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Floods in samui

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:19 pm
by phuketrichard
been raining over there and Koh Tao for around 50 straight hours (here in phuket only 16 straight)

But that doesn''t always mean no fun for tourists :beer3:


Re: Floods in samui

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:19 pm
by CEOCambodiaNews
Tourists are advised to wait before heading to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan due to the extreme weather conditions. Koh Phangan reported has no power. [http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1175544/floods-soak-koh-samui]

Floods hit Thailand, tourists stranded in Samui

6 January 2017 01:25 PM
Floods hit Samui, Thailand, tourists stranded.
The Samui International Airport in Thailand had to suspend its flight operations yesterday as inclement weather conditions. The southern parts have already been observing flooding rains, yesterday, these rains were also witnessed over the Ko Samui Island.

Several hundreds of passengers remained stranded as domestic flights remained suspended due to bad weather conditions. Between Samui and Bangkok, around 12 flights were cancelled only yesterday. Out of the stranded passengers, there were several people who had to catch a flight from the Bangkok airport for their countries.

During the last 24 hours, heavy to extremely heavy rains have been recorded in several parts of Thailand. From 8:30 am yesterday, Sawi Agromet recorded a whopping 337 mm of rain, Nakhonsi Thammarat 167 mm, KO Samui 27 mm, and Chumphon 107 mm.

These torrential rains are attributed to the presence of a weather system in the form of a low-pressure area over South Andaman Sea. The system has the potential to intensify into a well-marked low and furthermore into a depression.

Thus, during the next 24 to 48 hours, several parts of Thailand are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rains. So much so that travelers are advised to avoid visiting some of the very famous islands in Thailand at least for the next 24 to 48 hours.
http://www.skymetweather.com/content/gl ... -in-samui/

Re: Floods in samui

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:46 pm
by taabarang
I'm not familiar at all with this area. Is this usual during what we call dry season here?

Re: Floods in samui

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:03 pm
by phuketrichard
very strange weather this past 12 months

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The flooding, which is roof-high in some areas, has affected more than 700,000 people since it started a week ago, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
At least 12 people have died, according to counts from the ministry and local officials, as waters turn roads into rivers and rip away stretches of rail track.

the floods have also damaged more than 1,500 schools in the region, according to officials.
The downpour is expected to persist for at least two more days, according to the Meteorological Department, which warned of flash floods in eight of the hardest-hit provinces.


http://www.thephuketnews.com/12-dead-as ... MwbZ1Tw.97

Re: Floods in samui

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:19 pm
by bolueeleh
tell the idiots non believers about it, should be tied to the pier and let the rising sea level drown them.

Re: Floods in samui

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:22 am
by frank lee bent

Re: Floods in samui

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:49 am
by bolueeleh


in recent years reports have shown that la nina or el nino have became stronger and the swing have become wilder and more unpredictable, read this somewhere before, cant remember the link anymore

Re: Floods in samui

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:05 am
by frank lee bent
yep, last year's el nino was a record breaker

Re: Floods in samui

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:17 am
by phuketrichard
and the sun is coming out :-)

Re: Floods in samui

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:54 am
by bolueeleh
phuketrichard wrote:and the sun is coming out :-)


sun spots, solar flares affect weather too, good news is that after 20+ years of banning CFC, ozone is recovering