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Ko Tao Weather And Best Time To Visit Ko Tao
Ko Tao is an island in the country of Thailand, known for its incredibly beautiful marine life that makes diving and underwater adventures a real treat. Along with diving centres and cafes and beach shacks, Ko Tao also hosts some amazing B&Bs, open in almost every month of the year. And yet, there are some months that have better weather than others in Ko Tao. Here’s our version of the ‘best’ time to visit Ko Tao when you are planning a holiday.
Hot and Dry Season (February to May)
With clear blue skies and the sun shining bright, this season is characterised by minimal rainfall and some dryness in the air. The heat is not too bad, given the usual humid influence from the sea. The temperature doesn’t go above the 30 mark, although May can feel pretty hot. April is a better bet as the heat is not as stifling and the Whale Shark season means you get to see these creatures while diving.
Hot and Windy Season (May to October)
May is hot, but it also signifies the onset of a light monsoon and heavy winds that precede it. The temperature may cross to 35 by June but the winds coming in from the ocean lower the temperature gradually. Diving may also take a hit at this time as heavy winds mean huge waves. So the sites are constantly shifted on the basis of the weather report. The visibility is also low in the months from July to September, so keep those conditions in mind before planning a trip.
Wet Season (November to January)
These months mark the proper rainy season in Ko Tao, when the temperatures drop due to an onslaught of rains. While the beaches are beautiful and the island blooms green, late afternoon thunderstorms are unavoidable and visibility is down to 12 m. The seas are choppy so most diving centres shut down for November and December. If you are visiting Ko Tao for the usual beach and town exploration, then this is a brilliant time. But if diving is on your mind, then avoid until February.