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Friday, 19 July 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th July, 2013

Today's weather;

A dark and grey cloud layer hangs over Koh Samui this morning. It looks like some more rain may come down today. Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

Durian tree, felled by the storm

A durian tree, felled by the storm yesterday in Hua Thanon, blocking our way to the Kila Amphur

Yesterday started out rather nice, which at some early morning stage, an almost clear blue sky hovering over our part of the island. 
That changed however drastically around 2pm when a massive storm raged over the island, with very strong wind gusts and plenty of rain. Many trees all over the island were toppled over and one tree that crashed over an electricity line in Choengmon caused a power cut of almost 4 hours in our area. 
Shortky after midnight I was woken up by the sirens of an ambulance (never a good sign) and shortly afterward another big storm with strong wind and rain followed.
Max temp reached 32.2C

The forecast predicts strong wind and occasionally rain until Tuesday afternoon, when things shoudl start to become nicer again.

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2 comments:

Lizzie English said...

We're in Bang Po and had a tree fall on our electricity lines and bring down two poles and the electric went off around 2.00pm during the huge winds and rain. the road was completely blocked but by 8.00pm the tree had gone and the electric company was there putting up a brand new concrete pole and light was restored. Amazing service when I'm sure they had so much to do yesterday.

Camille said...

Lizzie,
it shows they were in action at various points around the island at the same time. Good job indeed but it makes you wonder why the cables aren't under ground, all these problems would have been avoided and not happened.