of 29C. The average high is 32C and the low is 23C. Look for the water temperature to stay at 29C, with another 8 hours of sunshine to look forward to on an average day. November only gets an average of 84mm of rainfall.