Monday, 28 March 2011
Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th March, 2011
Samui is still covered under dark clouds, just like the rest of Southern Thailand and the region South and West of Thailand. It looks like a lot more rain is going to come down today and the ferries to Koh Phangan and Koh Tao might not run today because of big waves. Current temp at 7am 26C
Yesterday saw another 95mm of rain pour down on Samui. The ferries connecting Samui to the near islands and the mainland in Donsak have been cancelled, due to big waves and the fact that once in Donsak there's no way out of there, as already posted by me two days ago and experienced by myself. The back roads to Kanchanadit are now flooded as well.
On Samui there are plenty of flooded areas, the Bang Rak area as pictured below, Laem Din market and the ring road before entering Lamai, the usual hot spots are flooded again.
There were a few moments without rain shortly after noon but other than that it was almost non stop rain, including during the night. By Thursday the strong rain and wind is predicted to subside.
Max temp reached 27C
Nakhon Si Thammarat has been declared a disaster area and some areas in Surat Thani have undergone the same treatment, see The Nation's report here.
The flooded area in Bang Rak, the fire brigade trying to pump water away.
In sharp contrast, this is Koh Lanta yesterday!
Koh Lanta has also dark clouds this morning and it just started to rain. Current temp at 7am is 24.5C
Yesterday saw a very nice and sunny day on Lanta, after a slightly cloudy start but soon the sun broke through and it was warm and nice. Max temp reached 31C
The weather here predicted to be rough today but the rain should slow down by tomorrow and it should be all good again come Friday!
The IDC on Koh Lanta also kicked off yesterday and it was easy cruising in the sunshine yesterday!
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