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May Weather and Diving

May 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010

After an excellent May 2018 and 2019, May 2020 was about average: only 6 completely sunny days, a bit below average, but 17 partly sunny days and 8 overcast days. So all in all it was a quite nice May: many sunny days, and not many days with some rain during the day, mostly just a few drops.
The wind was below average this May, with 26 really calm days, only 2 days with a moderate wind and 3 quite calm days but with some strong gusts.
The temperature was about average for this time of year, with an average temperature of 33.0 degrees Centigrade.

In 2011 we were on two days not able to dive in the Shark Point area, in 2012 we could not safely reach Racha Noi on one day and on one day we were limited in our dive destinations to Racha Yai, in 2013 on one day we could not reach Racha Noi. In 2014 and 2015 all destinations were possible every day of the month and in 2016 on two days we cancelled all diving, on four days we were limited to Racha Yai and on one day we could not dive in the Shark Point area, all at the end of the month. In 2017 we had one day where we could only dive at Racha Yai, one where we could not go to Racha Noi and one where Racha Noi and the King Cruiser-Shark Point area were not safe. In 2018 we could dive everywhere on all days, we even managed to get a few nice dives in at Kata Beach, in 2019 we had just 2 days where we could not dive at the King Cruiser wreck or Shark Point area, and again we managed to get a few days diving at Kata Beach in. This year no diving was allowed, and while difficult to judge, I think that on 2 days King Cruiser-Shark Point area would have been unsafe, but we would have had quite a few days where diving at our housereef at Kata Beach would have been really nice.
The Similans and Richelieu Rock national parks are closed, to re-open again on 15 October 2019. Diving at our housereef in Kata will resume again in November.

 Sun  2020  2019  2018  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010
 Sunny days, dry  4  6  6  5  8  8  9  8  1  8  9
 Sunny days, rain in the evening  2  2  7  2  2  3  1  2  2  6  2
 Partially sunny/cloudy, dry  9  10  3  4  8  6  7  7  3  5  7
 Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening  3  5  5  3  2  4  4  4  2  0  2
 Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day  5  6  6  9  1  9  5  6  13  10  6
 Overcast days, dry  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  1  2
 Overcast days with rain in the evening  1  0  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  1
 Overcast days with some rain during the day  4  1  1  5  1  1  2  0  7  1  2
 Overcast, wet days  3  1  1  2  8  0  1  4  3  0  0
 Wind  2020  2019  2018  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010
 Days without wind or with a slight breeze  26  25  30  22  23  29  28  29  11  18  30
 Days with a moderate or strong wind  5  6  1  9  8  2  3  2  20  13  1
 Temperature  2020  2019  2018  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010
 Outside temperature (centigrade)  30-35  28-36  27-35  28-34  29-36  29-34  31-35  28-35  28-34  31-36  32-38
 Average temperature (centigrade)  33.0  33.0  33.0  31.7  32.8  32.4  33.7  32.7  31.7  33.4  36.8

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