Feel the Sun Shine In!
I seem to have allowed another week to slip by without updating the weather blog, and of course all has changed. We had a week (a WHOLE week) of wet days from the 23rd - 29th August .. terribly sorry if that coincided with your holidays, we'll do better next time. If your holiday started last Tuesday (31st August) then your story will be rather different to the visitors of the week before! It's been almost all sun and blue skies. The weather changed totally from one day to the next. It was wet, wet, wet, wet, SUNNY! All that rain at the end of August gave a total monthly rainfall of 440mm, which is pretty wet, especially considering almost all of that fell in the second half of the month.
But hey, it's all sunshine again now. So we're back to complaining about the heat. When the rain comes they run and hide their heads .. When the sun shines they slip into the shade. And it has suddenly been very hot. The sun-free days in a bizarre way(as a resident) can be quite nice - the temperature drops several degrees, the air is fresh... just sucks if your street floods. Well, that only lasted a day or so, not a big problem. I did not even see any flooding, it was very isolated.
Weekly updates are about all I can do for this blog, but if you need more frequent, up to the minute Phuket weather news, try these ideas:
1. Follow me on Twitter. I tend to mention the weather every day if I am online.
2. Check the webcams at Karon Beach or Surin Beach (both of which are in Phuket) - helps if you look during our daylight ours. We are like 6 (or is it 7?) hours ahead of Europe, and a heck of a lot more than that ahead of the USA, and we're a bit behind Oz.
You know it is actually nice to have changes in the weather. Last week at Sunrise Divers we had some customers from Saudi Arabia. Even our hot days are cool for them and the rainy days were like a miracle! Allahu Akbar! The sun feels wonderful after a week of rain. You don't miss the water 'til the well runs dry and you don't miss the sun 'til the well overflows!
It's the kind of week when you can't resist playing songs like "Sun is Shining" by Bob Marley, or "Mr Blue Sky" by ELO, or "Here Comes The Sun" by some group from Liverpool. And on the first sunny day, I did actually, literally go and stand in the road outside the dive shop and turn my face to the sun. Feel the sun.
Having been very lazy with the camera recently, trying to make up for that. I stopped yesterday (5th September) at Chalong Temple on the way home from work.
The last sun was hitting the temple before sinking over the hills to the west. Must try that again someday.
And today I stopped at Karon Temple for a little walk around the market that takes place in the temple grounds every Tuesday and Saturday. The evening sun was hitting the temple.. the market is busier after dark. I will pass by again another day and get more photos.
(above) Monk at Karon temple, 6th September.
Forecast: 2-0 to England and more sunny weather in Phuket!
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