The tropical island of Koh Samui is located in the gulf of Thailand. Bangkok is 435 miles to the north and the nearest coast (Suratthani) approximately 25 miles to the south-west. Phuket is located 186 miles away. The main island in the archipelago of Angthong, Samui, with an area of 96 sq mi is home to about 40,000 people. Its main production is coconuts. Although there are many beaches scattered around the island, the most popular are located on the east coast (Chaweng, Lamai) and north coast (Choeng Mon, Maenam).
Nathon, the port city and the main urban area of the island, is located on the west coast and is usually only frequented by visitors passing through. The focus of tourist activity is located in Chaweng. The law prohibits any building whose height exceeds that of the coconut trees, which has prevented any large towerblocks being built in Samui like the ones that can be seen in Phuket. Therefore it has managed to be in relative harmony with its surrounding environment. While there are other areas of interest on the island such as temples and jungle hikes etc, the seaside activities are by far the main attraction.
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These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Koh Samui . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Koh Samui so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Koh Samui , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.
The maximum temperature is <24°, temperature felt between 33°C and 36°C.
Heavy rain - averaging over 4.5mm per day.
Overcast 60% to 80% cloud cover.
High air temperature (>24°C), high sea temperature (>24°C), light to moderate winds (between 7 mph and 12 mph).
Optimal comfort: optimal wind speed (between 7 mph and 12 mph) in a warm environment (>24°C).
Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.