Ko Lipe Weather June Averages, Thailand
What's the weather like in Ko Lipe in June?
June in Ko Lipe, Thailand, provides average temperatures of 28°C, one degree cooler than the annual maximum of 29°C in February, March and April, and one degree warmer than the annual minimum of 27°C in July, September and October. It will cool off slightly in the evening, with the lowest temperature of 24°C, which is the highest nighttime temperature of the year, recorded around midnight.
The daytime high temperature in Ko Lipe ranges around 32°C in June, the same as it was in May. Both the daily high and daily low temperatures remain constant throughout the month. The sea temperature is the same as it was during the previous two months and as it will be during the next three months as well: 30°C.
Rainfall in June is slightly less than it was in May and now totals 218mm. This is still quite a lot, though, and the rain brings high humidity as well. In terms of total rainfall, June is the sixth-wettest month of the year, but it's without any question still part of the wet monsoon season. The average chance that rainfall occurs on any given day is 67%, a percentage that doesn't change much throughout the month.
Thunderstorms are the most likely type of precipitation, occurring on 67% of the days with rainfall. Light rain is far less likely, happening on 21% of rainy days, and moderate rain is even less likely than that, being observed on only 8% of the days with rainfall. Rain usually occurs in the afternoon, so you can still enjoy the island at other times of the day.
Clouds and Sunshine Hours
Cloud cover is essentially constant all-year round and is therefore also constant in June. It ranges around 90% on any given day, which means that the skies in June are mostly cloudy. Rays of sunshine do peak through the clouds, though, and there still is an average of 9 sunshine hours per day, which is the annual maximum.
The length of the days in June is the same throughout the entire month. June 1 has 12.28 hours of daylight; June 20, the longest day of the year, has 12.29 daylight hours; and June 30 has 12.28 hours of daylight.
Hotels in Ko Lipe in June
Mountain Resort Ko Lipe
Mountain Resort Ko Lipe is located on Sunset Beach and has no less than 105 bungalows, including family bungalows, sea view bungalows and VIP rooms. All bungalows are separated from one another, creating a sense of seclusion and privacy. The resort is set on a small hillside and offers amazing views of the beach and the sea beyond. Facilities include the Mountain Bar, where you can enjoy snacks and cocktails, kayak and snorkelling gear rentals, and a restaurant. There's free transportation between the resort and Walking Street, the island's main street, and snorkel excursions bring you closer to the abundance of marine life around the island.
Located on its own private strip of beach at the southern end of Sunrise Beach, Serendipity Resort prides itself for its comfort, service, views and amenities. Its 12 bungalows are located on a hillside, set amid lush tropical gardens and palm trees, and offer fabulous views of the beach and the surrounding islands. The On the Rocks restaurant is possibly one of the better restaurants on the island, set 6 metres above the sea atop a bunch of rocks. The resort also offers an exclusive 'wellbeing experience' that can be enjoyed on your private sundeck or inside your bungalowou can choose between everything from traditional Thai massages to body scrubs.
Beaches in Ko Lipe in June
If you've seen all three main beachesa href="http://kohlipethailand.com/koh-lipe/beaches/">Sunrise Beach, Sunset Beach and Pattaya Beachnd you feel like exploring new horizons, you might want to take a boat trip to one of the surrounding islands or other beach destinations in the region. Langkawi in Malaysia is only a short boat trip away, while Thai beach hotspots, such as Ko Phi Phi and Phuket, are easily reached by boat as well. There are no limits to the amount of tropical beaches that you can visit while staying in Ko Lipe. Closer to the island, you can visit the islands of Ko Kra and Ko Rawi, which are both located within magnificent Tarutao National Marine Park.
Bars and Restaurants
Elephant Beach Bar and Restaurant
Lipe Beach Resort doesn't only offer Thai massages, but is also home to a nice restaurant. The Elephant Beach Bar & Restaurant is a popular beachside dining venue that serves a wide variety of food. From breakfasts to extensive dinners and some refreshing cocktails in between, the content of its menu attracts people all day long.
Sunrise Beach Restaurant
Sunrise Beach Restaurant has been called one of the best restaurants on the entire island. To know if that claim is really true, you should go there yourself. Its located smack-bang in the middle of Sunrise Beach, about a five-minute walk from the Serendipity Resort. It focuses on Thai food, which is a total hit among touristshey rave about it. The food and drinks are very affordable too, and enjoying them with your feet in the sand and with a view of the Andaman Sea makes the experience even more memorable.
Things to do in Ko Lipe in June
Eight Mile Rock
Diving Eight Mile Rock offers stunning coral reefs and diverse marine life. It's a 75-minute journey from the mainland and once underwater, divers should look out for potato cod, manta rays, leopard sharks, giant barracudas and whale sharks.
Eight Mile Rock is located eight miles south of the island and is one of the very few underwater pinnacles in the Andaman Sea. Covered with corals in all kinds of colours, this submerged pinnacle starts at a depth of 15 metres and goes as deep as 50 metres. It's one of the most iconic diving spots around Ko Lipe. Care needs to be taken, though, as currents can be strong around the pinnacle.
Those who think that diving sounds far too energetic should consider a traditional Thai massage. There are plenty of resorts and places offering Thai massages on Ko Lipe, with a few places set right on the beach, allowing you to slowly drift off to the sound of the sea, while all your aches and pains get pummeled away. A few examples of places that offer Thai massages are Castaway Resort, Bundhaya Resort and Lipe Beach Resort.