Tuesday 25 November 2008

25th November, 2008

Today's weather;

It's grey and wet! Various times throughout the night I woke up from the heavy and hard rain. Today's supposed to be very rainy again, even more than yesterday but than it's supposed to ease up after tomorrow. Current temp at 7 am is 25.5C.

Yesterday saw lots of rain, there were a few dry gaps during the day but not too many. There was 161.5mm of rain yesterday!
We went to Lamai and there was flash flooding everywhere and in Lamai there was a diversion since the road was that heavily flooded. Max temp reached 26.6C.

In Bangkok the situation keeps dragging on, yesterday's protests were peaceful but in my opinion it's getting nowhere and a stalemate is looming or is it becoming a game of who blinks first or is the final battle about to begin?
The PAD and the govt are holding the common man hostage. Although HM the King and HM the Queen seem to support the PAD, former PM Thaksin is trying all tricks to get back in the saddle again.



The Frogblogger said...

How typical is this weather for this time of year down your way? We had some pretty unseasonal rain and floods up to ten days back in the north/Chiang Mai area, but it seems to have finished now...

The situation in Bangkok makes no sense to people in Europe/the US - it would never be allowed to happen there. Only in Thailand can you get such a long and relatively bloodless stand-off. But things can change so quickly, as they have in the past in Bangkok...

Camille Lemmens said...

Hi Frog Blogger,

For this time of the year, it's fairly typical. Last year we were about half a days rain away of being named a disaster area! The year before that we hardly had any rain at all.
This year is pretty average.

The political situation is very fragile and this stand off won't last for much longer in my opinion.

F1Rst said...

Good afternoon,Camille
Is it cold there? It's Temp 25.5,So it's a bit cold Right?AT Bangkok it's become windy.The situations here is expanding to Don mueng Airport.The protesters is planing to prohibit the coming back of PM Somchai from Peru.
Thank a lot
P.S That facebook is mine

Camille Lemmens said...

Hi First,

Not too cold, but I think that Thai people consider it cold!

I hope that the whole situation in BKK ends soon and peacefully.