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  • pittz

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    we`ll be flying down to South of Thailand in a weeks time from Chiang Mai, and wonder where to - Puket (west) or Ko Samui (East side). what side will we find more sunshine and less rain during this perioud of year. TY :)

    #1 Posted: 30/6/2012 - 09:04

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  • DLuek

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    As you can see here, the east side is generally better this time of year.

    #2 Posted: 30/6/2012 - 09:20

  • Captain_Bob

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    The lower gulf islands (Ko Samui/Phangan/Tao) have the better weather May-Sep which is rainy season for the west coast. Go East!

    #3 Posted: 1/7/2012 - 00:22

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    #4 Posted: 1/7/2012 - 21:43

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    #5 Posted: 2/7/2012 - 01:36


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    Man we're just getting soaked here in the NE right now. A front has moved through, and it's been continuusly overcast and raining more than 12 hours out of each day for three days. It's getting on my nerves!

    #6 Posted: 2/7/2012 - 22:20

  • Captain_Bob

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    samkallis44 get the Phuk out of here with your Phuket SPAM.

    #7 Posted: 3/7/2012 - 00:44

  • longbeach

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    Just spent 3 weeks travelling and it rained longer than 3 hrs once and another day it rained for 30 mins. One fine day after another.

    Rain isnt a big issue unless you are unlucky or head to the wettest part of the country which doesnt apply to many islands. phuket/krabi usually only get short showers.

    #8 Posted: 9/7/2012 - 05:27

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