1 - 4 March 2005 Blue skies & sunny. Some wind early mornings. Very hot 31 33 C. Some light waves at the beaches.
5 March Yet another sunny and hot day. About 15.00 some darker clouds rolled in from the east, bringing gusty winds and very stormy conditions. Thunder and fork lightening, then a very heavy tropical downpour for about an hour. Thats the first rain for about 3 months. Later, overcast and some light rain from time to time. The afternoon had been a baking 35 C, but dropped to 28 C. after the rain. There had been a big festival event (Loving Andaman) started 14.00 down at the beach (Loma Park). But tents blown down and basically a big washout for a couple of hours. Festivities resumed about 19.00 (little bit of rain does not stop the Thais enjoying themselves).
6 March Very bright day, mixed sun and clouds. Very windy morning and cloudier during the afternoon. Calm at the beaches. A much more temperate 30 C compared with the baking heat this past month or two.
7 - 13 March Bright, sunny days. Windy mornings. 30 33 C. Light waves at the beaches.
14 March Another bright and sunny day. Usual 31 33 C. But at about 6.30 some darker clouds rolled in bringing quite a lot of thunder and lightening. Looks like a heavy rain shower but ended up with just a few fat drops of rain that hardly wet the ground.
15 March - Seems to be a slight change in the weather pattern. Cloudier in the morning, and then light clouds in the afternoon. Continues to be a hot 31 34 C. Light waves at the beach.
16 19 March - Bright, sunny days. Windy at times 31 34 C. Very light waves at the beaches.
20 March Bright sunny morning. Some darker clouds late afternoon bringing a few drops of rain. Hot 32 34 Calm at the beaches.
21 March Bright day with mixed sun & clouds. Darker clouds about mid-day brought 10 minutes of heavy rain. Becoming sunnier all afternoon. Hot 32 34 C. Calm at the beaches.
22 & 23 March Bright enough days, but quite hazy/light overcast sky. Hot & humid 32 34 C. Little wind and very calm at the beaches.
24 - 26 March Bright days, but with mixed sun & clouds. Dark clouds at times, some bright sunshine in afternoons. Medium 29 31 C, up to 34 C during bright afternoon sunshine. Very calm at the beaches.
27 March Heavy overnight rain shower. Morning started quite dull with overcast skies. Cooler 28 C. Clouds clearing later in day, becoming mixed sun & clouds. Temperature rising to 30 31 C. Very calm at the beaches. Spectacular thunder & lightening show early evening.
28 & 29 March Morning with mixed clouds and sun. Afternoons hot and sunny. 31 33 C. No winds and calm at the beaches.
Patong Beach 29 March 2005
30 March Very cloudy morning, then a very sunny afternoon. Warm 30 33 C. Calm at the beaches.
31 March Very cloudy morning then mixed clouds and sun in afternoon. Some wind. Warm 31 33 C. Calm at the beaches. Short rain shower in the evening.