7 DecLocal Time: 21:30 ICT UK Time: 14:30 GMT
- Sunrise 06:23
- Sunset 17:58
- Moonrise 10:18
- Moonset 22:28
|Temp feels like:||31°c (88°f)|
|Length of Day:||11h 34m|
|Dew Point:||23 °c (73°f)|
|Pressure:||29.86 " (1011 hpa)|
Average for December: 26°c (78°f)
Sun 8 Dec30°C (86°F)Night 26°C (79°F)
Mon 9 Dec30°C (86°F)Night 26°C (79°F)
Tue 10 Dec30°C (86°F)Night 26°C (79°F)
Wed 11 Dec30°C (86°F)Night 26°C (79°F)
Weather Overview for Koh tao
Koh Tao shares the tropical climate of the rest of Thailand that is dominated by monsoon winds. High temperatures and high rainfall are the main features of this climate. The year can be split into three seasons: a dry season, a hot season and a rainy season. Temperatures do not really alter a great deal across the year and it is rainfall that determines the different seasons.
Dry Season: December – February
Rain can never be out-ruled on a tropical island but this period sees the least of it. Heavy showers fall every now and again but usually clear quickly. This is the most popular time of year to visit due to the lack of rain which also means lots of sunshine and lower humidity. Lower humidity makes the heat more comfortable.
The average high temperature sits at around 29°C and the average low gets down to 22°C. This is the coolest time of year. Sunshine levels are good, around seven hours per day creeping to eight in February. The sea gets down to its coolest of 28°C for the entire season.
Hot Season: March – August
This is the period of the southwest monsoon. It is hotter
and wetter than the dry season but there are still many clear sunny days at the
beginning of the season. Koh Tao is provided some protection from the
rain-bearing monsoon winds by the mainland and surrounding islands so it is
less wet than many other parts of
Wet Season: September – November
Torrential downpours, tropical storms and flooding are brought to Koh Tao by the northeast monsoon winds. It usually rains in the evening and these heavy showers are typically brief leaving many sunny periods, but these are not to be relied upon. If you visit during the wet season you will see grey skies and rainstorms; the amount of good weather you’ll get is highly unpredictable. November is by far the wettest month with almost twice the amount of rain seen in October, the second wettest month.
The cooling rain helps to relieve the heat and the average high temperature drops to 31°C in September, 30°C in October and 29°C in November. Sunshine levels do not alter from the hot season, staying at six hours per day. The sea temperature cools slightly to 29°C. The benefit of visiting out of the dry season is the minor thinning of tourist crowds.
Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan sit in
Koh Tao is one of the world’s favourite places to learn to
dive as PADI courses can be completed at a fraction of the cost of other dive
centres. It is a small island with almost nonexistent infrastructure yet
whichever secluded bay you choose you will find tourist developments. They are
more relaxed than the resorts and bungalows you will find on other Thai
islands, and also cheaper; everything is cheaper on Koh Tao than elsewhere in