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BANGKOK 11 December 2018 07:09
Kenny202

Whats with the weather?

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I had noticed! hot up here in Udon as well, but no rains or storms, garden looking miserable, hopefully we do get a cool spell this year???????

Strange weather this year, rains ended early, instead of cooling off got hotter!

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I came here 4 years ago in November and freezing for 2 months. I remember this year thinking how mild it was at Songkrahn and for months after

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Lowest rainfall I've seen for Aug to mid Nov in 10 years in this eastern part of Lower Isaan by a long way. Not looking forward to drought and water table outages in 2019.

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4 hours ago, SantiSuk said:

Lowest rainfall I've seen for Aug to mid Nov in 10 years in this eastern part of Lower Isaan by a long way. Not looking forward to drought and water table outages in 2019.

It's done nothing but rain down our way (central Gulf coast) for months and only just stopped. The monsoon wind has switched around to NE, but it's still darned hot, with no sign of those longed-for cooling winter breezes.

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The chilly mornings, cool days and nights of last November here in lower Surin are but a distant memory.

 

Little to no rain for the past few weeks and stifling by 10 AM.

 

Hopefully the prediction of lower temperatures for the coming weeks turn out to be true.

 

Rain is forecast for my area tomorrow but it will probably be all to brief, if at all, and only raise the humidity a few notches afterwards.

 

Bah! 😞

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Sounds bad this year in the Northeast.  It's been quite pleasant here in the North although I believe we're shy of the normal rainfall, although we did get some additional rain during November locally.
Temperatures have been nice - sorta like Southern California (well, when it's not burning. SoCal looks like Chiang Mai during the worst of the burning).   Based on the morning fog in the mountain valleys, I'm thinking we may be in for a cold 'cool season'.  Hope things get better for you folk in Isaan.  I've lived there and understand.
Rice farmers are going to take it in the shorts next year.
 

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2 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

Again most of Isan is doomed.

Central and south are bone dry while eastern Isan (along Mekong) got more than bearable.

Rain distribution is not "fair".

Deviation of normal rainfall up to yesterday (17 Nov).

Extreme drought in Korat.

Much above average on the western Gulf.

DepRAIN1Jan171118.gif

It's pretty amazing how regional micro-climates can be so dramatically different. 

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5 minutes ago, connda said:

It's pretty amazing how regional micro-climates can be so dramatically different. 

Indeed, but posts scattered in the forum seem to verify this.

100 km apart, completely different situation.

But the eastern border at the Mekong is well known for extreme rain/flooding.

The big typhoons come from the South China Sea, hit Vietnam hard and loose steam (more or less) before reaching Thailand.

 

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Not sure if most of Isaan is doomed. As far as I am concerned with my grass seed crops, we had too much rain in July-September. The crops are in the Ubon, Roi-et and Mukdahan areas. Day after day of rainy days. Not huge down-pours but overcast and cloudy days with little bright sunshine. As such, seedlings rotted and those that establishedm developed small seed heads, leading to low seed yields, The rice crops to me look excellent. I am in your area Santisuk every 4-5 weeks and all rice crops, cassava and sugar-cane crops look great. Here at my house in Ubon, continual rain in July-September lead to my lawns being waterlogged for days and days which resulted in the death of most of my good lawn grasses. 

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On 11/17/2018 at 3:13 PM, Kenny202 said:

Middle of November and still 35-36 degrees every day and afternoon storms Khon kaen. Isnt it supposed to be cool season? Its like the seasons have shifted 3 months forward

Loy Kratong is the official start of cool season, that's in 3 days time.

But still the wettest monsoon I've noticed in 10 years (Chiang Mai).

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4 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

Again most of Isan is doomed.

Central and south are bone dry while eastern Isan (along Mekong) got more than bearable.

Rain distribution is not "fair".

Deviation of normal rainfall up to yesterday (17 Nov).

Extreme drought in Korat.

Much above average on the western Gulf.

DepRAIN1Jan171118.gif

Fantastic chart showing difference from normal rainfall. Could you give us a web link to the page (if it is a webpage). 👍🏽

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