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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

How much rain is there, at the moment?
I might be going to Thailand, in August or September of next year, if the weather is not toooooo terrible, that is.

Mel

2. Posted by draggons (Full Member 113 posts) 9y

Hi Mel.

Most of the country is getting rain at the moment, there's been flash floods in the north and south of the country. Saying that it's not continuosly bucketing with rain and some days are bloody hot.
Yesterday was fine out with us, overnight rain but the sky's clearing again now, going to be another hot one.
Was in Khow Yai couple of weekends ago, one minute bucketing 10 minutes later blue skys.

If you intend to come at that time of year just remember to take a brolly with you. Last year October was the worst time in the central region with really bad flooding, 3 feet of water in our house!

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Draggons

My daughter starts school this year, so I can no longer take her to Thailand for a month, whenever I feel like it.
The only time she will have a whole month off from now on, is end of August to middle of September.

Mel

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Thanks Draggons

My daughter starts school this year, so I can no longer take her to Thailand for a month, whenever I feel like it.
The only time she will have a whole month off from now on, is end of August to middle of September.

Mel

I am in Pattaya right now. Had some rain a couple days ago in the morning, stopped in 10 to 20 minutes, no big deal!

I have been in Thailand during August and September and didn't think that rain was a big problem. I guess it would depend on where you want to stay at for your visit.

I never worry about the rain. Most of the hotels have low season pricing and not too many crowds to contend with. September is one of my favorite times to travel (and it is just after the prices drop at the beginning of September!)

Have fun.

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Karazyal :)

6. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

I'll be hitting SEA 3 weeks today :)

Draggons, do you think bangkok will be bad then?

7. Posted by draggons (Full Member 113 posts) 9y

Clarife

September & October were the worst for us last year in the central region, 3 feet of water in the house!

It might only rain for an hour or so then again it can bucket down for days. Just take a brolly and keep away from low lying areas, Bangkok and the central region!!!

At the height of last years flooding there was aprox 2 million people homeless I belive. Just remember that if you do end up in a flooded area remember that all the beasties that usually are out of sight are heading for the high/dry ground! A lot of snake bites occur around this time of year. We ended up with a 3 foot cobra in the house (no fun) and the local hospital (small) didnt have a spare bed due to snake bite victims.

Not trying to put anyone off but just a bit of a warning for the rainy season.

8. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Thanks Davie,

Rain I can handle but snake bites! This might sound like a silly question but if they are heading for the highland areas, how come there are more bites in the likes of bangkok? Is it while they're moving you come in contact with them? I had a look at your pictures from last year & it really bucketed down! We will be hitting bangkok on the 4th & probably heading up to chiang mai on the 10th. Does the weather in chiang mai be like bangkok at that time of year?

Also, on another note, I've heard you mention ayutthaya a couple of times & was wondering if you could go to chiang mai from bangkok via there? We wanted to see Kanchanaburi too and if we could fit both inbetween bkk & chiang mai it would be great.

Thanks again,

9. Posted by dan_so (Budding Member 56 posts) 9y

hi clarife

that is exactly what i have been doing, i am curently in kanchanaburi, i got a bus hear from bangkok which took about 2 and half hours, i went to erawan waterfalls today and it was just brilliant. tommorow i think im off to ayuttaya which you can easly get a bus from hear too. An after this im then getting a night train to chaing mai so its deffinatly possible to do that route. Also on the weather note, when i was at the waterfalls in kanchanaburi it was really sunny but by about half 2 it was bouncing it down for about 2 hours, all though it has now totaly cleard up.

Dan

10. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

That sounds great Dan, I'd hate the thoughts of wasting time having to go back to bangkok from kanchanaburi and then from ayuttaya . How long are you staying in Kanchanaburi & ayuttaya =? How long you planning on spending in Chiang mai too - we're not sure yet how long we'll spend up north tho, think we're just gonna wing it