November Weather Averages for Ko Lipe, Thailand
What's the weather like in Ko Lipe in November?
Ko Lipe, Thailand, is surrounded by islands and national park territory. An average daily temperature of 28°C with sea temperatures of 29°C make it a perfect destination to visit for snorkellers and scuba divers. With a few temples and shops to browse and with November being the start of the dry season, you can spend most of the day outside. The average daytime high temperature is now 32°C,...
What's the weather like in Ko Lipe in November?
Ko Lipe, Thailand, is surrounded by islands and national park territory. An average daily temperature of 28°C with sea temperatures of 29°C make it a perfect destination to visit for snorkellers and scuba divers. With a few temples and shops to browse and with November being the start of the dry season, you can spend most of the day outside. The average daytime high temperature is now 32°C, one degree warmer than it was in October, and the average nighttime low temperature is still a very comfortable 23°C. These two averages don't vary significantly in the course of the month.
Although the dry season is arriving at Ko Lipe in November, there is still quite a lot of rain falling from the sky. The total amount of precipitation is 215mm, which makes it the sixth-driest moth of the year. Most of the rainfall occurs in the beginning of the month; the end of the month is much drier. On November 1, there is a 66% chance that you will experience some type of rainfall. By November 30, this chance has decreased to 48%.
The likelihood of getting caught in an afternoon thunderstorm is still relatively high, with thunderstorms happening on 51% of all days with rainfall, but it's much lower than it was in the past seven months. Now, light rain happens on 25% of the rainy days, while moderate rain is observed on 11% of those days. Precipitation happens as quick afternoon rain showers, which are generally enjoyably warm and do not interfere too long with your enjoyment of the natural landscape. The saying "sunshine after rain" definitely applies to Ko Lipe in November.
Cloud cover, like any other month of the year, is high throughout November. It averages 90%, meaning that the sky in Ko Lipe is mostly cloudy, and doesn't vary at all in the course of the month.
Another constant is the length of the days in November. November 1 has 11.54 hours of daylight, while November 30 has 11.47 daylight hours, a decrease of merely 7 minutes over 30 days.
Hotels in Ko Lipe in November
CoCo Cottage on Ko Hai, a small tourist island just a few minutes from Ko Lipe, is an environment-friendly cottage resort for families and couples. There are no cars, no roads and no bicycles on the island; getting around is done either on foot or by boat. The cottages are made of wood and those who would like a backpacker experience can stay in a basic fan room or pitch a tent. There is a beach and private dock in the sea where you can swim to. Activities include sea kayaking, hiking, diving and snorkelling. At the CoCo Restaurant and CoCo Bar, you can enjoy fresh seafood or a beachside cocktail or beer.
Harmony Bed & Bakery
Harmony Bed & Bakery is situated in the heart of Ko Lipe, only 2 minutes (or 50 metres) from Walking Street and 10 minutes from Sunrise Beach. It is housed in a two-storey building and has 28 rooms, all equipped with a private bathroom, shower, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and air-conditioning. Other facilities include a restaurant and bakery where you can enjoy fresh coffee and fruit juices, sandwiches, homemade baked goods and pasta and pizza, a laundry service and transportation service. Snorkelling trips can be booked there as well.
Beaches in Ko Lipe in November
Because of its location near Walking Street on the island's southwestern coast, Pattaya Beach is by far the most popular beach. It's about 1.5 kilometres long and is lined with numerous accommodations, ranging from budget bungalows to classy luxury resorts. Bars, restaurants and shops are found right off the beach as well. The beach itself consists of warm white sand, while the sea is the brightest blue.
Bars and Restaurants
Ricci House Resort & Restaurant
Housed in a beautiful wooden building, the restaurant at Ricci House Resort & Restaurant serves excellent European and international cuisine, as well as Thai dishes. It's a very atmospheric place to have dinner, but if you're in the mood for an afternoon coffee, you can get that as well.
For real Italian food, you should make your way to La Cantina, located next to the Green View Resort. This casual open-spaced restaurant serves Italian food, such as pizzas, pastas, cheeses and hams, olive oils and tiramisu.
Things to do in Ko Lipe in November
Tarutao National Marine Park
Many of the islands in the archipelago are home to jungle trails and waterfalls during the rainy season—particularly Tarutao National Marine Park is worth visiting this time of year. If you visit in November when rainfall is still a little high compared to other parts of the year, you can still see the waterfalls. Some of the waterfalls dry up in the dry season, which lasts from December through April.
Forra Diving Resort
A real highlight of any vacation in Ko Lipe is a marine safari. They are offered by Forra Diving Resort, a resort that owns a dive shop, offers dive courses and run boat excursions. Their marine safaris allow you to explore the Andaman Sea and its three national marine parks, see an overwhelming number of marine species, and have a unique travel experience. Those kind of safaris last 6 days and include stops at the area's best dive sites, which are absolutely world-class.
Loy Kratong is a national holiday often celebrated during the evening. Thai people pay their respects to the water goddess often floating candlelit offerings throughout the different waterways. On Lipe Island and in Ko Lipe you can watch Thai people send off their lanterns and offerings. It is best to watch rather than participate since it is a Thai tradition steeped in historical meaning.