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Saturday, 31 December 2016

Goodbye to December 2016

Goodbye to December 2016


It's the time of the month to say Goodbye to December 2016 and this month will without doubt be known for the floods early on in the month. After an exceptional nice November 2016 version, the monsoon hit in full force early in December with day long torrential rain which caused flooding all over the island. Surprisingly all electricity held on and there were not that many black outs, so no baby booms in nine months time. After a week of this torrential rains it calmed down a bit and relatively quickly the flooded roads were drained of water, just to fill up again for a day or two in mid December with another batch of strong rain hitting the island.
This has now all passed and most of the run off has disappeared and most roads have dried up again, with a few exceptions.

Goodbye to December 2016

The Seatran car ferry had extended their service into the heart of the island along the ring road during the early December floods

The blog views and hits went through the roof, with over 90,000 page views at this very moment. Plenty of comments and questions were asked and even to this day I receive questions from people being worried about the floods.

Although it might be  slightly wet New Years Eve party tonight an a couple of light rainy days ahead of us, it's not anywhere near the situation as we experienced around the island earlier this month.
The monsoon is lowly on the way out and sunnier days are ahead of us.

It was a busy month for work for me, with a PADI IDC finishing on Phuket and another starting on Koh Phangan. Now I will be home for about three weeks in total before I hit the road again fr the first PADI IDC program in 2017, and I will be off to Phuket again. A review of my diving year 2016 has already been posted, for a link, click here.

Enjoy the New Year celebrities and see you all next year!

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Camille

6 comments:

Indigo Vitales said...

Spot on with your summary and the forecast for yesterday. I actually tend to use AccuWeather wherever we go but have found it highly inaccurate here so far even for the next 12 hours. Do you have any idea why the apps struggle so much in Samui. Maybe it's just very unpredictable at the moment?

Camille said...

Anyone who can predict the weather correctly is worth his or her weight in gold!

Indigo Vitales said...

Granted. However, the app is semi reliable usually. Since we have been here though it has been almost useless!

Camille said...

Use a different app, I use Windguru which is fairly accurate

Indigo Vitales said...

Thanks. I'll give it a try!

Camille said...

You're welcome