The rainy season on Samui and the tale of the flood

When people have nothing to talk about, they talk about the weather. But when it comes to rains on a trip, it turns out that for many it is almost the most important question. I already wrote about weather in Thailand for months, and laid out a small post about rain season, but I would like to tell you briefly aboutthe rainy season on Samui, for they asked me about it more than once. Moreover, it turned out that the only rainy season that I saw with my own eyes was right on Koh Samui, and, moreover, with a real flood!

Samui's rainy season

Official figures are such that the rainiestThe months on the island are from October to January. Moreover, November and December are the wettest. However, as practice has shown, the season for the season is not necessary. Sometimes, it's just some rain, and sometimes the whole flood is just as lucky.

The wettest months on Samui

The wettest months on Samui

When we went this year to Samui, toothey were afraid that it would be too "wait", still I wanted to buy more. But in October, almost all of it was sunny and did not look like a rainy season. The weather in November deteriorated, storms began, it rained at times for several days in a row, it bothered me, of course, but I cannot say that it was very critical. Often it rained at all only at night, or during the day, but quickly ended. Just a few days I can remember from the whole of November, when it was pouring in a row, without ceasing. Just at this moment a mini flood happened on Samui.

Someone very badly parked

Someone very badly parked

It was decided to push the car

It was decided to push the car

It remains a mystery why the lights are not turned off, the electrician suffers first of all

It remains a mystery why the lights are not turned off, the electrician suffers first of all

All are waiting for the decline of water in front of the Big C

All are waiting for the decline of water in front of the Big C

Then the bravest one went

Then the bravest one went

Well, a little later, this water level did not stop anyone

Well, a little later, this water level did not stop anyone

Surely in the Russian media would show only such photos and would say that the whole island is covered with water, save yourself, who can, they like to exaggerate. As with demonstrations in bangkok... So this flood happened locally aroundstore Big C and went down in half an hour. We just bought food and then waited until you can go home. Yes, we drove back along the road, as if floating on a boat, but the water was no higher than the rapids and only in some places. Just a few days (maybe a week) there were some problems with moving around Samui, but you could just sit there at home, because the majority of people live on stilts and have nothing to worry about. I understand perfectly well that everything could have been worse, as in one of the recent years, but now it is always not to take it as a basis.

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In the rainy season, poorly located cafes acquire walkways.

In the rainy season, poorly located cafes acquire walkways.

So we still had time cool meeting to carry out after this flood, drive to the Namuang waterfall, and separately I went alone to the Hin Lad waterfall. Waterfalls are especially good during this period!

Samui's rainy season

The rainy season on Samui "continues"!

As a result, made the following conclusion: if you don’t like rain very much, or if you’re traveling for a short time, when every day counts, then it’s better not to go to Samui during this period. There are other islands to choose from, although if you need infrastructure, then Phuket alone remains. And so, nothing to fear the rainy season and floods. By the way, they happen and not in the "official" rainy season, so you will not be saved from everything.

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