Ko Lipe Weather August Averages, Thailand
What's the weather like in Ko Lipe in August?
Ko Lipe, Thailand, is an amazing tropical island in the Andaman Sea off the Thai west coast. In August, temperatures average 28°C, one degree higher than the average temperature in July. 28°C is the annual daily average, but it's good to know that temperatures barely vary at all throughout the year. The lowest average temperature is 27°C and the highest is 29°C. Daytime highs in August are an...
What's the weather like in Ko Lipe in August?
Ko Lipe, Thailand, is an amazing tropical island in the Andaman Sea off the Thai west coast. In August, temperatures average 28°C, one degree higher than the average temperature in July. 28°C is the annual daily average, but it's good to know that temperatures barely vary at all throughout the year. The lowest average temperature is 27°C and the highest is 29°C. Daytime highs in August are an undeniably tropical 31°C, while the nighttime low temperature doesn't drop below 24°C. Both temperatures are essentially constant in August—there's no significant increase or decrease to speak of.
The temperature of the Andaman Sea averages 30°C, which is as warm as it has been for four months. The sea temperature will remain this warm in September as well, before it drops one degree to its annual "low" in October.
August falls in the middle of the monsoon season and the total amount of rainfall has increased slightly since July. The monthly total is 249mm, which makes August the fourth-wettest month of the year in terms of total rainfall. Although quite a lot of rain falls throughout the month, it usually happens in short afternoon showers or thunderstorms—this allows for enjoyment of outdoor activities like scuba diving, sunbathing and hiking during most of your time on the island in August.
The average chance of experiencing some type of precipitation throughout the month is 64%, a percentage that essential stays the same from the beginning to the end of the month. The most likely type of precipitation is thunderstorms. They occur on 62% of all days with rainfall. The second-most common type is light rain, which happens on 24% of the rainy days. Moderate rain is observed on 10% of those days and heavy rain on 4%.
The average day in August has 8 hours of sunshine, which is about the annual daily average. The same number of sunshine hours can be experienced in January, February, July and September. Although there's quite a lot of sunshine to enjoy, the sky is very cloudy throughout August. Cloud cover averages 90%, meaning that Ko Lipe is mostly cloudy for most of August.
There's slightly less daylight at the end of the month than in the beginning. With 12.23 hours of daylight, August 1 is the longest day of the month. August 31 is the shortest and has 12.13 daylight hours.
Hotels in Ko Lipe in August
Sita Beach Resort & Spa
Sita Beach Resort & Spa is situated on the southwestern coast of the island. It occupies a large area of landscaped garden and beaches, right at the warm Andaman Sea. This four-star accommodation is a fantastic place to stay—the lush gardens, tropical palm trees, brightest sands and crystal-clear water create an environment that can't possibly be more tropical. Its excellent facilities include a restaurant that serves Thai food and Western dishes, a bar that serves both the outdoor swimming pool and the beach, and a spa and massage centre.
The Anda Resort
The Anda Resort is a three-star resort located on the east coast of the island—on Sunrise Beach, in other words. It lies in between Idyllic Resort and Castaway Resort and offers bungalow accommodation. There are five different types of bungalows: Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, Superior Villas, Family Suites and Deluxe Beach Front Bungalows. Amenities include a restaurant and bar, laundry service, massage treatments, tourist information and transportation by minibus, taxi and even speedboat and ferry.
Beaches in Ko Lipe in August
Although August is in the middle of the monsoon season, rain showers tend to be short and you will without question still find time to enjoy the beaches of the island. There are three main beaches.
Sunrise and Sunset Beach
Sunrise Beach occupies the east coast of the island, facing the direction of the sunrise, while Sunset Beach is located on the north coast and faces west, the direction of the sunset. Both places are within walking distance from one another, allowing you to enjoy both a spectacular tropical sunrise, one of the best in Thailand, and a magical sunset.
The third main beach is Pattaya Beach, which is located on the island's south coast and is the most popular and populated of the three beaches. In between those three beaches, there are several smaller, quieter, and sometimes private beaches.
Bars and Restaurants
Located only 200 metres from Sunset Beach, Jack's Jungle is one of the most well-known restaurants on the island. It's been around for about ten years and offers a unique dining experience. Housed in an open wooden house, the restaurant serves great Thai food—particularly the fried chicken, garlic and pepper shrimp, and Penang and Massaman curry are delicious—in a wonderful authentic atmosphere. August is a quiet season, but in high season, reservations are essential.
Harmony Bed & Bakery
A nice place to go for coffee and baked goods is Harmony Bed & Bakery. They also serve fresh fruit juices, sandwiches, shakes and smoothies, and pizzas and pastas. It is conveniently located 2 minutes from Walking Street, 10 minutes from Sunrise Beach and 20 minutes from Sunset Beach.
Things to do in Ko Lipe in August
Ko Butang is also known as Stingray City, an apt name for this dive spot. Ko Butang is part of the island group around Ko Lipe, a group that consists of numerous islands. The island itself is home to a plethora of birds and other animals. Macaques live on the island as does the bee-eater bird. On the north side of the island is Monkey Bay.
There, you can see the local wildlife or dive Ko Butang, which is filled with a stingray population. The dive spot has some steep drop offs, but also shallow coral that's excellent for snorkelling. There are plenty of dive shops in Ko Lipe that offer dive lessons and organise dive excursions to the best dive sites in the archipelago, including Ko Butang.
Tarutao National Marine Park
One of the major attractions in this part of Thailand is Tarutao National Marine Park. This 1480km² park comprises 51 islands of the Tarutao group and the Adang-Rawi group, of which Ko Lipe is also part—the island lies right outside the national marine park, though, which is why development is allowed. You can stay on two islands within the park, Ko Tarutao and Ko Adang, which have tent sites and a small number of bungalows. There's an abundance of wildlife in the park and you will most likely spot macaques, boar and langurs. If you're after a secluded tropical island experience, this is the place to go.