Rawai, Phuket's Weather December 2011

Live from the middle of the sea!

Daily Weather Photos from Rawai Beach, Phuket.

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Goodbye 2011!

30th December 2011  10.21am

30th December 2011  18.04pm

29th December 2011  09.41am

29th December 2011  17.30pm

28th December 2011  09.42am

27th December 2011
Only four days ago this rocky area was full of sand. 
After two days of severe wind and waves the sand has been totally removed to the west side of the beach
leaving a few of our beach chairs high and dry!

27th December 2011
The move in the sand buried our beach chairs too, and the beach looked so clean and beautiful this morning. 
Strangely it looked just the same way as it did a few days after Tsunami 2004 when the wave had swept the beach clean of leaves and rocks, it brought back some memories for me - my sympathies to any of you who lost friends or loved ones on that day.

26th December 2011
Really windy with strong waves, most tourist boats and fishing boats stayed ashore.
This storm system in the Bay of Bengal may be part of the trouble!

25th December 2011  09.35am
Nice sunny weather but strong wind and waves.
In the South East of Thailand severe winds caused a sea swell that caused damage to coastal areas 
in Prachuap Kiri Khan to Surat Thani, with the worst created in almost 50 years.
For news in Thai and photos: 

23rd December 2011  10.49am
Windy morning, but that is normal at this time of year, 
the wind goes down around lunchtime and the afternoon is usually calm (and hot!).

The strong waves cause a change in the beach. 
The sand moves from east to west, and then 6 months later moves back again!
See my earlier post.

22nd December 2011  09.53am
A beautiful morning, a beautiful day (mostly) 
but a dramatic end came with dark clouds, wind and rain.

22nd December 2011  17.02pm

22nd December 2011  17.03pm

22nd December 2011  17.04pm

22nd December 2011  17.05pm
Oh well.....I guess it will be as sunny as usual tomorrow!

21st December 2011  16.45pm
Although the day was blue and sunny, late afternoon a strong wind came accompanied by clouds!

20th December 2011  09.56am
Beautiful sunny day, fairly strong wind in the morning but calm again in the afternoon.

19th December 2011  17.08pm
The end to another perfect day!

18th December 2011  16.47pm
 Great weather until late afternoon when it started getting cloudy.
The last hour of sun breaks through a cloud leaving a pool of sunlight spotlighting Koh Kaew.

17th December 2011  10.00am

17th December 2011  15.37pm
I can see the colours of the rainbow......

 17th December 2011  16.14am
After the rain the sun always shines!

17th December 2011  17.06am
The rain finally came!

16th December 2011 Grey and drizzly weather today,
 the sun came through but not worth a photo - 
Boat Cam can only offer a flower pic taken on the beach today!

15th December 2011  09.41am
Cool night time temperatures mean that a morning sunbathing session is required!

14th December 2011  16.54pm Amazing cloud. 
Perfect weather in Phuket today!

13th December 2011  09.57am
Clear blue sky!

12th December 2011 Just before sunset.
Windy morning again, and as always with the 'lom wow' or 'kit flying wind' that comes regularly at this time of year it was a wet boat ride to Bon Island - difficult taking photos - so just a sunset photo today!
Anyone seen kites for sale yet? I haven't!

 11th December 2011 11.58am 
The weather was great at lunchtime but the clouds turned up again late afternoon.
Not such a strong wind, smaller waves too! 

 10th December 2011 10.04am 
Amazing cloud formation! 

10th December 2011 10.09am 
Great weather for the Phuket King's Cup Regatta today!
Strong NE winds and 1 meter waves, not ideal conditions for taking photos.
(Yes, as you guessed - that splash soaked me!)

10th December 2011 11.02am 
Perfect day for sailing around Phuket's islands.

 10th December 2011 17.12pm 
Once again clouds threaten to bring an end to the sun!

10th December 2011 18.25pm 
Moonrise in Phuket was followed by a total lunar eclipse this evening.

9th December 2011 16.56pm 
The sun was shining but the clouds were telling us to head home!

8th December 2011  11.39am
Yes!! The Phuket 'high season' is here!

7th December 2011  17.16pm
Even at 5pm it was still so hot and sunny that we needed the umbrella!

6th December 2011  18.09pm
Driving through Phuket Town you can still see the Rawai sunset!
A greyish day so it was nice to see a red sky at night!

5th December 2011  09.12am
Yesterday started off really wet, got better in the afternoon and today we are left with cloud.
However the sun managed to break through around lunch time.

 3rd December 2011  09.52am
Although it was a sunny start to the day, clouds threatened. 
By around 4pm the rain came accompanied by a strong wind that was to pass by within around 30 minutes. The rain stayed on a little longer.
3rd December 2011  09.56am

 2nd December 2011  10.13am
Despite last night's wind - it was a beautiful morning.
Calm and sunny!

1st December 2011  16.24pm
The events of last year have been repeated, sailing yachts competing in Phuket's King's Cup Regatta were once again washed aground by last night's strong winds. The story and link to last years event can be seen here: http://www.phuketgazette.net/archives/articles/2011/article11589.html 

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