|Songkran Water Festival|
Phuket this weeks braces itself for the Thai New year celebrations of Songkran. This is the water festival that unites an entire country. really for the children but if you come to see, you will soon notice that the bigger children enjoy it too.
Phuket is very busy this week what with the New Year celebrations and the Bike week!
Monday 7th April: Max Temp 34 - min Temp 24 degrees hardly any breezes and some passing cloud cover. Slightly cooler during the late evening time
Tuesday 8th April: Max Temp 33 – Min temp 24 Passing clouds early morning clear skies for the rest of the day Later on in the day Some thundery showers.Cooled us down a little
Wednesday 9th April: Top Temp 35 degrees down to 24 late night, fog in the early morning leading to some thundery shower then more prolonged rain later in the later day.
Thursday 10th April: Max Temp 32 degrees down to 24 degrees. Much cooler today due to the recent rain. It is a welcome break form the heat but you can feel it building back up during the day.
Also this week is the start of Phuket Bike Week festival with bikes coming form all over Asia.
The bike week last around a week with
many parties, shows and competitions. Well worth a trip out to Patong
but take a water pistol weapon if you are going over the Songkran period.
|Phuket Bike Week|
Friday 11th April Max Temp 32 degrees, and a low of 24 the weather has started to settle again after a couple of rainy days, the humidity is up due to the rain. Today we went to Racha Yai Snorkeling a wonderful days adventure, ideal for the kids to only 25 minutes in a speedboat from Phuket's Chalong port . See below for more details…
Saturday 12th April: Max Temp 35 degrees and lows of 24 degrees feels a lot colder due to all the water being fired from water pistols, what a great time of year this really is. Quite a bit of rain this week, well Songkran started today and that mean the rains are coming as this festival gives thanks to the Gods for water.
Because of the recent hot weather I think many people are looking forward to a cooler Phuket. Today is the biggest water fight in history every street corner gangs of children and adults waiting in ambush ready to soak any passerby.
Sunday 13th April: Max Temp 31 high going down to a milder 25 in the evening. Today the water fighting continues with insurgents appearing just close to our house, I think they have ice cold water. Not to self next year buy a bigger water-pistol.
Racha Yai Island (Koh Raya Yai) is located 23km south of Phuket island and makes a perfect daytrip from Phuket for snorkeling, swimming and just relaxing on tranquil white sand beaches. Come along enjoy with your family and friends one of the finest and most beautiful islands you will find anywhere in the world