December 2003 was another typical ‘dry season’ month. Most days had some sort of sunshine with the exception of 2 periods, 8 - 12 & 20 – 21 December where we had some grey days. Worst day was 10 December with light rain throughout the day. Other days with some sort of rain - 1, 3, 8, 9, 19, 20 & 27, usually only a light, short shower in the early evening. Total of 8 days with rain recorded. The sea at the beach remained very calm throughout the month. The second half of December had the better (as in sunnier & hotter) weather.
November 2003 was a typical ‘dry season’ month. Most days had some sort of sunshine & lots of blue sky. There were no days with persistent rain, only short sharp rain showers about mid-day. There were 11 days with some sort of rain scattered throughout the month on 1, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28 & 30 November. Very good weather month for the visitors.
October 2003 was a wet month, very wet. Even more disappointing was the lack of sunny days and October 2003 was a month we would rather forget about. Statistically speaking we had 25 days with some sort of rain, the wettest days being 2, 5, 6, 16, 19 and 20 October when we had rain almost all day. The best of the sunny days were 8, and from 23 - 28 October. Most days were calm to medium rough at the beach, with only 5 – 7 October having quite rough seas at the beach.
September 2003 was wetter than we would expect, so that was not so good given that September is statistically the wettest month of the year. What made the month even worse was the lack of sunny days, as we would usually expect a good amount of sunshine. We had 17 days, scattered through the month, with some sort of rain. The wettest days were 15, 21, 22 & 25 September, when we had rain most of the day. The best of the sunshine was from 4 – 6 September, 17 & 18 September had some sunshine, and 27 – 30 September had some limited sunshine. Sea at the beach was mixed with some very rough periods and some flat calm periods. September was a very bad weather month for the tourists.
August 2003 was a typical rainy season month, perhaps a little more rain than we would expect. We had 2 main rainy periods from 2 – 4 August and 11 – 18 August, with a rainy day on 30 August. The 3rd was the worst day with rain all day, sometimes very heavy. The 14, 17, 18 & 30 August also had rain through most of the day. The best of the sunny days were from 6 – 11 August and 19 – 29 August. There were no calm days at the beach and the surf varied from medium to very rough throughout the month.
July 2003 was a very wet month. Much more rain than we would expect. 16 days with some sort of rain The worst days were 2, 5, 6, 11, 13, 19 & 28 July when we had light rain for most of the day. The other rainy days were 1, 3, 7, 9, 12, 17, 20, 22 & 24 July when we had just a short shower lasting less than 30 minutes. As you can see the rainy days were scattered throughout the month. The best of the sunshine on 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 30 & 31 July. Notice that some rainy days also had a lot of sun. Sea at the beach was mixed, some days very rough, other days very calm.
June 2003 was a typical rainy season month with 9 days having some sort of rain and many cloudy days and few days with sun all day. Most of the rain days had only a few minutes of light rain (12, 16, 17, 24, 25, 26, 29 & 30 June). Only 22 June had persistent rain throughout the day. For sure the first half of the month had the best of the weather, second half had many rainy days with a lot of dull, cloudy days. The sea at the beach was mixed, some very rough days and some very calm days.
May 2003 was quite a wet & windy month, not really the best month for sun & beach worshippers. The first half of May had many days with some rain. The second half had few days with rain but much more stormy, cloudy and windy. 13 days in May with some rain, mostly just 20 minutes or so. Worst day was 12 May with persistent rain most of the day. Mixed bag of sun & clouds, no real pattern. The last week of May brought quite a big swell at the beaches with plenty of white water.
April 2003 had very few days with daytime rain. Only the 20 May had 50 minutes of rain about lunchtime. The evenings of 12–15 & 29/30 May had very light rain. Quite a lot of cloud on many days especially during the last week of May, heralding in the start of the monsoon or rainy season. The sea at the Patong beach was reasonably calm throughout the month
March 2003 had an unexpected number of days with some rain, mostly during the last 7 days of the month. It rained on 11 days, mostly just short rain showers for a few minutes on 3, 15, 16, 28, 21, 27, 28, 29, 31 March. Longer rain periods on 25 & 26 March. Most days were a mixture of sun & clouds. Plenty of bright sunny days during the first half of the month becoming cloudier by the second half of the month. The sea remained calm at the beach all month, not much wind. Not a very good so called ‘dry season’ month, as we don’t expect this sort of weather until mid – late April.
February 2003 was a great month for tourist weather and swimming at the beach. All days had lots of sunshine, very hot afternoons and no rain worth talking about. A few afternoons had some light clouds, a couple of days were windy and the sea remained very calm except for the few windy days that produced a light swell.
January 2003 was a typical ‘dry’ month. It only rained for a few minutes on the evenings of 1, 17, 18, 20 Jan and about 10 drops on evening of 31 Jan. Most mornings were bright and sunny and most afternoons were blazing hot. A very few afternoons had some light clouds. The sea at all the beaches was calm and good for swimming.