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/