The Seasons

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So its still rainy season.. months of torrential downpours perfectly timed to coincide with rush hour. Its a drag. Traffic grinds to a halt, bouts of colds and conjunctivitus spread through the city and mosquitoes (curse those buzzy blood sucking bastards) flourish.

I don’t know about you but I am sick and tired of the rainy season now. Then again Im a Brit and we love nothing better than to moan about politics and the weather. So forgive me a whinge, as this is basically the only time of the year that I get to indulge this part of my cultural heritage!

Worst of all, I can’t get out on a boat. The sea fishing season doesn’t really get started until the rain subsides, which thankfully should be quite soon. .

The rainy season runs from May through to October.
This really should be called the hot and wet season. These torrential downpours are quire predictable, usually late afternoon or early mornings, but during the day the weather whilst usually overcast is still hot, and humidity levels climb.

The ‘cold’ season November through to February.
By far and away my favourite season. Its not cold by the standards of my home. Although temperatures can plummet to 16C on occasion, although usually in the mid to low 20’s. Think of it like a sunny spring day.

The hot season March through to April.
Visit Thailand now for the fun that can be had at Songkran, the ceremony that once ushered in the start of the rainy season at the start of their New Year has become something more akin to a national water fight. Its great fun and the weather is hot and sunny.

If you are looking for more information the Weather network has some interesting stats that support these timings in the link below. Note particularly how precipitation drops rapidly in November:

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/statistics/C01163/thxx0002

I’ll get back to you on the promised post covering tackle, and baits for sea fishing in Thailand after my next trip, provided that the rains go away and we can get out to sea!

Until then, tight lines!

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2 thoughts on “The Seasons

    Peter M said:
    October 12, 2010 at 18:01

    Cannot disagree with that, the ‘cold’ season, more accurately described as ‘the not quite so hot and humid season’ is the best. It even felt a bit nippy one or two evenings up in Chiang Rai in February, but I don’t think I’ve ever come close to experiencing ‘nippy’ in Bangkok outside of an air conditioned environment.

    Peter

    bangkokburt responded:
    October 15, 2010 at 05:59

    haha ‘the not quite so hot and humid season’ spot on!

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