The weather at the Doi Inthanon site is known to have not only a large seasonal variation, but also significant fluctuations of conditions from one night to the next and within the same night. In particular, humidity can vary from extremely dry in some winter nights (below 10% RH), to condensing conditions even when the sky is clear. A set of rules to open and close the dome are in place and will be followed by the Telescope Operator in charge. Astronomers are asked to respect these procedures.
Weather statistics are still incomplete. It is recommended that requesters apply only for the time strictly needed for their observations, without allowance for weather factors. Similarly, the seeing conditions are not yet fully characterized. Experience shows that seeing can be as good as 0.8”, and is generally better than 2”. A rough average of 1.3” at the zenith may be assumed.