Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Phuket Weather in May 2014 from 15th to 31st

During second half of May weather was as expected with some heavy rain storm. Still many good sunny days. What is important that wind is weak resulting is almost flat sea.

The Marine parks are now closed as for every year to let nature rest from tourist and divers and for safety as waves in open sea can be high as three meters as soon wind will blow.
Jet Cruiser 9 on way to Phi Phi in May
Sea between Phi Phi and Phuket

So we passed from rain and storms as the picture here below takes from our new office building in Kathu
View of Kathu Phuket
Storm over Phuket Town - Thailand

View of Kathu
May monsoon rains over Kathu - Thailand

To clear sky flat sea and a beautiful rainbow as here below during the Phi Phi overnight trip on our leisure boat MV Sai Mai
Sunrise at Bamboo Island - Phi Phi
Sunrise at Bamboo Island - Thailand

Koh Bida Nok - Phi Phi Islands
Rainbow at Koh Bida Nok - Thailand

As said Marine National Park on Andaman Coast of Thailand are now closed. This is normal and every year on 15th May the official closure is announced. Why the Marine park in Thailand close? First of all weather conditions, in Similan Islands and south of Lanta at hin Deng and Hin Muang the sea conditions can rapidly change. Won't be so nice to be outside the sea with two or three meters waves and may have to stay sheltered fro few days.

Second to allow the beautiful nature there to take a rest from torus, diving and all traffic generated by tourist activities.

They will re open on 15th October or soon after when weather conditions will become more stable with the Winter Monsoon
Similan Islands National Park - Thailand
See you again in October

Can also compare with weather in Phuket in May 2013


  1. Some national parks to north are open during European summer period, like Kui Buri, Khao Yai National Parks. Khao Yai is recommended, great chanse to see elephants there:


    It can be unplesant with rain some days, but as a great man once sad, "there are no bad weathers, there are only bad cloths".. :)

    1. Correct! No bad weather just the wrong cloths :-) However visiting National parks like Khao Sok national park is more exciting during the rain season as the rivers are full with water and everything is Really Green

  2. Well, most of those in Khao Sok are quite pathetic.. Haew Nerok in Khao Yai National Park is a bit impressive during the rainy season.. :)