The Weather - cold season coming?

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by DavidFL, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    The weather.
    It’s been raining with some really heavy isolated downpours the last couple of days'; but you can feel the colder air & at times it has been well & truly blowing.

    40 minutes ago (1AM) it was gusting cold air outdoors at Lek's Corner & the PG gals were shivering. :D

    So my guess is we are about to change seasons - a bit earlier. :clap:

    There might one (or two) more rain storm a few weeks away, but this could be it folks & the cold season is just around the corner.
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Riding season here we come.
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  3. fir_chan

    fir_chan Member

    Will be up North from the 30th Sept to the 16th Oct....

    What should i be expecting? Hopefully the wet weather clears and wouldn't mind the cooler climate!
  4. blackb15

    blackb15 Ol'Timer

    I arrive the 7/11 and looking forward to anything that's not cold and heavy rain. I just got back from a trip to Germany from the Uk and hours of torrential rain at times.Glad it's getting better for biking over their as really looking forward to the trip.
    Safe riding
  5. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    I find the most accurate and up to date weather info from the Thai Meteorological Dept.

    Ride On!

  6. guichard

    guichard Ol'Timer

    Thank you very much Tony for this useful link.

    Do you know anything similar for Laos?


  7. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Laos? Sorry- can't help you with that one!
  8. guichard

    guichard Ol'Timer

    Thanks anyway,

    Maybe Auke Knows.

    Cheers, Lung.
  9. Auke

    Auke Ol'Timer


    I am at the moment in a cold and damp Netherlands but should be back home in a day or two and will give you (once I have found the link) the weather site I am using for Laos.

  10. guichard

    guichard Ol'Timer


    Thanks for your answer,you're almost as fast as Casey Stoner!

    There is no hurry; unlike in NL,the weather here,in the South of France is still lovely and I won't take my Winter quarters
    in Chiangmai before another 45 days.

  11. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Well it's 2 weeks on & we are still almost there -it's just around the corner. Ha. Ha. (Jumped the gun a bit didn't I?)

    A few nights ago there was heavy rain in & around Chiang Rai.
    On Tuesday Happy-Go-Lucky & I were in the car heading to Chiang Khong for a night.
    Charin Resort was our 2nd stop en route for a cappu 'n cake. And WOW the river was up..

    Looking upstream towards Charin



    Happy-Go-Lucky with "that T-Shirt"on
    you can see it in another post.
  12. rmbike

    rmbike Ol'Timer

    their complaining in loei about rain everyday atm

    down the eastern seaboard about every 3 or 4 days
  13. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Perhaps "they" are pussies? :happy5:
  14. Auke

    Auke Ol'Timer

    Hi Lung,

    Sorry, it has taken a bit more time than I had hoped but here is the site in Laos which I normally use - Department of Meteorology and Hydrology -

    In addition I sometimes check international sites like Weather Underground - and others such as FreeMeteo - ... 51944&la=1, etc.
  15. guichard

    guichard Ol'Timer

    Thank you very much Auke,
    If I had that one 2 years ago,I would have stayed looking at the Mekong on Xmas day instead of being soaked all day to
    Luang Nam Tha for my first ride on the newly paved road.And, it has been the only rainy day in a month!
    And I lost face because I had promised the other guy a dry ride in that season.

    Cheers, Lung.
  16. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Temperatures Drop in Northern Thailand ... ID=1036629
    UPDATE : 28 October 2010
    The Weather Department is warning of cooler temperatures in the northern provinces of Thailand. Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai province will see temperatures drop to 10 degrees Celsius today.

    Experts say this coming winter will be the coldest Thailand has experienced in decades.
  17. blackb15

    blackb15 Ol'Timer

    Well its hard frost every morning (UK) here with the odd hail storm to make the riding more intresting so I cant wait to arrive next week its got to be warmer so postive thoughts will do it.

    Safe riding

  18. oldbloke

    oldbloke Ol'Timer

    Crikey...maybe I should just take the missus and go lie on the beach at Koh Chang, instead of showing her Northern Thailand!! Tell me it's at least going to be mild during the day!!

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