Weather 1st April 2011
The island's woken up to a sunshine today, hopefully it will speed up the recovery and dry the floods much quicker. Pictures of this morning ( by my friends Jantima Cha and Sammy Eldridge) :
Many people have sent me emails in the last few days asking about whether they should come to Samui or change or cancel their trip - I would say if the weather will stay as it is now, without more heavy rains and storms and 3 meters waves, the island will be back to normal in about a week time. The most damaged places will need about 2 weeks but fortunately there is not too many places like that.
Seems like beachfront buildings of hotels in South Chaweng had suffered the most. New KC resort started coming down, Banana Fan Sea was damaged as well - here is the picture which I borrowed from Camille Lemmens's blog :
Anyway, it looks like the weather is only going to improve, it's the hottest season in the end of the day, so everything should be ok in no time. Not sure Songkran will be much fun this year though - I personally totally fed up with water, but maybe in a week we will forget all this nightmare a bit...