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Monday, 31 October 2011

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st October, 2011

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is clearing up and is showing off plenty of 'sexy' blue sky. Current temp at 7am is 27.5C

The forecast remains more ir less the same, plenty of sunshine and occasionally a shower for the next 7 days. It seems though that 'tomorrow' every time seems to have more rain than was predicted the previous 6 days, when that day was moving along to become 'tomorrow'.

Yesterday saw a more or less dry day, just one shower shortly after lunch and one last night, with plenty of sunshine. Max temp reached 30.3C

Koh Samui weather as prevailed last week

The flood situation around Bangkok has reached it's summit and hopefully the countdown can begin so repair works can start as soon as the water has disappeared, although this could be another 4 weeks!
The Chao Phraya hit a record high of 2.53 meters and angry suburban residents destroyed a dyke when they their neighbor was inundated.
The death toll has risen now to 381.

Here's a list compiled by the TAT (Tourist Authority of Thailand) with FAQ's about the floods.

Government agencies are being accused of hoarding relief goods and Chamroen Yuttithamsakun, the PM's Office inspector-general in charge of approving the distribution of donated goods to flood victims, will be called to clarify suspicions over alleged hoarding of donated items by the the Flood Relief Operations Command.

It's almost shameful to witness how some Thai people react to the floods and resort to crime and tactics to better themselves, this in sharp contrast how the Japanese people dealt with the tsunami and related problems which seemed to unite the country rather than widen the gap between rival groups as is happening here. In Thailand, personal agendas seem to be more important than the greater good.

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2 comments:

Henrik said...

Hi Camille


My name is Henrik, i live in Denmark and going to Bangkok the 5 of november with my family, wife and 2 kids.

We also going to Samui, Pangang, and Tao, so i was wondering if you could tell me about the situation with supplies in the stores ect.

We talking about moveing the trip to January if there is too many difficults out at the islands and in Bangkok.

BTW how is the weather at Samui in november? seen a lot of difference opinions at the net .

Thanks for a nice BLOG , we been following your daily updates

Best Regards

Henrik

Camille said...

Hi Henrik,

On Samui the supplies seem to be back to normal, today there was bottled water and plenty of bread in the shops again and everything seems to be stocked up in general. The overall situation is hopefully going to improve from now on. Let’s hope so!

At this moment I don’t see a reason to postpone to January.

In November the weather is usually not so good but it may well be that this year is nice, 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.

Last year November was not so good but the year before was nice.

Hope this helps for now.