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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai – Get ready for HUGE RAIN over the Weekend


Via: City News – Chiang Mai

Komson Suwanampha, the head of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Chiang Mai, announced that low pressure in the west of Philippines has converted into storm moving at 45 kilometres per hour.

It is predicted that on 1st August the storm will be moving faster towards Vietnam and then later Thailand. Expect widespread rain all over Thailand and VERY HEAVY RAIN in some parts of the country from 3rd – 5th August.


I’ve a ton of books, and I live on the 5th FLOOR – so BRING IT ON, baby!



August 1, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Chiang Mai – Floods Cause Traffic CHAOS


Via: City News – Chiang Mai

The Northern Meteorological Department told the press that the monsoon trough covered northern and northeastern Thailand while the southwestern monsoon trough covered the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. This caused widespread and heavy rain all over the country.

In Chiang Mai City, places that were worst hit included the Padad Underpass near Police Region 5, Chiang Mai Department of Land Transport, Sri Pingmuang community, Nantaram community, and Fahmai community.

Flooding also occurred at Sanpakoi Market, Night Bazaar, Changklan Road, Central Plaza, and Chiang Mai Airport.

This caused gridlocked traffic. (yeah, no kiddin’!)


July 25, 2013 Posted by | climate | , , , , | Leave a comment