How rainy is rainy season

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by Kjames, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Kjames

    Kjames Member

    Hi guys.

    Great forum, I've spent the last few hours reading various posts.

    I m hatching together a plan for a 5 day ish ride form 1st sept. I'm in bkk on business and then thinking of flying up to Chiang mai.
    I live in dubai and mainly ride in the desert, so a tropical road ride sounds fantastic.

    So question, is 1st week of sept likely to be too wet, or is it just a bit of rain in the afternoon and the rest of the day is probably ok?

    cheers

    Karl
     
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  3. cdrw

    cdrw Ol'Timer

    August & September are the wettest months!
    So, bring a raincoat....some days you'll get rained upon, some days not...
    Just enjoy the scenery, the people and the roads..and no sandy deserts!
    http://www.chiangmai-chiangrai.com/weather_in_north_thailand.html
     
  4. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    Normally September has the most rainy days and highest rainfall of any month. However it is normal that many days have no rain until late after noon or evening. Also one has to say that the weather has not always followed predictable patterns in the last couple of seasons and no one can yet tell you if early September is going to be wetter or drier than normal. Forecast is quite reliable for about 3 days ahead. I still enjoy my September rides, sometimes I get wet, but it is still warm/hot in September, so getting wet not really a problem
     
  5. Kjames

    Kjames Member

    Thanks guys.... Now just got to get the idea passed the missus.

    K
     
  6. monsterman

    monsterman Ol'Timer

    Just watch out for more damaged roads , mudslides and debri and you will be ok just shelter when worst rain is upon you as that far too dangerous to ride in, no visibility and maniac thais trucks not slowing down etc
     
  7. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    See if this is a help
    http://www.gt-rider.com/touring-information-overview/s-e-asia-weather-conditions

     
  8. Kjames

    Kjames Member

    That does help... Thanks

    K
     

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