Book Koh Samui Resorts When The Weather Is Good
Need to know more about what to expect from the weather before you start booking your Samui resorts accommodation? Here is some insight into the climate and weather conditions. The tropical climate sees warm weather 12 months of the year. The best time to visit will depend on personal taste with some liking it hot and dry, some cooler and some the relief occasional showers bring. The average maximum temperature measured over 12 months of the year is around the 30 degree Celsius mark.
If you like it really hot, with maximum temperatures averaging between 30 to 35 degrees Celsius, March to August is a good time to go. Few showers are experienced during this time with minimum temperatures averaging 25 degrees Celsius later in the evening.
The weather on Koh Samui is influenced mainly by the north Eastern monsoon, blowing in from China and Vietnam. The dry season arrives in December and remain so until February. Average maximum temperatures during these months reach a steady 32 degrees Celsius and the average minimum around 24 degrees.
The rainy or cooler season brought about by the monsoons starts September and persist until November. During this time average maximum temperatures reach 31 degrees and the average minimum 24 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall per month for this period is approximately 250 mm with November seeing the highest rainfall with around 300 mm. This does not mean rain days on end though. With the tropical climate, showers are experienced two to three times per day, lasting for an hour or two and hours of sunshine still to be enjoyed.
Samui has a tropical climate and there is not really a bad time of the year to go there. It typically has two seasons, dry and rainy. January to February sees cooler temperatures averaging approximately 26/27 degrees Celsius. March to May see very little rain and temperatures soar to 40 degrees Celsius.
June to end August is an excellent and for some probably the best time to go to Koh Samui with few showers at times pleasantly cooling the air. Average temperatures of approximately 28 to 30 degrees Celsius are experienced during this time. September to December is the rainy season. Do not be fooled by this though. Rainy season does not mean it rains for days on end. Frequent showers are experienced, but they come in bursts for an hour or two, followed by sunshine. Average temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius are experienced during this time.