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Friday, 21 October 2011

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st October, 2011

Today's weather

The sky over Samui is clouded again although it's not looking dark, like yesterday. Current temp at 7am is 26.1C and the island is absolutely flood free!

The forecast is showing some rain now for almost every day, although not monsoon like rain where it rains all day long, there still are plenty of dry periods and even sun periods.

In Bangkok the situation keeps deteriorating, slowly but steadily it seems. Here's a map, in Thai, with the flooded areas on it, as of yesterday.

"Thailand is paying an exorbitant price for poor water management, unregulated urban planning and state incompetence. More than 2 million people in 23 provinces have been suffering from the floods for months. More than 300 people have perished already."

Currently there's a political debate whether a decree should be issued declaring a state of emergency. The Democrats are for, the government is against this decree.

Bangkok residents have started to park their cars on fly overs and express ways, severely hindering traffic and causing bigger early morning traffic jams than usual.

The capital's canals are now used to direct runoff water out to the sea and it comes as no surprise that the government keeps getting slammed, this time for not getting enough boats out to flooded areas.

Bang Rak bay, yesterday, under a cloud cover

Samui had some rain again yesterday, mainly during the morning hours. The afternoon was dry and saw sunshine again. Max temp reached 30C


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