Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Phuket Weather Update 23th Feb 2014

Phuket Weather Update 17th Feb / 23th Feb 2014

Here is the latest weather report for those keeping a check on your next holiday destination.

The Weather has definitely started to get a little warmer now in the mornings the winter does not last long in Thailand which is a shame as they are definitely the most pleasant two weeks here signifying the summer month’s arrival. 
Game Fishing Boat

There has not been a drop of rain this year yet, and the cooler winds blowing down from the North have stopped now and the mercury is rising. February is a fantastic month to visit Thailand and in particular Phuket

The unrest in Bangkok is still ongoing and probably will be for some time, and here is the latest from the Army chief as he  on Monday called on all sides to find a peaceful way out of the country's increasingly violent political deadlock, dismissing the possibility of a coup.

"It has come to the point where every Thai side needs to find a peaceful way out, and quickly," said Army Commander-in-Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha in an announcement made on Channel 5 TV.

Prayuth dismissed persistent rumours that the army would step in to solve the stalemate.

"Soldiers will not take action because if we use force there would be resistance, and the country might collapse," 

Prayuth said. it is not really unrest just a few  streets blocked off by protestors wanting the government to change, much the same as any other country to be fair who is happy with their rulers. 
The Thai people in general are a very tolerant race and even when protesting are very polite.

Phi Phi Island
But this is no reason not to come to Phuket as there are many flights each day from European airports direct to Phuket. Even So flying to Phuket via Bangkok is very straight forward with multiple airlines and flights schedule daily.  

If you have never been to Phuket or Thailand for that matter, it is defiantly well worth investigating. Phuket does have high season and low season, but it operates throughout the year. People from all over the world come to sun themselves on the near perfect beaches, laze around chilling and drinking cocktails. 

If beaches are not your thing, then there is so much more to Phuket than just beaches, the sightseeing of temples and markets, the amount of restaurants and bars is astounding and there are many golf courses, scuba diving , snorkeling trip to go on the list is endless.

Here below is the last week’s weather:-

Monday February 17th: Max Temp 34 - min Temp 26 degrees very light breezes very little. Some light cloud cover towards the evening time.

Tuesday 18th February: Max Temp 34 – Min temp 27 degrees only slight breezes, light cloud cover again early evening the temp dropping down to 27 yes the weather is now getting hot all day long.

Wednesday 19th February: Top Temp 35 degrees hottest day of the year so far the beaches are packed and Phuket is rocking and at night hit a low of 27 degrees at night again some light cloud cover.

Thursday 20th February: Max Temp 34 degrees down to 24 degrees. Today we went over to Phi Phi Island on our Speed boat tour

Friday 21st February Max Temp 34 degrees, down to an overnight of low 25, another fine day here on Phuket island, and I think we all deserve a well-earned ice cold beer

Phuket Town
Saturday 22nd February: Max Temp 34 degrees today with a night time low of 24 degrees some early morning mist clearing before 9am, Beach day today Naithom is a must if you are close by.

Sunday 23rd February: Max Temp 34 degrees down to a night time low of 21 degrees another great day quite a shirt in temperature throughout the day. Sunday is great day for shopping in Phuket Town

The annual competition, aimed at promoting local fishing traditions in the area, is put on by Paklok Subdistrict Municipality (OrBorTor).

“Only those fishing from longtail boats with local fishing equipment are allowed to participate. However, both Thais and foreigners are welcome to get involved,” said Paklok Public Relation staffer Samart Sensai.

“If you don’t have your own boat, you can rent one from us for 2,000 baht.”

Enrollment per team of up to five people is 1,000 baht, with only one team allowed per boat.
Registration runs from 8am to 10am Saturday, with teams departing from Yamu Point at 10:15am and not weighing in their catch until noon Sunday.

Trophies will be handed to the top three contenders in a variety of categories: fish living at the surface (total weight); fish living on the seafloor (weight); sharks and rays (weight); fish caught with a fishing pole (weight); fish caught with a fishing net (weight); other (weight); and unique fish.

There will also be an award for “Great Captain,” which will be given to the man or woman who has led his or her team in bring in the greatest haul. Additionally, there will be a sportsmanship award.

"Though the OrBorTor only has trophies for the teams, the event can be good for competitors' pockets when it comes time to auction everything off," said Mr Samart.

Saturday evening while the fishermen are away, there will be a market at Yamu Point accompanied by stage performances and other entertainment, said Mr Samart, with festivities to run from 5pm to 11pm.

“A 5pm on Sunday, we’ll start the partying again, as well as announce the winners on stage,” Mr Samart said.

“We had 50 teams join us last year. This year, we’re hoping for even more – everyone is welcome.”