Sunday, 8 January 2017
Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th January, 2017
A later than usual update but all is fine with me. It's Sunday morning and that usually means long morning runs for me and today was no different, except today I couldn't start until 6am, it's too dangerous to run in the dark under these conditions. I managed 21km in around one hour and 54 minutes, which considering the circumstances is really good. I ran yesterday as well and about 20 to 25% of the roads were ankle deep with water, today only three small sections were ankle deep. There was still a lot of water on the road, but nothing more than foot deep and a lot of floods have receded and/or disappeared.
This morning saw a range from no rain, to drizzle to light rain changing positions all the time around Koh Samui. The hard and torrential rain seems to have gone.
The airport is up and running with planes taking off and landing all the time, so hopefully they can take care of their back log.
It seems the January 2017 floods are on their last legs. It's not over yet but it's slowing down however one more batch of hard rain is still predicted for this morning. We'll see how that pans out. Current temp at 9am is 25C
Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th January, 2017; Bang Rak bay this morning, still a grey and cloudy sky but not that much rain anymore and the water doesn't have that brown color anymore. Things are slowly on the upside again.
Yesterday saw rain almost all day long but it was a lot lighter rain and we had many rain breaks as well. Still, a lot of roads were still flooded, like at the Chaweng lake and roundabout, at the area where the one way systems starts and around Centara Grand Beach resort. At the Bophud traffic lights it was also still full on flood. Many other areas saw some easing up during the afternoon. Max temp reached 26C
The forecast keeps pushing back that end of the rain. Now it seems that Monday will have light amounts of rain and the cloud cover is about to break open come Wednesday. After that it looks really good into next weekend with plenty of sunshine. Who knows!
Just keep hanging in there, today may see one more time some hard rain and tonight some hard wind but it may well be the end of this rain period.
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