One of the biggest draws for people renting or purchasing villas on Koh Samui is the weather. The weather is warm pretty much year round. However, there are some differences in the weather depending on what time of year it is, so learning more about it may help you decide when the best time might be for you to head to Koh Samui.
Temperatures on Koh Samui are almost always warm, but there are times when it is warmer, and times when it is somewhat cooler. During the dry season on the island, which lasts from December to February, low temperatures tend to range from 75 to 77. High temperatures, meanwhile, tend to range from 84 to 86. This is generally the coolest time of the year.
Low temperatures during the hot season, which lasts from March to August, usually range from 77 to 79. High temperatures usually range from 86 to 91, though it is not unheard of for temperatures to hit 100. As the name “hot season” suggests, this is the hottest time for Koh Samui.
May, in particular, tends to be the hottest month of the year. Temperatures cool back down a bit during the rainy season, which lasts from September to November. Lows range from 75 to 77, while highs range from 86 to 89.
Being in a tropical climate, Koh Samui sees its fair share of rain, though there are times when it is more likely to rain, and other times when it is less likely. As you might expect, the dry season is when the island sees the least amount of rain.
Monthly rainfall totals average from less than an inch to around 5 inches, with December being the rainiest month during the dry season and February being the driest. Rain picks up a bit during the hot season, with monthly totals ranging from 2 inches to 6 inches.
March is the driest month during this period, while May is the rainiest. Of course, you can expect the most amount of rain during the rainy season.
Monthly rainfall averages between 7 and 10 inches. September is the driest month during this period, while November is the rainiest. November is also usually the rainiest month for Koh Samui for the entire year.
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