Saturday 29 November 2008

29th November, 2008

Today's weather;

It seems that things are turning for the better on the weather front. It's a cloudy sky but with small blue patches in it and it's dry! The rainy season seems to have left us although this doesn't mean the rain has completely gone, it just won't be there in the massive amounts we recently had. There's a very strong wind blowing though and this seems to be holding on for a few days. Current temp at 7 am is 26.7C.

Yesterday saw another dry day, the second in a row and the roads are almost back to normal, all the water has almost disappeared. Max temp reached 28.4C.
The other good thing is that my parents arrived save and well on Samui, yesterday, although they were very tired.

Here's a picture of one of the water pumps in action around the island, this one is located in Maenam. Note the car license plate at the left, that somebody lost and can come and collect here again.

In Bangkok the stand off continues; Heavily-armed police block main road to Bangkok airport so the PAD does the only sensible thing and Chamlong alerts protesters to move from Government House to Bangkok airport.

Nearly 100,000 passengers have missed flights since protesters shut down Bangkok's two main airports on Tuesday and the total could hit 300,000 as the shutdown continues, Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat said yesterday.

The Office of the Attorney General yesterday sent back a police request to revoke bail for the nine leaders of the People's Alliance for Democracy. It said the procedure had not been carried out correctly.

The government should quickly end the occupation of Bangkok's two airports, otherwise red-shirt crowds will take the law into their own hands to deal with the yellow-shirt protesters, organisers of the "Truth Today" talk show said yesterday.

And last but not least the Police chief was removed yesterday.



F1Rst said...

Good morning,Camille
It seem the weather is getting start of High-Season in Next fews days,However everythings maybe changes because of Global warming!!!.By the way,The situations of protests here,The protesters moved to Kingkaeo Rd. to face with polices.It's really bad.Some yellow-shirts-protesters excite some students at My university,near Suvarnabhumi Airport to join their groups.It's so lucky.Nobody interest in this thing.We are only students in Major of Technology.So no ideas for us.
Thank you for news updating

Camille Lemmens said...

Hi First,

The weather situation is definately improving here on Koh Samui, I wish we could say the same about the political weather in BKK!

Good on you to stay out of this conflict!
Take care.