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Weather in Khao Lak

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Luton, United...
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Weather in Khao Lak

Hi,

We are arriving in Khao Lak in 2 weeks today!!! v excited!!

We were just wondering what the weather is like at the mo, and what to expect when we are there weather wise. We've been googling it and it says there will be lots of thunderstorms. Are these like flash storms or do they go on for a long time?

Any help much appreciated! :)

Charlotte

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norfolk
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1. Re: Weather in Khao Lak

We go to khao in two and a half weeks time.

Can't see how they can say exactly what the weather will be so far in advance, predict maybe, but not actually, accurately know.

Edited: 1:44 pm, March 22, 2014
Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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2. Re: Weather in Khao Lak

At the moment it is hot, very hot, and, unusually the heat continuing until late evening. Last night, after reaching a high at the beach of 36c it was still 30c at 10pm. At that point there was a thunderstorm that lasted about 10 minutes. That is only the seventh or eighth day on which there has been rain since we arrived at the end of last November. We need some rain, preferably at night, as the land is parched and scorched by fires in places started either by a carelessly discarded cigarette or spontaneous combustion because of the heat. It will continue to be hot from now on as the Wet Season approaches and thunderstorms are always likely, usually late afternoon or evening but not lasting long and the rain drying up very quickly. That is the "usual" pattern but who knows these days anywhere!

Luton, United...
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3. Re: Weather in Khao Lak

Thanks for the information! I really appreciate it. :)

Poulton Le Fylde...
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4. Re: Weather in Khao Lak

Have a look at the Thai Meteorological Department forecast for this area at http://www.tmd.go.th/en/province.php?id=78

And you wil see over the next week just two days with possibilities of a thunderstorm and only then a 10% chance of rain on those days. Average Max temp is about 36c and Min about 24c.

Melbourne, Australia
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5. Re: Weather in Khao Lak

We have been in KL for a few days now and the weather has been great. Blue skies and sun! Starts to get a little overcast around 3pm, and the breeze picks up. Notwithstanding, it has been perfect for us.

norfolk
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6. Re: Weather in Khao Lak

Off to Khao later today so fingers crossed for sun, sun, sun!

Been fabulous weather here in Bangkok though!

Norwich
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7. Re: Weather in Khao Lak

I'm there in 6 days! Can't wait for some sun and nothing inparticular to do!

London.UK
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8. Re: Weather in Khao Lak

We are arriving 30/4 Is the weather holding on as Thailand enters the rainy season?

Poulton Le Fylde...
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9. Re: Weather in Khao Lak

As of today, Yes. Tomorrow ?????

London.UK
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10. Re: Weather in Khao Lak

In the UK under normal conditions one can (generally) get an inkling for weather conditions up to 5-8 days ahead with reasonable accuracy. Are you implying that in Khao Lak the weather forecast ( conditions )cannot be forecasted with reasonable accuracy beyond a 24 hr time frame?

Do you live out in Khao lak ?thanks!

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