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Wet Weekend Weather in Phuket



Just a few more days of this, surely... Today has been as wet as any day this week, and I saw minor flooding here and there (nothing serious, well more like large puddles really). The kind of day when you have plans for the beach, for driving up mountains, for a relaxing time by the pool maybe, but what do you get? Rain, rain and more rain. It has not stopped all day. So, naturally, we have been to Central Festival Mall, where we have eaten and done shopping and found some new shoes for my daughters rapidly growing feet.

Then we stopped home for a few minutes to drop off the shopping and found buffalo wandering around our village. There is a lot of green land around Kathu and a fair number of buffalo who we see from time to time here and there.



Our garden certainly looks very green. It starts to get out of control in this weather. We have orchids, palm trees, a coconut tree, papaya tree (a baby, no papayas yet), and much more! Things are very green at this time of year as the last of the rains fall.

Our garden

As the sun starts to fall, the hills to the west are dark and grey. One gets the feeling that Sunday will see little in the way of sun.

Just flicking through the weather reports on the web - there was a landslide in Patong in the early hours of Friday morning - see report in the Phuket Gazette.

Meanwhile the Thai Meteorological Department issued this warning today : "A low pressure cell covers southern Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand. Abundant rain and heavy falls are likely in the area. People in the risky area of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun provinces beware of flooding conditions. In addition, the moderate wind in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf with wave 2-3 meters. All ships should proceed with caution."


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