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Monday, 14 November 2011

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th November, 2011

Today's weather;

Koh Samui's sky is grey this morning and it's wet outside. The rain is on and off at the moment and it looks like some more rain is likely today. Current temp at 7am is 24.7C

The forecast is predicting more rain for today tomorrow but than it will be nice and sunny again with a possible occasional shower. This coming Sunday may be the turn around though and the start of our rainy season.

Yesterday saw a very mixed bag over Samui, it rained, it was dry, the sun peeked through and it rained whilst the sun was out. Repeat! Max temp reached 29.7C

The sky this morning near our house, just before it started to rain again

Water levels are receding, but just as transportation and other aspects of life improve, Thai consumers are bracing for another misfortune in the aftermath of the flooding - a spike in goods prices. Police have vowed in the meantime to arrest would-be profiteers who have placed metal spikes on flooded roads to stop rescue trucks from helping people.

Aside from the immediate problems facing the capital, which the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is tackling through regular channels provided by its six departments and one bureau, many post-flood issues await city officials' attention.

Right now, the most important issue is public health, specifically the problems of preventing disease outbreaks and transporting BMA-supervised doctors to homes of those refusing to evacuate. The Pollution Control Department (PCD) is offering free eggs and rice to people who turn over used foam food boxes and empty plastic bottles - in a bid to ease the amount of garbage.

At Don Muang, the closed domestic airport, water drainage is starting tomorrow.

During the current APEC summit in Hawaii, Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba has requested three urgent relief measures to help Japanese companies in Thailand recover from the severe flooding. at the same summit Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said that a new river, new highways, new railways and new towns are among the government's long-term flood prevention measures. We'll just wait and see.

As always, I end my blog with a request to my readers to book your hotels for your stay in Thailand on my Koh Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Thailand hotel recommendation blog.



Ben said...

Coming to Samui on Wednesday for a week. I hope we get some sun ! , go away rain! :(

Camille said...

Hi Ben,

Looks good until Sunday, I'm afraid.

Anthony said...

Hi Camille,

I have been reading your blog in the last few days and I must say you've done a great job with it! I'm travelling to Koh Samui with my girlfriend for the first time this Sunday (November 20) and wanted to get some advice regarding the weather. When we booked our holiday we were looking at the Thailand weather information and thought November would be a great time to travel to Koh Samui but I just realised a few days ago that it is heading into monsoon season. We we're hoping to spend a lot of time on the beach on adventure but I'm worried the weather won't we so good. Can you send me some info on what the weather is like during monsoon (from your personal perspective) and if we need to prepare in any way. Also, I'd like to know what the humidity is like at night and if its hard to sleep and if there is any flooding. We are staying in Koh Samui until December 2. The places we are staying are Bophut Beach area and Natien Beach.

Look forward to hearing your advice,


Camille said...

Hi Anthony,

Good to hear from you. You’re unfortunately right, this time of the year is usually the rainy season , although this year we’ve been rather lucky so far. As things look like right now, that’s about to change this coming Sunday. Strong wind and a bit of rain is predicted. I’m afraid I don’t have better news right now.

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.

Hope this helps for now and I hope the weather prediction will change for the better!