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Friday, 28 October 2011

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th October, 2011

Today's weather;

The weather on Koh Samui has taken a drastic change, No reason to worry, it's for the better! A lovely blue sky with some clouds in it is showing off and it looks like a nice and warm day is in the making. Current temp at 7am is 26.7C

The forecast is looking unseasonally good with hardly any rain predicted at all for the next 7 days and plenty of sunshine!The situation on Samui is looking very stable. Some of the shelves at the supermarkets stores are empty, like rice (just a few small bags left), bottled water and pampers are hard to find but eggs just got re-stocked. Bottled water is still widely available in 20 liter bottles, this is local water so supplies seem to be secure.

Empty rice shelves at Tesco Lotus in Chaweng, usually these shelves are packed about a meter and a half high with various brands of rice

Yesterday saw a mixed bag during the morning hours with some rain but during the afternoon it cleared up and the sun came out briefly. Max temp reached 29.2C

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If you're planning to visit Thailand, please be aware that the Suvarnabhumi international airport is still open and operating as usual. The domestic airport at Don Muang has been closed.

In general the situation around Bangkok remains uncertain about the final extent of the flooding. A group of engineers led by a Toyota Motor Thailand executive yesterday suggested that the government cut sections through five roads in eastern Bangkok to speed up the flow of water into the sea.
However, the lack of understanding among people living near sluice gates is causing a real problem because they are stopping authorities from opening the gates out of fear their residences will be submerged, the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry said.


Flying in an army helicopter over from central Bangkok near Victory Monument (not flooded) north over the Chao Phraya River (Main river going through Bangkok and threatening to flood it). They flew north to north west generally over Nonthaburi, Bang Bua Tong, Pathum Thani out to a remote village near Ayutthaya where they dropped relief supplies. A long but interesting video

The exodus of people leaving Bangkok over this long weekend is in full swing. We're scheduled to fly out to Pattaya on 3rd November for a dive trip with a group of six and slowly I start to wonder if we can still book hotels in time. They are only arriving today on Samui.

The criticism on the government remains and Bangkok businesses say unclear and inadequate flood information is making it harder for them to make preparations.

In the meantime, the death toll has risen to 373.

Camille

4 comments:

Michiel said...

Hi Camille,

I arrived on Samui with my family for a week's break from HK. Happy to see the weather is so nice, even better to learn it's most likely staying this way.
A few days ago I read on your blog there has almost been daily sightings of a whale shark at Sail Rock. I'd love to get out and see this. Can you recommend any boats/tours on Samui who do this, I'd also like to get out for some nice snorkeling. I am not looking for a crowded boat. Is there any email address I can contact you on directly?
Groeten&bedankt,
Michiel

Jonny said...

Hi. I'm planning to visit Koh Samui via Bangkok on 28 Dec 2011 for our Honeymoon. Do you think the situations is going to get worse based on historical weather patterns during late December? Since we are flying from Hong Kong to Koh Samui via Bangkok, we are also concerned about the Bangkok situation. Do you recommend rescheduling our trip?

Camille said...

Hoi Michiel,

Hoi Michiel, probeer camille@idcthailand.net

Groeten

Camille said...

Hi Johnny,

Late December is usually good for visiting Samui, you may get an occasional shower but overall it should be fine.

Please have a look at my archives, half way down the page on my Samui info and weather blog, left hand side, they go back a few years. Open a month that you’re interested in and check one of the of the last posts of each month, starting with ‘Goodbye to…………’ this post will tell you the weather conditions for that month.
You can also check each individual post for that month if you wish to.