The rain has been hammering the province for the past week. August and September are typically the wettest months in Krabi but on occasion October and November eclipse these months as the wettest. Regardless – from August through November in Krabi, it is usually QUITE wet and many tourists, expats, and residents don’t enjoy the place as much as when dry.
There is currently some light flooding in the low-lying areas of Krabi town. I’ve not yet been up to highway 4 at the intersection with the Khao Phanom Bencha mountain chain – which is where the heaviest flooding has taken place in the past. I’ll go today and see what it looks like. There is a reason Thais buy SUV’s and pickup trucks – to clear the water, that is sometimes 1-2 feet deep during heavy rains.
I am currently considering whether to make a visa run down the coast of Thailand to Satun from Krabi – to visit Langkawi island for some snake hunting. The heavy rain is putting me off because, literally, every province floods easily in Thailand. Or, maybe that is inaccurate. Every province floods in Thailand – with enough rain. There is usually enough rain each year to flood most of the provinces. The last visa run down to Malaysia, I drove down in our Honda and was wondering if I’d pull through the deep pools of water. Not a fun way to travel. I’d almost consider taking the motorbike instead this time. Or just flying out from Krabi altogether from the airport!
Krabi weather is generally quite nice toward the end of November and through April. It gets quite hot in April, and then May starts tourist season again – and we get some crowds at the beach. Krabi town is usually unaffected (relatively) from the seasonal foreign crowds. There isn’t much to see right in Krabi town, so few visitors spend a lot of time there. The beach is where it’s at for foreigners.
Another update in a couple of days…
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