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Thailand in December?

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Londonalf · 19/05/2020 11:42


We are going to Thailand in December (hopefully... re-arranged from a trip that was cancelled due to Coronavirus).

We're going to Koh Samui and although our travel agent said the weather should be OK, i've read LOTS of things saying that there will basically be rain most days! I'd be gutted if this was the case.

Has anybody been to Koh Samui in December? What was it like, what can I expect..

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mmgirish · 22/05/2020 17:04

The rain is usually finished by then. It would be very unusual to have loads if rain at that time if year anywhere in Thailand.

SamBee1 · 26/05/2020 17:19

You'd be unlikely to get rain endlessly in December, but the later the better. A couple of years back it was torrentially hit until mid January, but that was unlucky. West Coast is a lot safer in December. But it wouldn't stop me going.

Oh god, how i'd love to be going to Thailand anytime soon.

mmgirish · 27/05/2020 16:51

What year was that SamBee? I just moved from Thailand. I was there for years.

Londonalf · 27/05/2020 17:39

@mmgirish wow, how did you find living there? My dream is to retire there one day or live there for half of the year (sadly have a while to go).

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Londonalf · 27/05/2020 17:41

@sambee1 Thank you :-) we don't mind a bit of rain as it's always a risk when going to a tropical country. Just don't want to set ourselves up for certainty of being indoors for the entire trip!

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SamBee1 · 27/05/2020 18:12

@mmgirish - Storm Pabuak - so only a couple of years ago. Well, it was a typhoon until not far offshore - but rereading my message it had finished by about the 7th and was the worst storm in memory for most people. The heavy rains have pretty much died by end of November which is the only month i'd avoid as Samui airport has had closures.

I honestly wouldn't blink at going in December, something to look forward to! But the other coast is lower risk.

Theyweretheworstoftimes · 27/05/2020 18:13

You want Khao Lak in December rather than Koh Samui

mrsmummy111 · 27/05/2020 18:16

I went to Koh Samui in November and it was blazing sunshine every day, interspersed with small bouts of rain that lasted around 15/20 mins and then the sunshine was straight back out. We were also warned about the weather but it was absolutely no issue for us.

taptonaria27 · 27/05/2020 18:19

I've been there in late November and had the same experience as mummy - is lots of sun with an occasional heavy shower

mmgirish · 27/05/2020 18:33

That storm was a very unusual occurrence for that time of year. You'll be fine in Samui in December.

mmgirish · 27/05/2020 18:35

@Londonalf I'm a teacher. Currently living in my 5th country. Thailand is a great place to live. We lived in Thailand for just over 6 years. We loved it.

Londonalf · 27/05/2020 20:17

@mrsmummy111 thank you! This is kind of what im hoping for, can deal with short bouts of rain but days on end would not be so good.

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