May Weather and Diving
May 2022 - 2021 - 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012
After an excellent May 2018 and 2019, May 2020 and 2021 were about average and 2022 below average: in 2022
8 completely sunny days, about average, but only 11 partly sunny day, below average, and 12 overcast days.
So all in all it was a not so nice May caused by an early shift in wind direction and a wet ending.
The wind was way above average this May, with only 14 calm days.
The temperature was about average, but it did not feel warm. Nearly all days were 33 or 34 degrees, so it really felt very gentle.
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. In May 2020 and 2021 no diving was allowed, and while difficult to judge, I think that in 2020 on 2 days King Cruiser-Shark Point area would have been unsafe. In 2021 all destinations would have been safe every day, and in both 2020 and 2021 we would have had quite a few days where diving at our housereef at Kata Beach would have been really nice. This year we could not dive at the housereef in Kata Beach all May, on 4 days we could not dive in the King Cruiser-Shark Point area, on 3 dives only at Racha Noi and Racha Yai and on 1 day we were limited to Racha Yai.
The Similans and Richelieu Rock national parks are closed, to re-open again on 15 October 2021. Diving at our housereef in Kata will resume again in November.
|Sunny days, dry||7||9||4||6||6||5||8||8||9||8||1|
|Sunny days, rain in the evening||1||1||2||2||7||2||2||3||1||2||2|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, dry||1||5||9||10||3||4||8||6||7||7||3|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening||3||2||3||5||5||3||2||4||4||4||2|
|Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day||7||6||5||6||6||9||1||9||5||6||13|
|Overcast days, dry||1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0|
|Overcast days with rain in the evening||2||0||1||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Overcast days with some rain during the day||5||4||4||1||1||5||1||1||2||0||7|
|Overcast, wet days||4||1||3||1||1||2||8||0||1||4||3|
|Days without wind or with a slight breeze||14||29||26||25||30||22||23||29||28||29||11|
|Days with a moderate or strong wind||17||2||5||6||1||9||8||2||3||2||20|
|Outside temperature (centigrade)||29-36||29-36||30-35||28-36||27-35||28-34||29-36||29-34||31-35||28-35||28-34|
|Average temperature (centigrade)||32.5||33.6||33.0||33.0||33.0||31.7||32.8||32.4||33.7||32.7||31.7|
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