Thursday, 6 April 2017
Unusual hard rain and floods around Koh Samui for April
As we all know by now, there are Unusual hard rain and floods around Koh Samui for April. The last couple of days saw unusual hard rain and this caused floods at the usual 'hot spots' around the island. Affected areas were in Chaweng; where the one way system starts, near the Centara Grand Beach resort and the market on the way to the ring road. Maenam had some flooding and other parts of the island to minor degrees.
This morning at 7am it is 27C and although dry, heavy clouds loom over Koh Samui and more rain is expected. Tomorrow morning and afternoon should see some rain again and come Saturday the weather should change and it should stop raining and the sun might be making a come back.
Hang in there, just a few more days.
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Unusual hard rain and floods around Koh Samui for April; Flooded road near the Clock Tower square in Chaweng, where the one way system starts, two days ago.
Picture by Nick Whiting
This time around it wasn't as bad as the floods during December and January, but it's very unusual for this time of the year, which is supposed the driest and hottest time of the year, to have such hard and prolonged rain.
Unusual hard rain and floods around Koh Samui for April; Flooded roads in Maenam two days ago.
Picture by Kelli Vowels
The only time I can think of that it rained so hard in April was back in 2011, before the current drainage system was installed and the water stayed on the roads for around two weeks after it stopped raining.
Unusual hard rain and floods around Koh Samui for April; Near the start of the one way system in Chaweng, yesterday afternoon. Lots of the floods had receded already by that time
Picture by Noriego Darwin
After 2011 a new drainage system was installed and now the flash floods still take place but once the rain stops or slows down, the water disappears quickly.
The majority of the floods occur because the water has no direct natural run off route. Most run off routes to the ocean are blocked nowadays by buildings, mostly resorts and hotels. The price of progress?
Unusual hard rain and floods around Koh Samui for April; The damaged road in Choengmon was temporarily fixed and with the first signs of heavy rain immediately collapsed again. What's next, the second temporarily fix?
Picture by Mark Stevenson
Thanks for following the blog and I hope that you still had an enjoyable time on our island! Everybody suffers in these conditions, the locals as well as the people that planned a holiday to a sunny destination that turns out to be not sunny at all. Despite what the weather statistics tell you!
Like i said before, hang int here for just a few more days and hopefully the sun will return.
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