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Monday, 28 March 2011

Some video's of Samui's March 2011 flooding

Some video's of Samui's March 2011 flooding

Have a look of some of these video's, apparently at some areas on Samui the flooding are worse compared to November 2010.



This is in Lamai



This is also in Lamai



This is between Maenam and Bang Po

The airport is currently still open but there are delays.

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26 comments:

Nick & Rob said...

Hi Camille

Thanks for running this great blog, just found it and will be checking it lots more now!

We are in Koh Phangan (Ko Ma) for last 4 days and rain still going & looks the same as the videos - plus we are having loads of power outages / cuts (7 hours yesterday)

Came here to do some diving (go over to Koh Tao) but this weather is pretty hardcore thinking of just getting back to mainland (if possible) and carrying on up North.

Thanks Again

N&R

Camille said...

Thanks for checking in and good luck with your travels, just might be that your stay on KP is going to be a little longer, until the ferries run again.

Melissa said...

Dear Camille,

Hi I hope you can help I've travelled many time to Samui but never heard of such bad rain/floods! I'm travelling with my 3 year old son and I'm worried we have made a big mistake we arrive 18th April for 3 weeks (samui and koh tao) is weather expected to stay raining the entire time? I really appreciate your help as want my son to have an enjoyable sunshine vacation!!!

Camille said...

Hi Melissa,

Come 18th April I would expect Samui to have fantastic sunshine with hot and dry days as it should be during April. There’s no guarantee but the current very unusual and out of season weather pattern should start to subside by this coming Thursday. I don’t think that you made a mistake.

Please have a look at my archives, they go back until 2007, about halfway down the blog page on the left side and they will show you how the weather should be in April.

Hope this helps for now.

Niki said...

Hi Camille,
My husband and I arrive in Samui on Wednesday and will be staying at Four Seasons through Sunday. Is there any chance of decent weather from what you can tell during our stay?

Thanks!

Niki

Camille said...

Hi Niki,

Right now, Wednesday should still see some rain but Friday and Saturday have sunshine predicted at this moment.

Hope this helps for now.

Melissa said...

Hi Camille

Thank you so much, the concern its my husbands 30th birthday and we have arranged entire trip around outdoor activities and all the families bringing children etc... So as you can imagine reading the weather reports we were worried!

We are going to koh tao have a few thing arranged is there anything you can recommend we should definitely see or do?

Thanks for all your help
Melissa

Camille said...

Hi Melissa,

Glad I can ease your worries a little bit. There’s no guarantee, the current weather is very much out of place but 3 weeks down the line we should have sun again and the aircon should be cranking!

You can have a look at my Samui post about tour around the island and in Koh Tao it’s unfortunately pretty much only diving, not much else to do besides sitting on a beach.

Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

When is the airport and transportation from the hotels expected to resume? Thanks for posting on your blog
KML

Camille said...

Today the torrential rain should stop, so possibly by tomorrow the airport will open again.

Chris said...

Hi Camille,
Thank you for running this blog, I heard there was some bad weather in Samui, but didn't realize how bad it was until I saw your information.

I was hoping to get your advice. 4 of us are scheduled to arrive tomorrow (wed) at about 2pm, for 4 nights We have booked & pre-paid for accommodation, plus the flights from/to koh Samui. Would you recommend canceling our trip to Samui ... I'm not even sure if I can get refunds from Bangkok airways :(. Thanks.

Camille said...

Hi Chris,

You're welcome. The situation is not good indeed, right now id about the worst that I ever experienced in 12 years on Samui.

Although I expect he airport to open again tomorrow and sunshine is predicted starting from Friday, there's no guarantee right now. Please check Bangkok Air's Facebook page for updates on their situation.

Do you reside in Thailand or are you on holidays?

Chris said...

Thanks again Camille. We are on holidays for a few weeks. So far we've been following some bad weather around, but what can you do. Thailand is still beautiful either way :) thanks for the tip, I'll check out their Facebook page.

Camille said...

Hi Chris,

Good spirits, keep them up!!

Hope things work out for you.

Chris said...

Hi again Camille,
Hope you're staying dry and safe!
We just got back from the Bangkok airways office, and they won't know if flights are cancelled until tomorrow morning. Right now we are not able to get a refund. If the flight does go as scheduled, would you recommend staying away? Not sure if it's better to lose $ on the flight, or come to koh Samui and not have a good time because of the conditions?

Alison said...

Hi Camille

We are currently on Samui doing a fasting retreat at Dharma Healing. I really like your blog - it is helpful when you don't know what is going on outside your own bungalow which is surrounded by half a metre of water!

Look forward to more updates this week

Warm wishes

Alison

Camille said...

Hi Alison,

Glad I can be of help! Hope you're all well and hang in there, it's almost over!

Camille said...

Hi Chris,

To be honest, right now the island will need some time to recover and sort a few things out, moving around will be limited and I'm not sure how long it will to stock up on food etc again. Maybe cross your fingers and they cancel the flights and thus you get a refund?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great updates!!

What are the chances of things being back to relative normality by 13th April as we are booked in for 2 weeks?

Thanks.

Camille said...

Within two weeks I expect everything on Samui to be back to 'normal'.

Martin said...

Hi Camille,

I have been following your blog which is very informative. I am due to visit Chaweng Beach,Koh Samui on the 16th April and go to the full moon party. Do you perceive that thing will be back to normall by then?

Appreciate your info and hope everyone is bearing up ok in very difficult circumstances

Camille said...

Hi Martin,

In two weeks time I do indeed expect everything to be back to normal.

Thanks for the support!

Anonymous said...

Hi Camille

I'd also like to add my thanks for your blog.

My family and I are all heading over to Koh Tao via Koh Samui/Phangan around 9th April for my sister's wedding there on Mon 11th.

I just wondered what you've heard about conditions on Koh Tao, or whether people are currently able to get there?

Thanks so much - and I hope things are OK for you out there.

Take care,

Rosie x

Camille said...

Hi Rosie,

Koh Tao has been hit very hard and the Thai Navy is currently evacuating people from Koh Tao, right now all ferry services are still postponed.

Come the 9th April, Samui should be fine again, not sure about Koh Tao........

Tamara said...

Hi Camille,

We will visit Chaweng at the 7th of may.
Do you think the flood will be over by then?

Thanks

Camille said...

Hi Tamara,

In May everything should be fine again!