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May 2017 was not really hot and/or sunny. We had 7 completely sunny days, less than average, and 8 overcast days, a bit more than we usually have. But all in all it was a usual May: some sunny days, a few rainy days, quite a few days with some sun and some rain.
The wind was about average this May, with 9 days with a moderate or strong wind.
The temperature was below average for this time of year, with an average temperature of 31.7 degrees Centigrade, and it also did not feel very hot.

In 2011 we were on two days not able to dive in the Shark Point area, in 2012 we could not safely reach Racha Noi on one day and on one day we were limited in our dive destinations to Racha Yai, in 2013 on one day we could not reach Racha Noi. In 2014 and 2015 all destinations were possible every day of the month and in 2016 on two days we cancelled all diving, on four days we were limited to Racha Yai and on one day we could not dive in the Shark Point area, all at the end of the month. This year we had one day where we could only dive at racha Yai, one where we could not go to Racha Noi and one where Racha Noi and the King Cruiser/Shark Point area were not safe. Strange were 2 days where the wind picked up so strong in the afternoon we cancelled one dive. The Similans and Richelieu Rock national parks are closed, to re-open again on 15 October 2017. Diving at our housereef in Kata will resume again in November.

 Sun  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008
 Sunny days, dry  5  8  8  9  8  1  8  9  7  13
 Sunny days, rain in the evening  2  2  3  1  2  2  6  2  1  0
 Partially sunny/cloudy, dry  4  8  6  7  7  3  5  7  3  7
 Partially sunny/cloudy, rain in the evening  3  2  4  4  4  2  0  2  2  2
 Partially sunny/cloudy, some rain during the day  9  1  9  5  6  13  10  6  9  4
 Overcast days, dry  0  0  0  2  0  0  1  2  1  0
 Overcast days with rain in the evening  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0
 Overcast days with some rain during the day  5  1  1  2  0  7  1  2  4  3
 Overcast, wet days  2  8  0  1  4  3  0  0  4  2
 Wind  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008
 Days without wind or with a slight breeze  22  23  29  28  29  11  18  30  29  16
 Days with a moderate or strong wind  9  8  2  3  2  20  13  1  2  15
 Temperature  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008
 Outside temperature (centigrade)  28-34  29-36  29-34  31-35  28-35  28-34  31-36  32-38  29-37  28-36
 Average temperature (centigrade)  31.7  32.8  32.4  33.7  32.7  31.7  33.4  36.8  32.8  33.0

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