Thursday, 17 November 2011
Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th November, 2011
A blue sky with a few fluffy clouds in it is shaping up again over Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 24.1C
The forecast is settling in, it looks like the rainy season is officially about to start this coming Sunday. Get ready for strong wind bursts and plenty of rain. I will miss most of this because I'm off to Phuket this afternoon and have the 'stupid early' flight out to Bali tomorrow morning. It's time for the last PADI IDC on Gili Air for this year.
Yesterday saw a nearly blue sky for most of the day over Koh Samui and it was warm and dry. Max temp reached 31.4C
The current government has managed to overshadow all flood problems with a cunning plan to have the fugitive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra pardoned, a dangerous path to walk according to the Nation and fury, scorn erupt over the decree according to the Bangkok Post.
This would back fire in any other country in the world, I wonder what will happen in Thailand.
In the meantime, back at the flooded farm, it seems that social networks are overtaking papers as sources for updates on news regarding floods. The Zuckerbergs of this world would have never dreamed of this in their wildest dreams, just a few years ago.
Sad news is that the overall death toll reached 564.
All the promises for help made to help affected businesses seem now, not too surprisingly, aim only at the big guys, leaving the small and medium sized businesses in limbo.
Thanks for booking your hotels at my two blogs over the past couple of days, please keep it up and look into my Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel booking around the country and beyond.