Rains to come late this year: Phuket Met

Rains to come late this year: Phuket Met 

By The Phuket News

 

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The average rainfall and temperatures for Phuket from 1981-2010. Image: TMD
 

PHUKET: The Phuket branch of the Thai Meteorological Department (Phuket Met) has warned that the annual rains that usually arrive with the southwest monsoon may be late this year due to the El Nino global weather pattern.

 

“The southwest monsoon usually begins sometime between mid- to late April or early May, depending on the year, but this year we expect the rains to come late,” Sorot Sawatdiraksa, a meteorologist at the Southern Meteorological Center (West Coast), based at Phuket International Airport, told The Phuket News.

 

“This year El Nino is not so strong, already making the amount of rainfall we have had this year less than in the past few years,” Mr Sorot said.


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