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wet sesaon in thailand clashes with my hols:(, any advice!?

Travel Forums Asia wet sesaon in thailand clashes with my hols:(, any advice!?

1. Posted by cat.n. (Budding Member 32 posts) 7y

Hi i need some advice, i'm planning a month in thailand in September before i start uni, my plan it to fly into bangkok, go straight down to phuket, then on to krabi, ko samui, then on to on of the national parks, and hopfully chiang mai. However..... i was doing to reasearch and realised that the rain season is between late may and october. Has anyone been to any on the above listed places in the months of the rain, esp sept?!!?!?! If so can you advise me whats best to do, i was really hoping for sun - not rain!!!!! :) any tips would be fantastic???

2. Posted by KevinRB (Inactive 76 posts) 7y

Hi

Based upon you arriving in September, whichever direction you travel in will be classed as the "rainy season". How much rain we actually get varies pretty dramatically particularly up here in Chiang Mai !!, last year we had quite a lot between May - October, but in-between we also had fabulous sunshine & very hot days !!.

To describe what happens in Thailand its more like a monsoon, wherby you can get HUGE amounts of rain over a short period of hours (or sometimes minutes), the roads get flooded very quickly, but then it usually also dissappears very quickly, as a mixture of the heat & the drainage systems clear the water.

IF there is sustained raining WHEREVER you are in Thailand, but particularly up in the north, that can lead to serious flooding, as you also get all the water rushing down from the mountains, and the drainage systems just cannot handle the weight of water that they are faced with.

My personal suggestion would be to visit the South first as Koh Samui, Krabi & Phuket don't really get started with the rainy season until October, and then visit Chiang Mai after that, as hopefully by then the worst of the weather will have already passed !!.

If you are needing information or any guidance in terms of Chiang Mai, please visit my website at [snip] or my blog at [snip] there are lots of guidance, tips & helpful advice there .

Regards

Kevin

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3. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 7y

http://www.travelfish.org/weather_fish.php

The above /url for a good idea of weather in Thailand.

September Phuket is wet Samui not so bad and Koh Chang!!!! - sodden!

However unless you are determined to get skin cancer you should find enough sun between bouts of rain to keep you happy.
There is more to thailand than just sun.

4. Posted by cat.n. (Budding Member 32 posts) 7y

Of course there is, it would just be a shame if i couldn't see the places i wanted to cos of the rain - thanks for all the advise!

5. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 7y

i flew to thailand on 25th august and travelled right through rainy season in se asia and saw the odd heavy shower - didn't stop me doing anything I wanted although the road between phnom penh and bkk was a fucking state haha - good fun though

I say go for it and enjoy

Joey ;)

6. Posted by KevinRB (Inactive 76 posts) 7y

Hi

Check out the weather information for Chiang Mai for the period of your visit, not so bad heh !.

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Regards

Kevin:)

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