Satun (Thai: สตูล, pronounced [sā.tūːn], Malay: Setul) is a town (thesaban mueang) in southern Thailand, capital of the Satun Province. It covers the whole tambon Phiman of Mueang Satun. Satun lies 985 km south of Bangkok. As of 2005 it has a population of 21,498.

Satun
สตูล
เทศบาลเมืองสตูล
Satun National Museum
Satun National Museum
Official seal of Satun
Satun is located in Thailand
Satun
Satun
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 6°36′53″N 100°4′5″E / 6.61472°N 100.06806°E / 6.61472; 100.06806
CountryThailand
ProvinceSatun
DistrictMueang Satun
Government
 • MayorPrasit Baesakul
Population
 (2005)
 • Total21,498
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Area code(+66) 74
Websitestm.go.th

ClimateEdit

Satun has a tropical monsoon climate (Am) with a short dry season in January and February and a prolonged wet season running from March to December. The highest monthly rainfall occurs in September and October with average monthly rainfall above 320 mm. The average annual high temperature in Satun is 32.6°C and the average annual low temperature is 23.7°C.

Climate data for Satun (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.4
(97.5)
37.5
(99.5)
39.5
(103.1)
38.9
(102.0)
37.8
(100.0)
36.8
(98.2)
35.2
(95.4)
35.9
(96.6)
34.4
(93.9)
34.9
(94.8)
35.0
(95.0)
35.1
(95.2)
39.5
(103.1)
Average high °C (°F) 32.7
(90.9)
34.2
(93.6)
34.7
(94.5)
34.1
(93.4)
33.0
(91.4)
32.4
(90.3)
32.0
(89.6)
31.8
(89.2)
31.4
(88.5)
31.5
(88.7)
31.6
(88.9)
31.5
(88.7)
32.6
(90.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.5
(81.5)
28.1
(82.6)
28.4
(83.1)
28.4
(83.1)
28.1
(82.6)
27.8
(82.0)
27.4
(81.3)
27.4
(81.3)
26.9
(80.4)
26.8
(80.2)
26.9
(80.4)
27.0
(80.6)
27.6
(81.7)
Average low °C (°F) 23.4
(74.1)
23.1
(73.6)
23.6
(74.5)
24.1
(75.4)
24.5
(76.1)
24.1
(75.4)
23.8
(74.8)
23.8
(74.8)
23.6
(74.5)
23.6
(74.5)
23.5
(74.3)
23.4
(74.1)
23.7
(74.7)
Record low °C (°F) 17.6
(63.7)
17.0
(62.6)
18.0
(64.4)
19.2
(66.6)
20.8
(69.4)
20.5
(68.9)
21.0
(69.8)
19.2
(66.6)
20.1
(68.2)
20.0
(68.0)
19.4
(66.9)
18.0
(64.4)
17.0
(62.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 21.2
(0.83)
45.8
(1.80)
122.0
(4.80)
206.0
(8.11)
233.3
(9.19)
183.5
(7.22)
230.6
(9.08)
259.3
(10.21)
328.4
(12.93)
339.0
(13.35)
223.9
(8.81)
96.9
(3.81)
2,289.9
(90.15)
Average rainy days 3.7 4.4 10.4 15.6 17.1 15.3 16.7 17.9 21.4 23.6 18.9 11.3 176.3
Average relative humidity (%) 70 69 73 79 82 82 82 83 84 85 82 76 79
Mean monthly sunshine hours 198.4 183.6 186.0 183.0 151.9 147.0 151.9 151.9 108.0 111.6 141.0 182.9 1,897.2
Mean daily sunshine hours 6.4 6.5 6.0 6.1 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 3.6 3.6 4.7 5.9 5.2
Source 1: Thai Meteorological Department[1]
Source 2: Office of Water Management and Hydrology, Royal Irrigation Department (sun and humidity)[2]

TransportationEdit

Satun is connected to Malaysian Langkawi Island by direct ferry service.

TelecommunicationEdit

Satun hosts Thailand's landing points for optical fiber submarine communications cable Segment FEA (FLAG Europe Asia) of the 28,000-kilometer-long FLAG (Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe); and for the 49,000-kilometer-long SEA-ME-WE 3, which links regions of south-east Asia to regions of the Middle East and Western Europe.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Climatological Data for the Period 1981–2010". Thai Meteorological Department. p. 29. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  2. ^ "ปริมาณการใช้น้ำของพืชอ้างอิงโดยวิธีของ Penman Monteith (Reference Crop Evapotranspiration by Penman Monteith)" (PDF) (in Thai). Office of Water Management and Hydrology, Royal Irrigation Department. p. 125. Retrieved 8 August 2016.

External linksEdit

  •   Satun travel guide from Wikivoyage
  •   Media related to Satun at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 6°36′53″N 100°4′5″E / 6.61472°N 100.06806°E / 6.61472; 100.06806